An Archive of Guitar Related Articles


10 Lesson Plans from the Virginia Directors Association

10 Professional Suggestions by Bill Swick


10 Quick Things to Make Your Guitar Class Most Successful by Bill Swick


10 Reasons You Should Play Classical Guitar by Pauline France


10 Things Every Studio Should Have by Bill Swick


10 Things that will Make Your Life Easier by Bill Swick


30 Things Directors May do to Bring Recognition to Their Program by Bill Swick


Alternative Music Classes: Why Not Guitar? by Bill Swick


Backward Assessment Model for Four Years by Bill Swick


Being Prepared Prior to the Start of the School Year by Bill Swick


Building an Award-Winning Guitar Program-by Bill Swick


Curriculum Engine for Year One-Beginning Guitar by Bill Swick


Deeper Learning-Dr. Kevin Vigil


Distance vs. In-Person Learning by Darin Au


Dividing Music into Parts by Allen Mathews


Does What You Don't Know Hurt? -Dr. Kevin Vigil


Don't Think that Beautiful Apples Taste Better-Allen Mathews 


Evaluating Guitar Performance: Using a Comprehensive Assessment by Christopher Perez


Guitar Ensemble Graded Repertoire Criteria-Virginia Music Education Association


Guitar for the Non-Guitarist Music Educator-Dr. Kevin Vigil


History of Guitar Education in the U.S. Timeline


How to Evaluate a Method Book Excerpt from Bill Swick’s Teaching Beginning Guitar Class: A Practical Guide


Minimizing Left-Hand Tension-Dr. Kevin Vigil


National Opportunity to Learn Standards-National Association for Music Education


Observations of Guitar Class in 50 States by Bill Swick


Positioned for Success by Dr. Kevin Vigil


Qualities of an Effective Music Educator Self-Reflection Quiz by Bill Swick


Reading and Playing Guitar Out of Open Position by Christopher Perez


Responding to COVID-19 in the Guitar Classroom - Dr. Kevin Vigil


Rewards and Accomplishments by Bill Swick


Right-Hand Basics: Tone or Twang? -Dr. Kevin Vigil


School Guitar Teachers Annual Survey Results-2021 by Bill Swick


Seize Your Moment-Ernesto de la Cruz -Dr. Kevin Vigil


Six Considerations for Teaching Note-Reading First by Bill Swick


The ELL Student in the Guitar Classroom by Dr. Ricardo Paz and Eduardo Trujillo


The Guitar: Symbol of Change - Dr. Kevin Vigil


The State of Public-School Classroom Guitar in the United States by Bill Swick


Top 6 1/2 Things Beginner Guitarists Should Know Part 1 by Christopher Perez

Top 6 1/2 Things Beginner Guitarists Should Know Part 2 by Christopher Perez


Tuning and Changing Strings by Bill Swick


Tuning and Changing Strings by Darin Au


Using Moveable Major Scales for Improvisation by Jayson Martinez