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Teaching guitar in a public school
Howdy, Sorry if this topic has already been beaten to death, but I didn't see anything real recent so....here goes.
I teach Middle School (after my career as a bluegrass star couldn't support me!) and my Principal has asked me to purchase 20 guitars (with school district money) and start offering a guitar program this Fall.
I've been a guitar instructor at music camps for many years, but have never tackled the challenge of teaching 20 students per day, 5 days per week!
I'm inclined to purchase ten 3/4 size guitars (probably Yamaha JR1s) and ten full size (Yamaha F335?). Am debating whether or not to include classical guitars, too -- if so, how many? My experience is that kids, especially, hold their enthusiasm longer and practice more when they start with classical (nylon strings and wider neck). But then, making the switch to steel strings is more of a hurdle....
Any advice from anyone here?
6/29/2017, 1:06 am
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