Barbara Thomas Aids Readers in Learning Guitar

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Music teacher imparts knowledge in new book ‘Guitar for Children: A Rhythm Method based on Songs.’

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Learning a musical instrument is an excellent way to make new friends, join a band, write a song, go busking or travel wherever your music will take you

From a trained, dedicated and long time music teacher comes a book that introduces musical concepts in a straight forward and incremental way. Barbara Thomas’ “Guitar for Children: A Rhythm Method based on Songs” (published by Xlibris NZ) is a fun and educative learning tool for young ones interested in music and the musical instruments.

This is the first book in a series of five tutor books for the guitar, which teaches children to play using easy-to-read instructions, fun pictures and songs. It uses a rhythm-based method which allows the children to learn to play and sing along to songs, while theory concepts of music and knowledge bases underpin the work covered. Book one is the first in a series of books and each subsequent book builds on the previous knowledge base and the learner progresses through the system in a logical and sequential manner.

“Learning a musical instrument is an excellent way to make new friends, join a band, write a song, go busking or travel wherever your music will take you,” Thomas says. “It can also lead you into becoming a music teacher.”

Through this easy-to-read book, Thomas is able to give young learners a chance to experience what it is like to play an instrument and sing along with the songs either in a group or as an individual. The gradual development of music skills, knowledge-based confidence and a sense of achievement is what she desires most to develop in each and every young reader.

“Guitar for Children: A Rhythm Method based on Songs”
By Barbara Thomas
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 50 pages | ISBN 9781477139974
E-Book | 50 pages | ISBN 9781469128061
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Barbara Thomas is a trained teacher having taught in both primary and secondary schools for many years. She has qualifications and specialized in music for three years at Teachers College in Dunedin. She left teaching and worked in early childhood, gaining qualifications in this. From there, she trained as a reading recovery teacher and worked for eight years in the primary sector. Thomas is now a full time music teacher teaching singing, keyboard, piano, ukulele, guitar, bass guitar and classical piano. She is also the author of seven other books regarding instrument learning.

Xlibris Publishing New Zealand, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving the needs of Kiwi authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 0800 443 678 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisNZ on Twitter for the latest news.

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