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TEACHER TRAINING:

On-site consulting:  We will visit your program and help you get started or reach new goals.

If needed, we send guitar education consultants, called "teacher-trainers," to make regular visits to new or existing guitar programs. 
Our trainers work with the students and mentor the teacher(s) at the school.  
This training is open to any music teacher who applies for the project, 
No guitar experience necessary.  On-site training at the teacher's school.

Technique and curriculum:  We cover how to play the classical guitar with a good, reliable technique.  

We reference the guitarcurriculum.com method.  
The guitarcurriculum.com has had phenomenal success in Austin I.S.D., Houston I.S.D. as well as hundreds of schools all over the world.  

Summer Guitar  Conservatory, Teacher R&D Workshop, June 2016, 
Mark Moore, Facilitator.

Training classes:  Most Thursdays after school hours (see schedule on Guitar Initiative home page).  The classes are at Bellaire High School, Room 263, from 4:30pm until 6pm.  

Spring 2016 Graduates from the Guitar Teacher Thursday Workshop:

 School Music Teacher Specialty # Guitars Needed
 Crespo ES Marco Graniel  After-School Club 0
 Madison HS Allen Williams Choir / Orch / Guitar 0
 Shearn ES Karen Baldwin  General Music 0  (12 delivered August 2016)
 Bruce ES Mr. Shannon Pate  Guitar 0
 Cunningham ES Phil Dembski  General Music 0
 Total enrolled: 5 teacher-trainees 

Spring 2015 Graduates from the Guitar Teacher Thursday Workshop:

(* indicates the teacher has completed the training and the guitar program is up and running):
 School Music Teacher Specialty # Guitars Needed
 Jenard Gross ES Erica Jones  *  General Music 0
 Jenard Gross ES Curtis Turner  * Band / Stage Band 0  (sharing w/ Ms. Jones)
 Sylvan Rodriguez ES Nancy DeBose  * General Music 0  (15 guitars delivered Jan. )
 Sylvan Rodriguez ES Jacob Moore  * After-school Program 0  (sharing w/ Ms. DeBose)
 Bruce ES Mr. Shannon Pate * Guitar 0  (20 delivered Apr. 1)
 Askew ES Dawn Danowski * General Music 0  (has class set)
 Cunningham ES Phil Dembski * General Music 0  (has class set)
 Total enrolled: 8 teacher-trainees 


INSTRUMENTS FOR GUITAR TEACHERS:

Instrument Grant Program:  We ask trainees to complete six (6) training sessions before they can apply for a class set of guitars.  We also ask that teachers obtain $600 to contribute to the purchase of their class set.  



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