Essential Posters for Your Guitar Class


Classrooms should not be dreary places. They should be delightful, engaging, inspired and everywhere you look you should have a chance to learn and grow. That’s why we put together some ideas for essential posters for your classroom guitar program. Notes on the Neck Most guitarists will memorize the notes on the neck up to […]

7 Halloween Songs for Guitar Class


You’ve been drilling your classroom guitar students for two months; teaching them open chords and the notes on the strings. Well, it’s almost Halloween – time for a crash course in tritones! Halloween brings out the augmented 4th or diminished 5th in music like no other holiday. Here are some scary, magical, and downright fun […]

School Is In Session – Better Get In Shape


It’s been a long summer – thank goodness – but now you’ve got to teach guitar again. If you need a little refresher, you’re not alone. No worries! We’ll get you in shape for your new crop of eager guitar players. Let’s get down to some fundamentals. Strings Let me guess: You haven’t touched your […]

9 Weeks of Classroom Guitar Diaries Compiled


School is about to start – if it hasn’t already started. Your kids’ hands are itching to start playing guitar. You have so much to prep! What to do? We’ve got you covered. If you didn’t read Shelley’s Classroom Guitar Diaries as they were being published a couple months ago, here they all are under […]

5 Ideas for the 1st Hour of Guitar Class


What to teach? So many choices! I want to teach my kids something substantive, but I don’t want to scare them. I hope they walk away inspired. The first hour of your guitar class can be intimidating; fortunately, you can cover a lot in just a little time. Here’s a list of 5 openers for […]