Blue Guitar makes guitar teachers' lives easier

Guitar classrooms offer unique challenges to teachers

Short course time

While band, chorus, and orchestra programs are typically multi-year programs, many students only take guitar class as a semester or yearlong course.

Unappealing format

Guitar classes are often criticized as being either too unstructured ("hum and strum" class) or too rigid. Students want to learn popular styles of music and chords.

Difficult accompaniment

Many method books come with an accompaniment cd, but they are difficult to incorporate into the lesson without awkward pauses.

Too fast for beginners

The backing tracks from many method books are at tempos that are simply too fast for beginners.

Music stand issues

Using method books also requires the use of music stands in the classroom, which block the teacher's view of the student's playing as well as the sound being projected by the students’ guitars.

Classroom management

Let's face it, music stands are a great place for students to hide a mobile device as well!

Blue Guitar overcomes these challenges

Technical Foundation

Blue Guitar teaches a solid classical guitar technical foundation (although the word "classical" is never used) that is complimented with chordal and diverse styles of guitar-based musics including blues, flamenco, bluegrass, reggae, bachata and rock.

Teacher friendly

Members simply login, click full screen in the browser, and easily navigate the site. Teachers can follow the suggested sequence, or jump around based on other considerations.

Classroom friendly

The online format allows the teacher to project the curriculum onto a screen or interactive whiteboard, which becomes the class's "collective music stand." This allows the teacher to circulate around the room, monitor the students' hands, fingers, and posture, as well as hear the guitars without obstruction.

Easy accompaniment

Videos and backing tracks are embedded and easily accessed for maximum ease. With a simple click, the students have instant accompaniment. This makes the transition from learning to performing seamless and enhances your classroom management.

I'm ready to subscribe!

No more music stands...cool, digital format that will engage my students...helpful backing tracks and videos...90 lessons!

Pricing Plans

Ok, folks. We are trusting you. If you are a teacher, please purchase the Classroom or All Access subscription. If you are a student, please feel free to purchase the Personal subscription for home practice.

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CLASSROOM SUBSCRIPTION

$199 per year
  • Online, on-demand access to over 90 comprehensive guitar lessons
  • Two skill levels of curriculum
    • Level 1 (Beginner)
    • Level 2 (Intermediate)
    • Level 3 (Advanced - coming soon)
  • Training in all areas of proper technique and musicianship
    • Reading standard notation in 1st position
    • 4-part ensemble pieces
    • I, IV, V, and vi chords in 5 keys
  • Introductions to 6 styles of music
    • Blues
    • Flamenco
    • Reggae
    • Bluegrass
    • Bachata
    • Rock
  • Integrated multi-media files
    • Video tutorials
    • Backing audio tracks
  • Personal email Q/A with Dr. Rob Pethel, the curriculum developer
  • Assessment Rubrics for Student Evaluations and Grading
  • This subscription is ONLY to be used by the TEACHER IN A CLASSROOM SETTING. The login credentials should not be shared with students.

ALL ACCESS SUBSCRIPTION
TEACHER AND ALL STUDENTS FOR ONE PRICE!

$399 per year
  • ACCESS FOR TEACHER AND ALL STUDENTS!
  • Two skill levels of curriculum
    • Level 1 (Beginner)
    • Level 2 (Intermediate)
    • Level 3 (Advanced - coming soon)
  • Training in all areas of proper technique and musicianship
    • Reading standard notation in 1st position
    • 4-part ensemble pieces
    • I, IV, V, and vi chords in 5 keys
  • Introductions to 6 styles of music
    • Blues
    • Flamenco
    • Reggae
    • Bluegrass
    • Bachata
    • Rock
  • Integrated multi-media files
    • Video tutorials
    • Backing audio tracks
  • Personal email Q/A with Dr. Rob Pethel, the curriculum developer
  • Assessment Rubrics for Student Evaluations and Grading
  • This subscription can be used by BOTH the TEACHER in a classroom setting AND by STUDENTS at home.

HOMESCHOOL/
PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION (MONTHLY)

$10 per month
  • Online, on-demand access to over 90 comprehensive guitar lessons
  • Two skill levels of curriculum
    • Level 1 (Beginner)
    • Level 2 (Intermediate)
    • Level 3 (Advanced - coming soon)
  • Training in all areas of proper technique and musicianship
    • Reading standard notation in 1st position
    • 4-part ensemble pieces
    • I, IV, V, and vi chords in 5 keys
  • Introductions to 6 styles of music
    • Blues
    • Flamenco
    • Reggae
    • Bluegrass
    • Bachata
    • Rock
  • Integrated multi-media files
    • Video tutorials
    • Backing audio tracks
  • This subscription is for HOMESCHOOLERS AND INDIVIDUALS ONLY. This should not be used by teachers in a classroom setting.

HOMESCHOOL/
PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION (ANNUAL)

$100 per year
  • Online, on-demand access to over 90 comprehensive guitar lessons
  • Two skill levels of curriculum
    • Level 1 (Beginner)
    • Level 2 (Intermediate)
    • Level 3 (Advanced - coming soon)
  • Training in all areas of proper technique and musicianship
    • Reading standard notation in 1st position
    • 4-part ensemble pieces
    • I, IV, V, and vi chords in 5 keys
  • Introductions to 6 styles of music
    • Blues
    • Flamenco
    • Reggae
    • Bluegrass
    • Bachata
    • Rock
  • Integrated multi-media files
    • Video tutorials
    • Backing audio tracks
  • This subscription is for HOMESCHOOLERS AND INDIVIDUALS ONLY. This should not be used by teachers in a classroom setting.