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Registry of Guitar Tutors Releases Specialist Diploma Qualifications for Jazz Guitarists

New York, NY, June 16, 2010 --( Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) has released the first ever full range of Jazz Guitar Performance Diplomas. The new Diplomas provide a structured programme specifically designed to take guitarists’ playing skills from Grade 8 standard to that of a professional jazz musician.

The Diplomas focus on developing the technical skills and theory needed by guitarists playing a broad range of jazz styles. The exam content includes improvisation and rhythm playing, as well as a performance element that enables the guitarist to demonstrate their preferred style of jazz playing - whether that be classic jazz tunes such as those of Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery or tracks by more contemporary players such as Pat Metheny and John Scofield.

The new RGT Diplomas are organised in partnership with London College of Music Exams and are accredited by Thames Valley University. Four Diploma levels are available: DipLCM, ALCM, LLCM and FLCM (equivalent to Masters Degree level on the National Qualifications Framework). Those passing each Diploma will be legally entitled to append the appropriate letters to their name.

The RGT Jazz Guitar Diplomas syllabus can be downloaded free of charge from

RGT has produced a comprehensive handbook to accompany the new Diplomas. This is available from most music stores or online from

For more information contact RGT via or 01424 222222.

Notes For Editors
Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) is the world’s largest organisation of guitar teachers and is the UK’s only specialist guitar examination body.

RGT was founded in 1992 with the aims of improving standards in guitar education and helping the guitar teaching profession to achieve recognition within the mainstream of music education by the establishment of an accredited range of comprehensive and well-structured teaching programmes.

RGT publishes a Directory of registered guitar tutors, and organises regular guitar education conferences. In association with Thames Valley University and London College of Music Exams, RGT administers a full range of graded examinations in electric guitar, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, classical guitar and popular music theory.

Examinations take place in the UK and in over 30 countries across the world from Europe to North and South America, Australasia and the Far East.

For more information about RGT visit: Tel: 01424 222222 Email:

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Registry of Guitar Tutors
Gerard Ward
00441424 222222

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