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Guitar 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Starting and Maintaining A Successful Guitar Program

Thursday, January 11, 2018
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Marriott Water Street
Florida Ballroom, Salons 1-3
Guitar Pedagogy
Grade Levels
Middle School, High School
Sponsored By
Innovations Committee
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Teaching class guitar has become very popular in the field of music education. In this session, Mr. Perez will cover basic, essential items needed to start guitar classes including how to build and maintain a successful guitar program. Topics of discussion include instrument, material and music purchases, class discipline, assessment, concert performances, class scheduling, basic pedagogy and more.

Christopher J. Perez 

Freedom High
Director of Guitar Studies

Christopher Perez is an active teacher, adjudicator, clinician, presenter, composer/arranger and musician. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and is the Director of Guitar Studies at Freedom High School in Orlando, FL. Mr. Perez is a member of NAfME, serving on the Guitar Council as the Southern Division Representative, FMEA serving on the Guitar/General Music Committee and with GFA. Mr. Perez has presented sessions at NAfME, FMEA and OCPS Music Conferences. The FHS Guitar Ensembles continually perform in concert on local, state, national and international stages including several times at the Stetson University Guitar Day, FMEA All-State Music Conference and the Long Island Guitar Festival in New York.

Session Coordinator:
Edward Prasse

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles receive support in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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