Guitar Committee


We Need Your Help

We would love to make contact with teachers across North Carolina who are teaching guitar as we grow our program! Please fill out the interest form and our committee leaders will be in touch periodically to help build our network and to share resources and opportunities so we can better support you.

Guitar Interest Form:



Below are a pair of webinars created by Christopher Perez, NAfME Guitar Council Chair, to help teachers interested in starting guitar programs.

The first webinar covers the basics of how to build and maintain a successful guitar program. In the second webinar, Perez reviews the different method books available and he reviews guitar method resources that may be immediately applied to your classroom teaching.

We hope these give you the encouragement and resources you need to get up and running.

To learn more about Mr. Perez, please see his bio on the NAfME website. Also by Mr. Perez, see NAfME’s Guitar Best Practices in All Four Years.

Guitar 101: Starting a Guitar Program

Teaching classical guitar has become very popular in the field of music education. There are many serious considerations to take into account when teaching guitar and the exciting possibility of developing a program. In this Zoom session, we will cover basic, essential items needed to start guitar classes including how to build and maintain a successful guitar program. Topics of discussion include instrument, material and music purchases, class discipline, assessment, concert performances, class scheduling, basic pedagogy and more.


Guitar Literature – Method Books & Curriculum Resources

There are dozens of guitar method books and resources available for teachers to use in their classrooms. But, which one would you pick? In this Zoom session, Mr. Perez will discuss different method books available so you can tailor instruction to the needs of your guitar students and program. We will also review guitar method resources (scales, rhythms studies, warm-ups, solo/ensemble music and more) that may be immediately applied to your classroom teaching as well as the future.


The new Piano and Guitar Committees are gathering teaching resources. This is a work in progress. If you know of additional resources to add or you would like to get involved, contact Jonathan Todd at the link below.

Piano & Guitar Teaching Resources

Chair: Jonathan Todd
[email protected]