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Free Music Lessons Resource for Guitar

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by Danielrexpearson, May 2, 2011.

  1. Hi there,

    I have worked in schools for a number of years
    developing their guitar courses and teaching all age groups from 11 to
    70. I noticed schools often don't have enough money to pay for private
    guitar lessons and as a result so many youngsters cannot afford to ever
    learn a
    musical instrument, I was one of them originally!!

    So I have created online guitar courses and
    lessons that are available for free for everyone and will be available to
    anyone who wants to give this musical instrument a shot.

    There
    are only a few sites that offer entirely free content but many are not
    up to scratch and some even have quite terrible content and advise! I
    thought this might be a great way to start getting music lessons into
    schools who may not have the budget for it. It covers music theory/
    Playing techniques and a number of songs they can cover for repitoire
    with a great deal more courses to come not to mention a fantastic
    community of other musicians to talk with and get interested in music.
    There is even an exam students can take to test their knowledg.

    If this is something that you might like to try in your school please do contact me directly on rexpearson@rexpearson.com

    Or visit the website www.rexpearson.com and let me know what you think!

    Regards

    Rex





     
  2. Hi there,

    I have worked in schools for a number of years
    developing their guitar courses and teaching all age groups from 11 to
    70. I noticed schools often don't have enough money to pay for private
    guitar lessons and as a result so many youngsters cannot afford to ever
    learn a
    musical instrument, I was one of them originally!!

    So I have created online guitar courses and
    lessons that are available for free for everyone and will be available to
    anyone who wants to give this musical instrument a shot.

    There
    are only a few sites that offer entirely free content but many are not
    up to scratch and some even have quite terrible content and advise! I
    thought this might be a great way to start getting music lessons into
    schools who may not have the budget for it. It covers music theory/
    Playing techniques and a number of songs they can cover for repitoire
    with a great deal more courses to come not to mention a fantastic
    community of other musicians to talk with and get interested in music.
    There is even an exam students can take to test their knowledg.

    If this is something that you might like to try in your school please do contact me directly on rexpearson@rexpearson.com

    Or visit the website www.rexpearson.com and let me know what you think!

    Regards

    Rex





     
  3. Dear Rex.

    As a guitar teacher, how do I pay my bills?
     
  4. Great resource Rex,
    I might be able to play more than the chords of freebird now!
    As for this type of resource negating the need for teachers? I think all types of traditional approaches to pedagogy are going to be challenged over the coming years, with the advances in information available and how it is communicated and processed.
    The sovereignty of the teacher is here to be challenged.
     
  5. I think that reading this kind of resources, I would suggest to learn a lot on the how to learn guitar lessons in the future as well. In that way, you would be able to really get things work out and it would be a vital role on your growth soon.
     
  6. Simon

    >> The sovereignty of the teacher is here to be challenged.

    Shame about my teaching qualification then...
    Also try telling that to Tabla students, who line up to touch the feet of the guru...

    Mind you, the IfL would no longer be needed.... hmmm, tough call....
     
  7. Rex, thanks for your kind offer, however, I am a plumber - this said, your sessions would certainly brighten any plumbing session.
    Bangthedrum, fair comment here. I do not mean the teacher's role is defunct, I just think the teacher role is more relational (being with and for the other person) than technical (in terms of the transmission and organisation of knowledge). Rex's resource provides the latter here, but his tour of institutions may provide the former.
    I just feel that resources like this, that provide 'free' opportunities for learning, help us to reflect and perhaps evaluate our role as teachers.
     

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