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Guitar Horizons

We believe music is a powerful tool for social change and guitar education is a unique vehicle for delivering the benefits music has for individuals and communities.

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Teaching Artists

SLCG employs expert Teaching Artists who co-teach with Classroom Music Teachers. This provides valuable guitar knowledge and empowers Classroom Music Teachers to run the program on their own.

 

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Professional Development

SLCG offers weekly professional development sessions where Classroom Music Teachers practice running effective programs. In addition, SLCG hosts an annual Teacher Training Seminar led by the developers of GuitarCurriculum.Com from Austin, TX.

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In School Residencies

SLCG brings artists from all over the world to perform concerts right here in St. Louis. These artists also visit schools to perform for and engage with young students which provides a model of success and inspiration.

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Teaching Artists

Providing Teaching Artists (TA) to music classrooms is the most impactful way for SLCG to reach our communities. Our TAs are experts in their field and can assist classroom music teachers in navigating the trickiest parts of teaching guitar.

Currently, Guitar Horizons supports 25 programs with a TA. These programs are focused in Ferguson-Florissant School District, as well as neighboring north county schools and St. Louis City Public Schools. In each of these programs, our TA attends twice weekly to co-teach with a classroom music teacher.

Professional Development

SLCG provides a plethora of Professional Development (PD) opprotunities for music teachers in the St. Louis and regional area.

During the school year we host weekly PD sessions for Classroom Music Teachers interested in teaching guitar. The sessions meet on Saturday mornings and are led by our Director of Education, William Ash. Each session allows teachers to gain hands on experience teaching in a guitar classroom by practice teaching with the other participants. The sessions are offered at no charge to participants. To receive email notifications about upcoming PD sessions, click the button below!

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In School Residencies

Exposing children to engaging and inspiring performers can impact their lives in ways we cannot even imagine. Since a Saturday evening performance can be difficult or impossible to attend for many kids in St. Louis, SLCG brings performers directly to them!

Each year we host at least one In-School Residency where artists from our series travel to several schools to perform for and engage with students. Previous Residency Artists include The Kithara Duo, Duo Noire, and Grisha Goryachev. To support our In-School Residencies, please click below to make a donation to our Guitar Horizons education program.