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As many of you know, our schools have almost completely abandoned their role in music education, and not much has stepped in to fill the void. There is a hard-to-measure amount of activity involving private teachers, a lot of activity at music stores around the country, and a lot of commerce involving guitar education being sold in stores, by mail and on the internet as books, tapes, and videos. The collective effect of this is that a student is not sure where to go for information or guidance, and a lot of what is being offered is not educationally sound and may reflect merely the notions or profit-making schemes of the teacher or publisher. People are making up their own notation systems; some are teaching the reading of music, some are not, and most are pushing a certain style of playing. Nationwide, very little organized effort exists at present to standardize things. The Seacoast Guitar Society would like to assist, and it is a long-range plan for us to try to help those in the community who want to teach and those who want to learn, since it is vital to pass on the music to the next generations.

This page and the educational arm of the SGS are currently under construction, and it is too soon to tell whether we can actually sponsor teaching ourselves, or merely act a a clearinghouse of information for those who do. It will probably take some time to get established and to apply for some grants to do the former. We would definitely like to maintain an internet resource page here to help students locate a guitar teacher in the Seacoast area.

Please contact us if you would like to be listed or if you would like to help track down the information. Send an email to or call our office at 207-363-1886 ext. 3.

Seacoast Guitar Society
PO Box 815 York, ME 03909
207-363-1886 (phone)

The Seacoast Guitar Society is a not-for-profit 501 c(3) corporation

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