Class Guitar Teacher Training:

Pittsburgh, PA, August 4

The one-day symposium is designed to empower middle and high-school Class Guitar teachers who are currently teaching (or who would like to teach) class guitar.  The day will include a variety of sessions led by guitar educators, Dr. Alan Hirsh (Music Director of Bishop McGuinness High School) and Thomas Kikta (Assistant Professor, Music Technology, Classical Guitar—Duquesne University)  Participants will receive a book, a guitar strap and learn how the Shearer method, one of the most proven effective classic guitar methods is ideally suited for classroom application.

To register, contact Alan Hirsh at, call 336-564-1044, or fill out the form below:

Cost for the one-day Training is $80 which includes The Shearer Method Book I–Classic Guitar Foundations and the Shearer Strap. To register, fill out the form below.

If yes, briefly describe your program (how many students, how much classroom contact per week?)

Topics include

  • Building a Successful Program
  • Recommended Class Materials and Resources.
  • Classroom Scheduling, Management.
  • Effective Teaching Strategies.
  • Establishing 1st and 2nd year goals.

Cost: $80—includes registration and Shearer Method—Book I and the Shearer Strap

Pittsburgh, PA
When: August 4th
Where: Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15282
 Nearby lodging at
1320 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219