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New Education Coordinator

Tuesday, September 18, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ebaa Khamas
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The GFA welcomes Dr. Matthew Nishimoto as our new Education Coordinator. Dr. Nishimoto will be spearheading the GFA’s education programs and working with our Board, staff, and parallel music education organizations to further the cause of guitar education.


Dr. Nishimoto has taught the guitar classes and been the director for the guitar ensembles at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada since 2003.  His award-winning program has been recognized by the GFA, the Grammy Foundation, and the National Association for Music Education. Dr. Nishimoto earned a B.A. in Music Ed from UNLV, where he also received a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education.  His research into the issues of new teachers led him to the topic of the role of expertise in instruction—the target of inquiry of an ongoing overarching study regarding the expert blind spot effect and guitar pedagogy. He also publishes and lectures on the topics of teacher socialization and educational leadership roles.



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