Below is a list of the classes I plan (at this point) to attend:
- Shifting With Ease
- Correcting Left Hand Position Problems
- Teach and Play Cool Stuff for Class Guitar
- Stretching It Out: Mitigating Musculoskeletal Pain Through Stretching
- Playing and Teaching Popular Guitar
- Incorporating Finger-Style Technique in Your Guitar Class
- Class Guitar Programs in the U.S.
- How to Build a Completely Free (and ad-free) Studio Website in 10 Minutes
- A Spoonful of Sugar: Games and Activities That Make Practice Fun
And my alternate choices are:
- 21st Century Studio Teacher: Virtual Teaching
- My Dog Ate My Talent (I think this one is about finding ways to motivate students to practice and finding that different little groove in which each of us will excel)
- What Do I Do About My Student's Physical Complaints
I am really looking forward to the classes, concerts, and other events at the conference, not to mention the chance to meet other people as excited as I am about teaching music. It's not a guitar focused conference, but I am taking all the relevant guitar classes they have as well as a few others. I'm sure I can also learn lots from teachers of other stringed instruments.
When I get back, I plan to post a short summary of the main ideas that I gleaned from each class, either once a day or once a week.
Thanks for reading and have a great week.