Sadly we have come to the conclusion that we should postpone the 2020 EGTA(UK) conference due to the increasing restrictions caused by the current coronavirus prevention measures. This is after much discussion about the benefits versus the risks, and negotiation with the venue. We hope to be able to re-schedule the event for the same More Info »
The European String Teachers’ Association, in partnership with The University Of Chichester in Sussex, have developed a Post-graduate Certificate In Teaching for teachers of plucked strings. This newly-launched (January 2020) partly-on-line course is fully accredited to Masters level. The course is intended for string teachers who want to enhance their professional development through a programme More Info »
We have just initiated our own You-Tube channel … Keep an eye on this as we add videos related to classical guitar teaching in the UK.
We are delighted to publish our first review of the year; a fascinating book of challenging technical exercises by renowned Greek composer and teacher Evangelos Boudounis. He will be known to many of you for his composition ‘Tsifteteli For Elena‘ written for Elena Papandreou, one of his many students in Athens, and which has been More Info »
Please visit our book reviews section for the latest commentary on seasonal publications ! http://egta.co.uk/blog/category/reviews
Our Publications Reviews page(s) have had a further three or four new book reviews added. Make sure you read them for the analysis of current releases from the top publishing houses. Guitar teachers can use these articles to get a feel for their relevance to their teaching practice, and help make recommendations for students’ purchases. More Info »
Please have a look at our Reviews page(s) for the latest detailed analysis of current releases from the top publishing houses. Get a feel for their relevance to your teaching practice, and help make recommendations for students’ purchases.
The National Youth Guitar Ensemble was originally an EGTA(UK) project that is now run by The Arts Circus charity. It is a superb way for young classical guitarists to experience the challenges and joys of chamber music performance, and many members have gone on to achieve great success in professional careers. Each year NYGE holds More Info »
The Associate Board Of The Royal Schools Of Music (The ABRSM) has announced recently on its web-site outline plans for the latest revision of the Guitar Syllabus. The new syllabus, in force from 1st January 2019 onwards, will include many new pieces and, critically, a new Preparatory Test. The present Prep Test has been around More Info »
By popular demand, after an energising and invigorating session last year, Jess Baker will again run a singing workshop at the 2018 EGTA(UK) conference on Thursday 26th July. Furthermore we are repeating the invitation to ESTA members to attend the afternoon workshops and evening concert, so do please invite your string-playing friends and colleagues. The More Info »