Julie GoldbergGuitar 101: Beginning Techniques and Guitar Class Skills
Julie Goldberg, VanderCook College 

June 23-27, 2014, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day
Wisconsin Center for Music Education



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Wisconsin Center for Music Education, Waunakee


Interested in starting a guitar class or program in your school but don't know where to begin?  Want to use guitar in your classroom but need to improve your playing skills? This session will teach you the basics and more.  You will learn guitar accompaniment techniques and how to play melodies. Classical, Popular, Rock, and Jazz guitar styles will be introduced.  This session will provide you with the tools and techniques to organize and develop a classroom guitar program. Dr. Julie Goldberg will discuss repertoire, equipment, organization and teaching activities to get you on your way. Exercise examples, repertoire and bibliography will be provided. No previous guitar playing experience required.

Graduate credit will be available through VanderCook College. 

Wisconsin Teaching Standards Addressed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 10
Wisconsin Music Standards Addressed: B, E, I


Named Guitarist of the year by Classical Guitar Alive, internationally-broadcast radio program, Dr. Julie Goldberg is the first guitarist to receive a doctorate in music performance from Northwestern University, and also holds degrees from the Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Assistant Professor of Guitar at VanderCook College of Music, and North Park University since 1997, Dr. Goldberg directs the Chicago Community Classical Guitar Ensemble, teaches guitar class in the Chicago Public Schools through the New Young Guitarists Program and performs regularly as a soloist, chamber musician, and with the Avanti Guitar Trio throughout the U.S. She is a frequent clinician and adjudicator of guitar contests and competitions and has presented clinics for the Illinois Music Educator Association, Michigan Music Conference, Wisconsin Music Educator Association, and the Guitar Foundation of America annual conferences.

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Please download registration form (pdf), fill out and send to Mary Elsner at melsner@wsmamusic.org or FAX at 608-850-3515 or mail to:

Wisconsin School Music Association - Workshops
1005 Quinn Dr.
Waunakee, WI  53597

Required Text: This workshop requires the text A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar - 2nd edition by Charles Duncan. The text is priced at $7.50. Please contact Mary Elsner 800-589-9762 for more information.

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