TGW Press

The Teaching Guitar Workshops Program, its Clinicians, and the teachers who have attended the program are BIG NEWS!

Check out all of the coverage about the program.

[toggle_item title=”Engage Your Students with Guitar” active=”true”]What can the guitar bring to your music classroom?  NAfME hosts a Teaching Guitar Workshop at the National Center for Music Education in Reston, Virginia….More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Rockin’ the Classroom” active=”true”]Guitars are no longer strangers to school music programs………More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”PickItUp-InTune” active=”true”]It’s a good bet that you are going to play a guitar sometime in your life…More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”Proof Positive” active=”true”]Student enrollment data from Fairfax County provides tangible evidence that guitar programs increase total participation in music programs and don’t sabotage band and orchestra….More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”Mark Propst article” active=”true”]“A couple of years ago two of my teachers took the Teaching Guitar Workshop, and when they returned they supported a course proposal for guitar. We decided schools could start offering a guitar curriculum if they wanted,” Propst said….More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”Reel Students in with Guitar” active=”true”]“Are your upper elementary and middle school students too cool for school?” asks MENC member Suzanne Shull. “Out-cool them by putting guitars in their hands.” Shull shares some tips to get students started on the most popular and versatile of all instruments..More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”The Guitar Has Taken Morris on Quite a Journey” active=”true”]Bob Morris took piano lessons, starting at about age 6 when he picked out tunes by ear. But it wasnʼt until he picked up a guitar as a teenager that he found his instrument, one which has given him opportunities to travel with bands as well as to introduce thousands of students to the joys of playing the guitar… More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Envy of the District” active=”true”]“Leneah Maddox has hit the field of music with a bang – or should we say strum?… More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Gates Pulls Some Strings to Add Guitars” active=”true”]Several guitars had been sitting unused at the middle school and Gates got permission from Chris Reed, vocal and music instructor at the high school, to use them. By donating a couple more guitars that her son once used when he took lessons, she had enough for two pupils to share…More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Salina Journal – Matt-Gerry-1-6″ active=”true”]Thanks to a video showcasing the students’ performance, Gerry was chosen grand prize winner of a contest co-sponsored by Weezer and State Farm Insurance. He will be flown to Chicago on Friday with three other contest finalists to attend a Saturday concert by Weezer, best known for its hit songs “Beverly Hills,” “Buddy Holly, “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “We Are All on Drugs” and “Pork and Beans.”..More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Matt Gerry Teacher of the Year” active=”true”]“Matt Gerry, Secondary Teacher of the Year at USD 305, joined South Middle School in 2003 as music, vocal and guitar teacher. Gerry is a strong advocate for students and music…More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Beverly Psomas_article” active=”true”]“In Greenwood School District 50 guitars have become a staple of the curriculum thanks to the overwhelming success of the Arts, Communication, Theatre School (ACTS) magnet program at Brewer Middle School……More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”How School Guitar Is Expanding Market” active=”true”]School music directors are turning to the guitar to attract more students and to insulate music departments from budget cuts…More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”GAMA Hosts TGW” active=”true”]Guitar instructors Shelley Brobst and Ed Prasse led the Fairfield University workshop, packing what’s defined as a graduate-level methods and pedagogy course into a five-day crash course…More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”TGW Broadening Teachers Skills” active=”true”]“The amount of children learning guitar is enormous and growing every year…..More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”The NAMM Foundation Presents Grant to GAMA at AARP Convention” active=”true”]“The NAMM Foundation presented a grant to the Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA) Oct. 24 during the AARP conference….More[/toggle_item]
[toggle_item title=”Vonda Phillips Article” active=”true”]“I want my guitar students to leave my class with an appreciation and understanding of all styles of guitar playing and I want them to be able to read music. I focus on different styles… More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”Teaching Music Awards” active=”true”]“Romana Hartmetz, director of the guitar program at Harmony Intermediate School in urcellville, Virginia, is the winner of the 2009 GAMA Award for excellence in teaching Guitar…..More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”The Guitar Takes its Place in Education” active=”true”]It is 8:15am on Sunday, January 18th and hundreds of music industry insiders – advocates, retailers, manufacturers, publishers, performers – are filing into an immense hall, carrying their cups of coffee and plates brimming with the offerings of the breakfast buffet to the long tables that fill this cavernous conference room. On the stage, a tall man with flecked grey hair stands relaxed, slightly stooped even, smiling out at the audience; behind him, thirteen high school students, dressed in black, each holding an acoustic guitar, take their seats and assemble their sheet music on stands….More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”Hoping to Turn The Beat Around” active=”true”]Seventh-grader Jessica Dodson walked into class and yanked Eric Clapton from the wall — the guitar, not the guitarist. Classmate Corey Cook already had Carlos Santana….. More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”GAMA Celebrates 12th Year” active=”true”]It’s the Teaching Guitar workshop, and it’s about educating the educators, and then having them return to their schools and start guitar programs. A look at the numbers show it continues to be a big hit with those who participate…. More[/toggle_item]

[toggle_item title=”GAMA’s Quest” active=”true”]“Guitar association marks first decade of reaching out to teachers…. More[/toggle_item]