2015 RGT GUITAR TUTORS CONFERENCE
"The event of the year for anyone who teaches guitar"
SUNDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
at University of West London, Ealing, London, W5 5RF. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be an extensive programme of seminars by top music educators:
Flamenco Guitar – Juan Martin
Legendary flamenco guitarist, Juan Martin, (who has been voted by Guitar Player magazine as one of the top three guitarists in the world), will give stunning demonstrations and fascinating insights into the essential elements of flamenco guitar. Come and enjoy seeing, hearing and meeting this world-class master of his craft in action.
New Concert Performance Diplomas for Acoustic Guitar – Max Milligan and Keith Murray
Be amongst the first guitar teachers to learn about the new RGT Concert Performance Diplomas for advanced acoustic guitar players. These start at DipLCM for post-Grade Eight students and progress as high as FLCM (equivalent to Masters degree level).
Teaching Via Skype – Matt Warnock
As more guitarists are turning to online resources, guitar teachers too can move into the online realm. This seminar will explain how to use online tools to build an online guitar teaching practice.
Ukulele Early Grade Exams Made Easy – Pete Farrugia
The ukulele is by far the fastest growing instrument in popularity, so don’t turn away potential students. If you teach guitar, find out how easy it would be for you to convert your guitar skills so that you can also offer ukulele lessons and exams to students.
New Intermediate Level Ukulele Grades – Tony Skinner
Be the first to hear some of the pieces from the soon to be released Grades 4 to 5 RGT ukulele exams, demonstrated by RGT Exams Director Tony Skinner.
Contemporary Songs Arranged for Acoustic Guitar – Max Milligan
Highly-respected guitarist Max Milligan demonstrates and explains, in his inimitable entertaining and light-hearted way, how he makes really effective acoustic guitar arrangements of contemporary pop songs.
Guitar Teachers Get Qualified – Merv Young
RGT Chief Examiner, Merv Young, explains what’s involved at each level of RGT’s professional teaching diplomas. Preparing for a teaching diploma will improve your teaching skills and, once obtained, help you to attract more students and gain teaching positions in schools and colleges.
Creative Chord Playing – Paul Hill
Jazz maestro Paul Hill explains how to use one diminished chord shape to generate thousands of other possible chords including inversions, drop 2 voicing, chord substitution and many more ideas.
Villa-Lobos Guitar Pieces – Raymond Burley
Internationally-renowned classical guitarist Raymond Burley performs, and talks about interpreting, the guitar pieces of Villa-Lobos, focusing on pieces in the LCM/RGT grades and diploma syllabuses.
RGT Rock Grade Pieces – Merv Young
RGT Chief Examiner, Merv Young, demonstrates the specially-devised exam arrangements of well-known classic rock songs for Grades 1-5 of the RGT Rock Guitar syllabus.
Fingerstyle Accompaniments and Arrangements – Leo Turner
RGT examiner Leo Turner demonstrates ideas for how to build up bass lines and harmony together and make interesting accompaniments of pop/jazz/Latin songs.
Becoming a Full-time Guitar Teacher – Al Summers, Ray Bradfield and David Millar
Our panel of ‘Three Wise Men’ share their vast guitar teaching experience and offer advice about all aspects of becoming a full-time guitar teacher. Ideal for those that currently only teach part-time and are thinking of giving up the day-job.
From Classical To Modern Fingerstyle – Keith Murray
RGT examiner Keith Murray will demonstrate how to apply concepts from classical guitar technique to modern fingerstyle guitar. Ideal for classically-trained teachers that want to get into acoustic guitar playing.
RGT Electric and Acoustic Grades Exam Clinic – Merv Young
RGT Chief Examiner Merv Young answers any queries you have about RGT’s core electric and acoustic guitar grade exams, and describes how the exams are assessed and how consistent standards of marking are maintained.
Fender: ‘The American Standards’ – Damon Chivers
Fender demonstrator Damon Chivers presents how the sounds, heritage and evolution of Fender’s legendary electric guitars and basses continue to provide aspiration and inspiration to a new generation of musicians.
Creative Acoustic Guitar – Chris Woods
Chris will be covering material from his Hal Leonard range of books, including his best-selling ‘Percussive Guitar’. See and hear Chris breathe new life into guitar playing via exciting contemporary acoustic guitar techniques, including guitar percussion.
All seminars may be subject to change.
Venue and Times
The venue is the University of West London, Ealing, London W5 5RF. There is free car parking nearby, as well as good train and underground connections nearby. There is easy access from Heathrow airport.
Refreshments will be provided for all participants on arrival at no extra cost. (Participants can purchase sandwiches and snacks for lunch, and additional refreshments throughout the day at the university canteen.)
The conference will open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. This should enable most delegates to attend without the need for overnight accommodation.
ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT IS BY ADVANCED BOOKING ONLY
Credit / debit card bookings can also be made by telephone on 01424 222222