Improving teaching standards
Joining EGTA puts you together with some of the leading thinkers in classical guitar education. Membership most importantly allows you to become part of the debate as methodologies and new thinking on pedagogy evolve. EGTA does not have a single view or doctrine; rather it is a melting pot for the interaction of professionals on how to better go about the business of teaching.
Our members are consulted and contribute to new publications of music and offer feedback on syllabus development to organisations such as the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. EGTA members’ involvement was central to the major overhaul of the ABRSM’s guitar syllabus in 2009, with particular focus on streamlining the scales and arpeggio elements, as well as updating the scope and breadth of the listed exam pieces. This new exam syllabus has been of such success that it remains current.
Membership also allows access to a library of solo and ensemble music which can be freely used in your teaching.
The opportunity to attend our annual conference. Each year we host an invigorating and enlightening gathering of classical guitar teachers and professionals, with activities covering a wide range of subjects and material related to guitar teaching. The conference is usually residential and held over three days. It provides wonderful opportunities for socialising, meeting other guitar teachers, and exchanging the latest thoughts on technique and the challenges facing our profession in the 21st century.
How To Join Us
The standard membership fee of £35, student membership of £15 or the corporate fee of £70 may be paid by BACS (electronic interbank transfer), or by cheque to the membership secretary:
Anthony Dodds, EGTA Membership Secretary, 111 East Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3LB.
Cheques should be made payable to EGTA (UK)
For more information about BACS payments please contact our Chairman (chairman @ egta.co.uk).