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PRESS RELEASE 6 August 2008. For Immediate Release:

NEW QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTRIC GUITAR TEACHERS

Registry of Guitar Tutors has launched a new range of professional teaching Diplomas for electric guitarists.

Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) has just launched a series of three fully accredited specialist Diplomas for electric guitar teachers. RGT Director Tony Skinner says: “Although recognised teaching diplomas for classical guitarists have been available for many years, up until now there have been no equivalent range of specialist qualifications designed specifically for electric guitarists. RGT is very pleased to be able to offer electric guitar teachers the opportunity to gain a recognised qualification.”

EXAM CONTENT

These Diplomas have been designed to reflect the specific skills needed by electric guitar teachers teaching rock and other styles of popular music, and whilst playing ability needs to be sufficient to ably demonstrate musical examples and techniques to students, the focus in these new Diplomas is the ability to ‘teach’ electric guitar.

RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS

The Diplomas have been developed by the RGT (the UK’s only specialist guitar education examination body) whose Board of Patrons includes some of the popular music world’s most respected figures including Sir Paul McCartney, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones.

The RGT Diplomas are awarded in conjunction with London College of Music Exams and are accredited by Thames Valley University and the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (Offqual). The Diplomas are also recognised by the DCSF (Dept. of Education and Skills) as a recognised qualification and have been placed on the National Qualifications Framework.

DIPLOMA SEMINARS

The exams will be available from October 2008. RGT will be holding a seminar at London’s Thames Valley University on November 16 to provide information and support for anyone considering taking one of the new Diplomas.
A free Diploma Exam Information Booklet is available online at www.RGT.org.uk For more information contact RGT on 01424 222222.

PRESS PHOTOS AVAILABLE from www.RegistryOfGuitarTutors.com/press

1. RGT Patron David Gilmour from Pink Floyd.
2. RGT Director, Tony Skinner.
3. Diploma Exam Information Booklet cover scan.

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

The Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) was founded in 1992 and is now the world’s largest organisation of guitar teachers. For the past 15 years RGT has provided accredited graded examinations in electric guitar, bass guitar, classical guitar, popular music theory and since 2008 acoustic guitar. Examinations take place throughout all regions of the UK, as well as in Europe, N. America, Australasia and the Far East.

Direct contacts:

Tony Skinner
Tel: 01424 222222
Email: office@RegistryOfGuitarTutors.com

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