The guitar is a great instrument for the elementary music teacher to use in their classroom. When I taught elementary music, I used the guitar almost every day in the classroom. Here are five reasons that the guitar is a great instrument for elementary music teachers:
It is transportable, even more portable than a keyboard.
You can see your students over the guitar.
You can play near your students.
The guitar blends well with all voices.
The guitar is an easy instrument to learn how to play.
There are three one finger EZ Chords that you can play many songs with (EZ C, EZ G and EZ G7). Check out the Basic Guitar Chords to learn these EZ Chords. Then use the Guitar Songs in the Key of C to play three favorite songs. If you have a guitar, try these songs out in your classroom!
The Texas School Music Project is a source for ideas
and information concerning pedagogical practices in the music classroom
or rehearsal hall.
The TSMP is a service provided to all music specialists by the faculty
of the School of Music at Stephen
F. Austin State University.