2012 Guitar Tutors Conference

Billed as ‘The event of the year for guitar teachers’, the 2012 Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) Annual Guitar Tutors Conference will be held on Sunday September 9th at the University of West London. The conference marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of RGT, and will have the theme of ‘Improve and Expand Your Teaching’. There will be a very extensive programme of 16 seminars by top music educators. Teaching-related sessions include:

• A Teacher’s Life – how to cope with the issues that can confront guitar teachers.  • Earn More From Teaching. • Using Creativity in Lessons. • Setting Up A Guitar Teaching Business. • Teaching Diplomas. • Teaching Jazz Guitar. • Ukulele for Guitar Tutors. • Teaching Improvisation. 

In addition, there will be a range of seminars designed for teachers who want to learn more about how best to prepare their students for RGT exams, including Performance Awards, Rock Guitar Grades, Acoustic Guitar Grades, Electric Guitar Grades and Jazz Guitar Diplomas. There will also be seminars focusing on playing techniques, including Advanced Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar and Rock Guitar by legendary session guitarist Hugh Burns.

All guitar teachers, as well as those interested in starting to teach, are welcome, but attendance is by advanced booking only. The cost for the entire event is £47 or (£39 for RGT members). Bookings can be made via www.RGT.org or 01424 222222.

Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT), founded in 1992, is the world’s largest organisation of guitar teachers and is the UK’s only specialist guitar examination body. RGT administers a full range of examinations in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, jazz guitar, bass guitar, classical guitar and popular music theory.    Examinations take place in the UK and in over 30 countries across the world.    For more information about RGT visit: www.RGT.org Tel: 01424 222222 Email: office@RGT.org

Full list of 2012 Conference seminars:

Discovering Rock Guitar.
From his legendary guitar solo on Gerry Rafferty’s 'Baker Street' to his nylon-string guitar lines on George Michael's 'Careless Whisper', guitar session legend Hugh Burns has played on many hit records with pop’s nobility from Paul McCartney to Michael Jackson, plus on a huge array of blockbuster film scores. Hugh will demonstrate guitar techniques with excerpts from his book ‘Discovering Rock Guitar’.

A Teacher’s Life. Helpful ideas about how to cope with the day-to-day practical issues and problems that can confront and confound guitar teachers.

 Earn More From Teaching.
Innovative ideas on how you can develop your teaching business and expand your income.

Using Creativity in Lessons. Ideas for using students’ creativity to help them reach their potential, plus some solutions for when lesson plans go adrift.

Setting Up a Guitar Teaching Business.
Advice on the shortcuts that can be used and the pitfalls to avoid when setting up in business as a guitar teacher.

Teaching Diplomas.
Useful advice and insights into how best to prepare for any of RGT’s professional guitar teaching qualifications.

Teaching Jazz Guitar. Approaches and strategies for teaching jazz guitar.

Ukulele for Guitar Tutors. How you can expand your teaching to include the ukulele, an instrument that is rapidly growing in popularity.

Improvisation. Ideas that you can use to help your students develop their lead guitar improvisation skills.

Performance Awards. Explanations and demonstrations of what’s involved in RGT’s Performance Awards (with a focus on filmed and recorded rock guitar Performance Awards).

Advanced Blues Guitar.  A demonstration of blues playing techniques and the theory behind blues harmony.

Rock Guitar Exams.
Explanations and demonstrations of what’s involved in RGT’s Rock Guitar grade exams.

Acoustic Guitar Styles. A demonstration of a range of acoustic guitar techniques, with particular reference to pieces from the RGT acoustic guitar grades.

Jazz Guitar Diplomas. How best to prepare for RGT’s range of jazz guitar diplomas.

Electric Guitar Exams.
Tips and advice to help you ensure your students achieve their full potential in RGT’s Electric Guitar grade exams.

Discover the Classical Guitar Repertoire.
A demonstration of the range of styles that can be played on the classical guitar inc. baroque, classical & contemporary pieces.

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