Teacher Training – Cleveland, OH

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Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, 2017
John Carroll University in University Heights, OH.
Housing options available: note that the deadline for campus housing is July 6.

This teacher training workshop is presented in collaboration with the expert music educators and trainers of Austin Classical Guitar and, featuring active learning and practice teaching. Cleveland Classical Guitar Society is so excited to bring this 3-day guitar workshop to the Cleveland area hosted by John Carroll University in University Heights, OH. Tracks are available for classroom music teachers who would like to add guitar to their repertoire (no previous guitar experience necessary) and for professional or aspiring professional guitarists who would like to expand their classroom training.

Click here to register via Austin Classical Guitar’s website.

Registration + 1-year curriculum subscription: $275
($225 for students)

Registration only (for current curriculum subscribers): $150

This event will be held at John Carroll University (housing options available) in University Heights, OH. All registrants will receive a packet in June with more information, including a full schedule. Space is limited so please register soon!

Training will focus on classroom guitar teaching for medium to large groups. Topics will include curriculum, repertoire, guitar essentials, conducting, rehearsal techniques, and more. A limited number of guitars are available for attendees who don’t have their own.

Teachers include, from Austin Classical Guitar:
Dr. Matthew Hinsley, Executive Director
Travis Marcum, Director of Education
Jeremy Osborne, Assistant Director of Education
Eric Pearson, Director of Community Ensembles

With Special Guests:
Stephen Aron, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Patrick Feely, McMaster University & University of Western Ontario
George Dean, Canton Public Schools

Approximate daily schedule:

Thursday July 20: 12:30PM – 5:00PM
Friday July 21: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday July 22: 9:00AM – 2:30PM

2016 Finale – Austin, TX
The video above shows the finale of the 2016 Austin training workshop performance, concluding 3 days of guitar training for music educators. This workshop is offered annually in Austin, TX, but this will be the first year this opportunity is offered in Cleveland, OH.

About Austin Classical Guitar’s Education Program:
Developing guitar as an effective, inspiring, and rigorous course subject in American public schools is the cornerstone of ACG Education. Having assisted with the creation of hundreds of new guitar programs around North America serving tens of thousands of diverse students, ACG knows first-hand that guitar is a uniquely powerful means of bringing the widely documented benefits of fine arts study to young people. Austin Classical Guitar’s national and international services include curriculum development, teacher training, advocacy, and assessment protocols. In the Austin area, programs provide individual lessons and instruments for low-income students and programs, hundreds of annual student performance opportunities, college scholarships, direct teacher assistance, and direct service for special constituencies like Juvenile Justice, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and many more.

In October 2008, Austin Classical Guitar launched, now used internationally by hundreds of teachers serving tens of thousands of students. A comprehensive teacher resource that includes a searchable library of original, pedagogically-sequenced ensemble literature, sight reading, and audio and video tutorials and aids, espouses a powerful core educational philosophy of “expressive, beautiful music-making from the very first day.” Click here to take a free tour or to get a free online trial.