Jazz Guitar Article

A great article by Tom Amoriello on jazz guitar advocacy appears in the March 2013 Tempo Magazine (New Jersey Music Educators Magazine) on pages 28-30. Please share with guitar friends.…

Virginia All State Guitar

On Saturday January 19th the executive board of the Virginia Music Educators Association unanimously approved the formation of an All-State Guitar Ensemble to perform at the November 2013 VMEA conference.…

Response to a blog by Michael Albertson

Please read the following: http://urbanedmusic.blogspot.com/2013/01/moving-past-tradition.html My response: Dear Michael I see you are on the NYSSMA research committee. Please tell me what the NYSSMA requires for guitar in the NYSSMA…

Teaching Guitar Workshop

This video, Teaching Guitar, features Glen McCarthy, Chair of the NAfME Council on Guitar Education, who discusses guitar programs in schools, how having a guitar program strengthens a school’s music…

All-State Guitar in your State's Future?

At first glance, Florida and New Mexico seem to have very little in common.  Dry, high desert New Mexico with its sparse and far-flung population would seem to be the…

Reel Students in with Guitar

“Are your upper elementary and middle school students too cool for school?” asks NAfME member Suzanne Shull. “Out-cool them by putting guitars in their hands.” Shull shares some tips to…

Engage Students with Guitar, Part 2

What can the Level II Guitar Workshop do for you? NAfME members Matt Gerry and Stacey Rubach attended both the Level I and Level II guitar workshops. The Road to…

Engage Students with Guitar, Part 1

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. NAfME member Matt Gerry signed…

Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century

Teachers can’t just let their students loose on the Internet, points out MENC member Matt McVeigh. They need to help students navigate its sometimes dangerous waters. What’s “digital citizenship”? How…