Mr. Matt Denman, Instructor of Guitar, Oklahoma City University
Dr. Michael Raiber, Busey Chair of Music Education, Oklahoma City University
This week-long workshop, offered in conjunction with the Guitar Foundation of America is designed to help both those who are currently teaching class guitar or those who may be starting a guitar program in the near future. Participants in this workshop will have opportunities to collaborate with other instrumental music educators who will be attending a simultaneous workshop focused on teaching beginning wind, brass, and percussion instruments. Features of this workshop include:
Guitar Technique Sessions focused entirely on developing performance skills.
Guitar Pedagogy Sessions focused on effective guitar teaching materials and strategies.
Small Group Sessions where guest presenters will work with groups of 5-10 participants on special performance/teaching topics.
Teaching for Musical Understanding Sessions that will include all participants from both workshops (Guitar and Beginning Band) focusing on aural-based instruction to improve students’ tonal, rhythmic, and musical understanding as they develop performance skills.
Effective Ensemble Conducting for the Guitar Teacher will focus on basic conducting skills and ensemble pedagogy for the guitar ensemble conductor.
Guitar Teaching Lab Ensemble.Friday will be dedicated to participants’ application of the knowledge and skills developed during the workshop with a teaching lab ensemble.
Participants will leave this workshop with materials and ideas that can be applied directly to their classroom/studio.
Space at the symposium can be held with a school district purchase order or a $100 (non-refundable) deposit.