Whether you have already taught a guitar class, or are just considering adding guitar to your teaching repertoire; whether an accomplished guitarist or a beginning player, you owe it to yourself to attend this professional development workshop. This workshop conducted by Mike Christiansen, covers many of the key concepts presented in Christiansen’s Classroom Guitar Pedagogy for music educator’s class he teaches at Utah State University.
Here’s the workshop outline:
- Educators make the best guitar instructors
- Signs of good teaching
- Three elements of effective teaching
- Incorporating Blended Learning
- What to have in your classroom
- What type of guitars to use
- Class period allocation
- Keys to Effective Curriculum -What every guitarist should know and when to teach it
- Tablature vs. Standard Notation -They complement each other
- Sequential teaching
- Implementing Ensembles
- Constructing lesson plans
- Theory for beginners – The chord Clock
- Layered (differentiated) learning
- Incorporating Improvisation
- Non-Playing Topics
- Types of Guitars
- Care of the guitar
- Tests and assignments (writing and composing)
- Playing Skill Development for Teachers and Students
- Text and supplemental material
- Incorporating contemporary / popular music
- Recitals and concerts
Attendees will also receive an evaluation subscription to CMI’s Guitar Fundamentals – Beginning Level Course At the end of the workshop you receive free access to essential CMI resources including sample blended learning courseware, ensemble arrangements, class lesson plans in the Consonus Online Learning Site.
The Consonus Online Learning Site offers video tutorials on multiple aspects of teaching classroom guitar and access to CMI’s blended learning guitar courses.
For more information on attending or sponsoring CMI’s Classroom Guitar Teacher Training workshop e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 866-714-2633.