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Teaching Classroom Guitar by Steve Eckels


This book provides outlines for daily, weekly and semester planning and covers assessment, music reading, chords, music theory, jazz harmony and improvisation.  It is available from Amazon.  Here is the link.


Teaching Beginning Guitar Class:  A Practical Guide

by Bill Swick


This book is formatted to follow the school year from summer planning to opening weeks of the fall semester to a week-to-week timeline for the full school year.  This book covers the needs for non-guitar playing music educators.  It is available from Amazon.  Here is the link.


Building an Award-Winning Guitar Program: A Guide for Music Educators by Bill Swick


The contents of this book focus on building an award-winning music program from the very beginning providing all the necessary steps to do so from organization to fund raising to promotion.  This book may be applied to all music programs and while it lends towards guitar, the focus is management and the business of building a program and does not offer any pedagogical information for teaching guitar.  It is available from Amazon.  Here is the link.

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