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 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 and how is progress assessed? What’s the optimal curriculum and instruction method? What training resources are available to provide non-guitarist music educators with instrumental and pedagogy skills? How do you organize district guitar ensemble festivals? And more.