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5 Ideas for Working with At-Risk Kids

Tough kids, bullies, trouble makers, at-risk kids. We’ve all heard these names before and every teacher teacher has their horror story. However, year after year our teachers tell us that classroom guitar both attracts at-risk kids and is effective in turning them around. They not only participate in guitar class, but many kids use it…


Students, Turn ON Your Devices!

Students, turn on your devices! Does that sound counterintuitive or unproductive? You normally tell your students to turn their devices off in your class, so that they can focus. What if their devices made them focus on music more?!?!? Here are 6 apps you can use to enhance your music class and get your students…

Suzanne D'Addario Brouder

An Interview with Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, Director of the D’Addario Foundation

An Interview with Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, Director of the D’Addario Foundation Teaching Guitar Workshops – What’s the mission of the D’Addario Foundation? Suzanne D’Addario Brouder – The primary mission of the D’Addario Foundation is to support community based organizations that are bringing music instruction to underserved areas. Our main goal is to make the opportunity to study…


New Sponsor: D&A Guitar Gear

D&A Guitar Gear recently signed on to support the Teaching Guitar Workshops and help music educators start great classroom guitar programs. D&A Guitar Gear began with a simple question: Why can’t there be music accessories that look great, work well and protect our instruments at the same time? With this, D&A was brought to life…


5 Acoustic v Electric Considerations

It’s a little early, but you may have some parents asking you about guitars as gift ideas for the holidays. If you’re faced with the question, “Electric or Acoustic?”, what do you say? Here are a some considerations. 1. What Would You Prefer? It might sound obvious, but find out what the student wants to…

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