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Become a Capo Master in 35 Minutes

We spend a lot of time talking about capos during the Teaching Guitar Workshops because they are an awesome tool! Capos create an artificial barre chord that effectively changes the position of the nut on your guitar. So if you and/or your guitar class are having trouble with barre chords, you might want to think…

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Meet Your Clinician: Romana Hartmetz

1. Give us some background on your teaching experience? I have taught guitar from elementary to college level and I learn new things every year! I love Brazilian music and get an opportunity with my top level students to play and perform some really hot tunes! I also get to teach applications of jazz theory…

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6 Do’s and Don’ts for New Music Teachers

You’ve just been told to teach guitar and you quickly google, How many strings on a guitar?!! Sound like you? Whether you’re a newbie getting thrown into the pool sink-or-swim style or a classroom veteran check out these do’s and don’ts for new music teachers. 1. Do: Find your Yoda Every new teacher could use…

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Meet Your Clinician: Rob Pethel

1. Tell us about your Guitar Teaching Experience? Guitar has always been my primary instrument, but schools rarely advertise an opening for a “guitar teacher”. After graduating with a degree in music education, I saw a posting for a chorus teacher at a nearby middle school and decided to apply. In the job interview, the…

6 Options for a Guitar Class with No Budget

Budgets stink and worse, they’re never big enough – especially if you’re trying to run a classroom guitar program. Luckily, you have options. There are tons of free tools out there from videos that will teach you guitar, to instructions on how to build your own guitars. Check out these 6 great ways to stretch…

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