2016 TGW Registration is Here!
Application is online - finally!
Here's the skinny: this summer we'll be holding Teaching Guitar Workshops - in our opinion the most awesome PD experience for school music teachers - in a city near you! We've got the grad credits, we've got the clock hours, we've got books and guitar accessories free with the tuition and we've got clinicians who will knock your socks off. Now we need you!
There will be a workshop in Pittsburgh July 18-22 at North Hills Middle School in Ross Township. For more information, contact Heidi Kohne.
We'll be training school music teachers from Elementary, Middle School, High School - even University. While you're their you'll learn the skills and proven techniques to start or expand a classroom guitar program. No previous guitar experience necessary.
Register for TGW Early and Save $20!
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***TGW ALUMNI ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND - WE STILL LOVE YOU :)***
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