Friday, December 30, 2011

300 Guitar Wheel music theory study tools have been donated to help music education programs in need.

You did it! With your help 300 Guitar Wheel music theory study tools have been donated to help music education programs in need.

What made this benefit really special was that you, our Facebook fans, got to suggest who the Guitar Wheels would benefit. We contacted each of the schools and programs you referred to us. We wish to give honor to the amazing teachers we’ve met at these schools who by giving themselves, are sharing the joys and personal rewards of playing music with young people. Together we’re having a positive impact in youth all over America, Canada and beyond!

Thank you for helping support music education with us!

Sincerely,

The Team
Music Master Publishing
http://www.guitarwheel.com
http://www.facebook.com/GuitarWheel

Donation recipients include:

The Outer Vibe's Rock Camps
Organized by the band members of the Outer Vibe and the Michigan State University Community Music School, the program is designed to teach teens everything there is to know about forming and maintaining a successful rock band. The Outer Vibe’s camp runs several times a year in the forms of summer camps, weekly classes, and day-long workshops. Students experience firsthand how to effectively book, promote, and prepare for a show; branding and imaging; songwriting and gear; interpersonal communication skills; and much more, all firsthand from a touring band!
More info: www.theoutervibe.com/rockcamp

Lockhart Middle School Orlando Florida http://teacher.ocps.net/michael.mckee

Maywood Middle School Corning California after school guitar program

GAMA Teaching Guitar Workshops summer of 2012 workshops
Teaching Guitar Workshops train teachers how to establish a guitar program or bring new energy to their general music classes.
More info: http://www.guitaredunet.org/

Guitars Not Guns
A non-profit organization that provides lessons and guitars to foster kids and at-risk youth ages 8 to 18. They have about two dozen chapters across the U.S. and Toronto, Canada. They provide guitars to any student who needs one. What's more amazing is upon graduation the students get to keep the guitar! We first heard about them from one of our FB followers. They are 100% volunteer run and so rely on donations to keep the programs running. More info
More info: http://www.guitarsnotguns.org/index.php

All 26 local chapters each received several Guitar Wheels:
Mobile, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Alameda, California
Contra Costa County, California
Los Angeles, California
Monterey County, California
Sacramento, California
San Jose, California
Santa Cruz County, California
San Joaquin County, California
San Francisco County, California
San Luis Obispo, California
San Mateo County, California
Palm Beach County, Florida
Athens, Georgia
Cobb County, Georgia
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Santa Fe, New Mexico
New York, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nashville, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Burlington, Vermont
Washington, D.C.
Toronto, Canada

Note, we're still interested in your suggestions for schools and non-profits we can donate Guitar Wheels too. Contact us. And stay tuned because we are planning another benefit for March.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Guitar Wheels Donated To International Guitar Education Program


GAMA Program Trains Approximately 300 School Guitar Teachers This Summer

Music Master Publishing, creators of the Guitar Wheel, donated nearly 300 wheels to teachers being trained at GAMA’s Teaching Guitar Workshops program this summer. The Guitar Wheel is a hands-on educational music theory tool that many teachers incorporate into their instruction, and students find guitar and music theory more tangible through the colorful and graphically intricate design of the Guitar Wheel.

Through the Teaching Guitar Workshops, GAMA helps educators to start or enhance their guitar music programs. Music Master Publishing is honored to support GAMA with member Farley’s Musical Essentials in this effort to help educators promote to their students the understanding and enjoyment of music both in theory and in practice. GAMA’s workshops have brought guitar instruction to hundreds of thousands of children throughout the Unites States and Canada.

Glen McCarthy, Chair of MENC Guitar Education Team and Teaching Guitar Workshops, said, “The Guitar Wheel is an excellent product that helps guitar students understand music theory. It is a great addition for the teachers that attend our workshops." Music Master Publishing looks forward to more ways to support GAMA in the future.


For More information about GAMA visit www.discoverguitar.com.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Enter Your Band's Music To Win Free Promo

If you have a band, we have a special contest just for your band. Our friends at TheToneKing.com have an amazing monthly contest called The King's Feast Talent Search. GuitarWheel.com has partnered with them this month, meaning we're telling all our friends about this cool contest. Entering is as easy as posing your band's info on their forum. At very least, just for entering, you'll get tons of clicks from people checking out your music - it's a no brainer. Winners of the King's Feast get a professional interview and their music featured on the internationally popular site TheToneKing.com. Enter every month to increase your chances of winning. Entering is free. Rules apply. This months winning band will receive Guitar Wheels!

Before The Tone King started discovering hidden talent, they've always been about reviewing music gear. The site has loads of helpful music product info, video demos, and articles to read. Check them out! They even did a nice story and video on the Guitar Wheel.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Donated Guitar Wheels Will Help Guitar Educators Teach Students

Tom Amoriello Is The Guitar Teacher’s Guitar Teacher

Music Master Publishing, creators of the Guitar Wheel, has donated over 100 wheels to music educator Tom Amoriello to be used in his classes, workshops, and clinics. The Guitar Wheel is an educational music theory tool that is making its way into the hands of teachers and their classrooms nationwide, thanks to Amoriello. MMP promotes the understanding and enjoyment of music both in theory and in practice, a vision that aligns with classical guitarist and proud Guitar Wheel endorser Tom Amoriello’s to bring guitar theory and instruction into the classroom.

Amoriello has been a public school music teacher in New Jersey for six years, and began a guitar program in his school in 2005, which was later implemented district wide. Numerous schools now have guitar programs because of Amoriello’s innovative efforts.


"The makers of the Guitar Wheel actually care about the well rounded education of every guitarist. The Guitar Wheel is a great educational tool for meeting the diverse needs of today’s students, in private, and public school music instruction,” said Tom Amoriello.

Amoriello is an avid clinician and guest speaker at conferences in the United States. Educators attending his workshops on “incorporating the guitar into your school music program” receive free Guitar Wheels to try out in their own classrooms. For classroom instruction in music theory, the Guitar Wheel is a handy supplemental aid to any teacher’s curriculum. For visual and kinesthetic learners especially, the Guitar Wheel helps students grasp complex theory with this hands-on, colorful and graphically intricate learning aid.

You may have heard Amoriello speak in April 2011 at recent conference workshops at the MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore, MA, or at the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Festival in Philadelphia, PA.

You can hear Amoriello speak in his upcoming presentations:
Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 10 a.m., where he will present a lecture on music education. The Guitar Foundation of America Convention and Competition in Columbus, GA will be held June 28–July 3, 2011. For more information visit www.guitarfoundation.org/drupal/convention.

August 22, 2011, at the New York State School Music Association Summer Music Conference in Albany, NY, which will be held August 21–August 23, 2011. Visit http://nyssma.org/ for more information.

“We enjoy supporting Tom because he gives himself wholly to educating others. He has a big heart and is a highly effective teacher, not to mention a master of guitar. Anyone attending his workshops will leave feeling inspired and equipped to start a guitar program,” said Dustin Cheatham, CEO of Music Master Publishing.

MMP is actively searching for opportunities to support underserved schools by sharing their vision to grow strong music education and guitar programs. For more information about the Guitar Wheel and MMP visit www.guitarwheel.com, and to keep up with Tom Amoriello visit his site www.tomamoriello.com.

Check out this video story by NJN Public Television.