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Far too often, students will spend weeks, months, and even years toiling through learning, lessons and practice, but without ever feeling the pride of success.
That pride comes from reaching and exceeding your goals, and the aim of our recognition programs is to provide the objective benchmarks, acknowledgement, respect and rewards for your hard work!
The SDML Academy of Guitar has three primary recognition programs: The SAGE Awards, Synthesis Certification, and the ICAT Program. Click on the programs below to learn more, and then contact an instructor to plan your pathway!

SAGE Awards

Recognition program for beginning and advancing guitarists in group classes and private lessons.

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Synthesis Certification

Official certification program for aspiring professionals and advanced players.

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ICAT Program

Elite training & certification program for players who wish to become SDML instructors.

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