Melody Barnett, LEFT – And Amy Haddock, right, both music teachers at Tarkio R-I, spent June 27-July 1 in Wichita, Kansas, with professional guitarists and composers from across the U.S. Melody took part in Teaching Guitar Workshop Level 1 and Amy was in Teaching Guide Workshop Level II. Each day was spent in hands-on guitar lessons that will aid Mrs. Barnett and Mrs. Haddock as they begin to teach guitar in 6th grade, jr. high, and high school in their Tarkio classrooms. The workshops are sponsored by Guitar and Accessories Marketing Association (GAMA), International Music Products Association (NAMM), and National Association for Music Educators (NAME). These sponsors present each participant with well over $100 worth of supplies and resources for their classrooms. Pictured with Mrs. Barnett and Mrs. Haddock are Bill Burke, Romana Hartmetz, and Bob Morris (Bob is the author of two of the books the teachers will use at Tarkio R-I).
(Photo Submitted By Melody Barnett)