The schools give players the opportunity to improve technique and styles whilst rubbing shoulders with the stars.
During all summer schools players study technical development and live performance skills using industry standard equipment modern and vintage under the guidance of the biggest names in music.
Between them the college tutors and guests have sold hundreds of thousands of albums, toured the world at stadium level and played main stages at Download, Glastonbury, Reading and Ozzfest.
As well as sharpening your skills, giveaways to the best students include two year-long subscriptions to TG, free copies of Guitar Hero World Tour, VANS clothing and Orange will be giving away 'tiny terror' and 'micro crush' amps.
The BIMM Brighton Total Guitar Summer School lasts from 3 to 6 August, and Bristol's lasts from 17 to 20 August.
If you are interested in any of the 2009 Summer Schools (including the Metal Hammer Summer Schools) book early to avoid disappointment. For information contact 08442 646 666, e-mail email@example.com or visit