Hello, Friend,I am so excited to tell you the latest news. Since you have been helping out GITC, we have been able to really move forward on our work with young children. The gift you gave was part of a massive push to get more music into early childhood and primary grade classrooms.
We recently got some help from a special friend, pianist and guitarist George Winston. He gave our efforts an added boost with a concert on February 12th in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. People came from all over the two states where we are serving to hear George and learn about GITC and the demand for more trainings skyrocketed in a night. More schools signed on, and now we want more than ever to be able to supply everyone with trainings and instruments.
Next week, classes begin for teachers and their children at Leona B. Warren HeadStart, in Mobile, Alabama! And in another week, we start up at Taconi Head Start in Ocean Springs. We are working on getting something going in Hattiesburg, too.
And up in Worcester, Massachusetts the early childhood educators are rocking and playing slide guitar with trainer Jon Short, writing all kinds of songs for learning. In Lansing, Michigan, they are learning to play guitar and ukulele with trainer Ben Hassenger. In Victorville, they are studying with Marion Davison. And the beat goes on and on.
Thank you for helping us make an enormous difference for children during their most impressionable years when music can help them learn everything with greater ease and joy and set them on a positive path in school. Your love is making up for what so many public schools cannot afford to provide, and would not be able to implement on their own. Innovation takes advocates and you are right here with us, trumpeting the cause of music for learning every day.
With gratitude in my heart for your kindness and solidarity,
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