Wesley the Guitar Bear has been inspiring pupils' and teachers over the past 20 years

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Wesley the Guitar Bear was first created in 1995 to support children learning the classical guitar

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  • The guitar media Jeana was using to teach from was too quick paced for the children, so she decided to draft a book of her own, featuring Wesley, which she used as teaching aid to support children to play the guitar

  • In 1998 Jeana produced a final version called ‘Learn to play the guitar like me!’

  • Sally the koala bear was created to play duets with Wesley

 
Jeana was in the local paper `The Grantham Journal`with her 1st guitar book…

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WH Smith ,The Library (Grantham) and Fox`s Music shops launched Jeana`s Guitar Books

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Jeana and Wesley featured in the Grantham Journal, Lincolnshire echo and Lincolnshire life , for the 2nd book “Learn to play like us!”

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  • In 2001 Jeana wrote ‘Learn to play the guitar like us!’ which linked to the first guitar book
  • A new cartoon character was created for this book – Charlie the Rabbit

  • Jeana used both books as her teaching aid and the pupils were gaining high marks at Music festivals

  • In 2003 Jeana wrote ‘Learn to play the guitar like us!’ “The Ensemble Style” and a CD of the songs from the book played by: Walton Girls’ High School Classical Guitar Group

  • WH Smith and Fox’s Music shop launched Jeana’s guitar books

  • Jeana designed her website and a costume made of Wesley to help promote her guitar books

 
The 3rd Guitar book; Play the Guitar like us! “The Ensemble Style” was supported by Jeana`s Classical Guitar Group at Walton Girls` High School, an Arts Technology College, Grantham.

Produced a CD

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Jeana, Wesley and the girls presented Guitar Workshops to Primary School children

 

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Now Wesley, Sally and Charlie support the Interact software
The software was developed and designed to support Nursery, Infant and Primary school teachers to deliver the National Music Curriculum.

Interacts Early years and KS1 was piloted at Coleby Primary School Lincoln and Little Gonerby Infant School Grantham

 

MP Nick Boles and Wesley the 1st copy of Interact

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Quote: from MP Nick Boles

”It is so important to help children develop a sense of rhythm and musicality at an early age and I was hugely impressed to see how the children at Little Gonerby Infants School responded to the ingenious yet simple music software developed by Interact.  I hope that other schools across the country will take advantage of their products to help introduce their pupils to the joy of music.”

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2015:  Wesley, Sally and Charlie, continue to support children and teachers in music….worldwide

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