The program may encompass a course, a class, a grade or a few grades. In fact,
in places where the program was widely implemented, it was possible to choose a topic that
would be studied by several grades, and the results were impressive. Such a topic could be one of the
following: Ancient music (using other Ancient's drums in addition to the Ancient Guitar). The
middle east, or Africa music,
eastern music and more. Musical instruments and musical styles. "I compose
|The program can also be used
perennially (spirally) and with several grade levels; In 2nd - 3rd
grade the program "My Ancient Harp" can be used. In 3rd - 4th
grade the program "My Ancient Guitar" can be used.
The size of
The reasonable size of a group/course/class is 15 - 17 students.
An optimal size would be up to 12 students.
It is possible to do the program with groups of 22 - 25 students, but only with an
experienced teacher who has a good rapport with the students.
The building stage can be done with any class since the pieces are already cut, leaving
the students only fine carpentry, such as filing, adjusting, assembling and gluing.
The school should prepare a locked storage closet in which the Ancient Guitar parts and tools can
The teachers could be special teachers of the program "My Ancient guitar/Music
Box", or music teachers from the school, as long as they have been trained to teach
the program and they attend periodic conferences with other teachers of the program.
The criteria we expect our teachers to
1. The ability to communicate well with
the students, in order to successfully administer the program.
2. The ability to play a plucked or string
instrument reasonably well (guitar, violin, cello, Ud, mandolin etc).
A basic ability to
transcribe a song for the Ancient Guitar orchestra (teachers are instructed on this subject in the
teacher training course).
It is important
that the teacher be open minded and creative in response to the students' ideas, and
willing to cooperate with their suggestions of musical pieces and songs.
developed a full teacher guide for this program on a CD - named: "Play Ancient Guitar " this way you
can run learn and teach the program all by yourself.