• Master's of Music, New England Conservatory • Bachelor's of Music, Berklee College of Music • National Board Teaching Certification • 18 years public school classroom guitar experience; current. • Instructor for local community college • Expert in Finale music software • All music provided in standard notation, tablature and AlphaNotes • Author of 18 guitar books for Mel Bay Publications • Author of "Mastering Fingerstyle Guitar" for Alfred Publications • Author of "Teaching Classroom Guitar", Rowman and Littlefield Publications
I believe in getting students to make music as soon and as naturally as possible. To do this I have developed materials that are easy to read and that are fun to play. In my classes, I include a balance of melody and note reading; singing and strumming; rhythm, scales, strength building, ear training, accompaniment techniques, improvisation, and repertoire. At the end of the semester, students should be able to tune their guitar, have a list of songs to play, and be able to learn on their own.
• National Board Teaching Certification • Author of guitar books for Mel Bay, Alfred, and Rowman and Littlefield • Past Member of National Guitar Advisory Council
• Bachelor's of Music - Berklee College of Music, • Master's of Music - New England Conservatory, • Music Education Certification - Northland College, • Certified by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
• Recording artist with CDs available from CDBaby.com • To watch a Montana Public Television video of me performing, please visit https://watch.montanapbs.org/video/11th-and-grant-steve-eckels/