Guitars in the Classroom

Since 1998, Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) has been inspiring, training and equipping classroom teachers to integrate music making across the academic curriculum through "song-based instruction" so students of all ages have educational, musical access & opportunity at school every day. Our work prepares educators to lead music, employing it as a dynamic tool for reaching all learners, teaching all subjects, and building character, creativity and community.Programs & materials are free.

children engage!

children engage!
Photo from Progress Report 'Change Lives thru Music this Wedn with a MATCHING Gift!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Jessica Baron

Jessica Baron
Photo from Progress Report 'Play Guitar with GITC! Yes You Can!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Robin and Michael play guitar

Robin and Michael play guitar
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank you for helping us in Lee, Massachusetts!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Finding Her Voice and Her Power

Finding Her Voice and Her Power
This student is super excited to have a chance to share her newfound love of making music and playing guitar. The photographer captured her on a special day when she shared music in her GITC class with family and community members. (view small | med | large | orig)

George Winston visits a GITC school on tour

George Winston visits a GITC school on tour
Folk melodic pianist and fingerstyle guitarist George Winston helps GITC around the country by performing benefit concerts to help our local efforts and by visiting schools along his tour to share his passion for music and his special knowledge and talent with kids. GITC loves George's immense sensitivity, creativity, compassion, and endless sense of mission. (view small | med | large | orig)
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