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.

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)

Music Makes Learning English More Fun!

Music Makes Learning English More Fun!
These fourth graders are all English Language Learners and their teacher Cathy has made the experience of reading and speaking in their new language lots easier and more enjoyable by embedding their vocabulary in a song. She uses songs to teach everything from grammar to division! (view small | med | large | orig)

Dancing Teachers! We Love Learning Music!

Dancing Teachers! We Love Learning Music!
These teachers from central California were so excited to share their gratitude for their free training program that they organized themselves into a dancing line up for the world to see! (view small | med | large | orig)

The Power of Music

The Power of Music
These second graders are sharing music, led by their teacher who is in training with GITC. She has brought them to a local nursing home to brighten the day of the residents and they are filled with joy! (view small | med | large | orig)

Teacher's First Guitar!

Teacher's First Guitar!
This teacher in San Jose, California has just received her loaner guitar from GITC and Oriolo Guitars and she is soooo happy! (view small | med | large | orig)
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