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Teaching Guitar for the Non-Guitarist

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  • This session will introduce the “non-guitarist” music educator to pedagogical concepts and practical tips for teaching a fundamental-based guitar course. When combined with an individual assessment approach, the curricular model can provide the non-traditional music population of your school with a life-long, solid musical endeavor.
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  • Edward Prasse is an MME graduate of the Florida State University College of Music. He currently directs four-year guitar program and teaches sound engineering at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida. In addition to classroom instruction, Ed has taught private lessons to all age groups. Ed is currently the General Music Committee chair for the FMEA Executive board and is a partner in the guitar publishing company Class Guitar Resources, Inc. He is an active presenter/clinician for state MEAs, and guitar training workshops. He and his wife Lisa are the proud parents of three young children 8, 6 and 4. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, grilling great food, a bit of sleep, and PLAYING GUITAR!!