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Enjoy Bill Swick’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter!

Uh oh! It’s the first week of guitar class and you’re drawing a blank! Bill Swick, Chair of the Las Vegas Guitar Task Force, has your back. Bill’s weekly newsletters contain step-by-step instructions on how to move your class along. To sign up for his newsletters, email Bill at: with the words “Free Newsletter”…


3 Ways to Create a Guitar Culture

There are few things that have as strong of an impact on culture than music. Many students use music as a symbol of their personality. Tapping into this social element has the potential to affect local school culture, too! Here are three ways you can create a guitar culture at your school. 1) Bring your…

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21 Tips for Becoming a Better Guitar Player

Congratulations! You made it through to the end of the year. Your guitar class had tons of very interested kids, but it’s not over! You’ve got a line of kids out the door who want to take guitar next year. Take the summer to get a little better at guitar. It will make a big…


The Ultimate Guide to Ending Noodling

When a student has an instrument in their hands, they want to use it. However, making “unwanted” sound can be distracting, slow down a class, and if I hear the lick from “Sweet Child of Mine” one more time, I’m gonna….. It’s important to take noodling in stride, but it’s also important to put an…


5 Things You Must Do Before the End of the Year

Photo credit: kconnors from Get ready for summer because you’re just about there! The school year is coming to a close, your guitar class is ending, and you and your students are thinking about relaxing in the sun. That’s all good, but don’t check out just yet. Before you head for the beach, check…

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