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Alison McQueen

Carnegie Hall Teaching Program

26/02/12 9:35 PM

In January, I become a founding teacher in the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. This program offers a national standard for private music teachers and provides students with study materials, trajectories for progress, and adjudicated recitals at the end of each school year. Expertly developed study materials are available for piano, guitar, voice, and flute, and appropriately challenging repertoires exist for various skill levels. Materials for clarinet and saxophone are slated to appear within the next year.

In order to fully understand the participatory experience of this program, I’ve signed up for a graded guitar recital that will take place this May. I’ve been playing woodwinds for over 20 years but remain a novice on stringed instruments. I’ll use The Achievement Program’s study materials and introductory guitar method to prepare a piece from the introductory-level guitar repertoire. I’m looking forward to this experience!  Overall, I believe this program will offer fresh perspective and methodology to private instruction — I’m excited for the students who will chose to engage in this type of study.



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