“I am fascinated by their talent, technique and creativity”: Steve Vai taps this generation's most innovative players for Vai Academy 7.0

Yvette Young. Steve Vai and Tim Henson
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Steve Vai has announced the next instalment of his Vai Academy tuition retreat in Florida, for which he’s recruited some of today’s most innovative and forward-thinking young players.

The Vai Academy is never short on talent, having boasted the likes of Nuno Bettencourt, Guthrie Govan, Billy Sheehan, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Devin Townsend and many more as guest stars throughout the years.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.