Classroom guitar is emerging as the top strategy to increase equitable music participation in school districts around the country. The guitar’s popularity, relative affordability, functionality as solo, ensemble and harmonic instrument, its role in many cultures, and quick learning curve are winning many advocates among district music coordinators. However, building a successful guitar program won’t happen without thoughtful planning and execution.
In this webinar presented by guitar pedagogy authority Mike Christiansen, NAfME Solutions Music Group, and the Consonus Music Institute you’ll learn about the key issues that should be addressed including: which grades participate? How will students progress through a multi-year course of study? How does curriculum integrate through grades? What standards should be adopted? What’s the optimal curriculum and instruction method? What training resources are available to provide non-guitarist music educators with instrumental and pedagogy skills? And more.
Dave Goff says
I have been employed in a number of charter schools through out Utah Valley. Every year for the past 10 years I have had some type of guitar program and all have been quite well attended. I have been using mostly the book “Mastering the Guitar’ by Mr. Christensen. I have heard that your program works better and would like to investigate it for next year. I am interested in student curriculum and teacher development opportunities