Introduction To Guitar For Ensemble



VanderCook College of Music announces the release of FretWire! FretWire is a comprehensive online learning management system for middle school and high school guitar classes.

Registration begins Friday, June 30th, 2023!

Based on Joe Sweet and Matt Hudson's proven method, FretWire includes curriculum, instruction, and assessment all in one. Get your guitarists performing at a high level without the stress.

Materials include:

  • Over 300 instructional videos with professional demonstration of all the examples from every chapter of the workbook
  • All materials organized in daily folders (180 days of lesson plans)
  • Contemporary approach that will lead your students to performance styles of the genres they enjoy, rock, R&B, pop, blues
  • Regular assessments to keep students accountable
  • Access to materials via VanderCook's easy-to-use Schoology platform
  • PDF materials and paper books available for all course materials
  • Fun and engaging method with proven results

Learn more about FretWire!


FretWire subscription pricing is as follows:

  • $29.99 per student subscription
  • $24.99 per subscription for 20 or more student subscriptions
  • $19.99 per subscription for 40 or more student subscriptions
  • Instructor's account - $39.99, which includes:
    • Weekly assessments
    • Access to daily lesson plans aligned with their national standards
    • Unit outlines
    • Instructional videos
    • Options to customize content
    • Opportunities to earn continuing education credits



For more information, please contact