Thank you for giving of your energy, time, faith and resources to support the work of Guitars in the Classroom for this Global Giving campaign. We are getting closer now, as of Thursday night, to accomplishing our ultimate goal of earning a permanent place with Global Giving thanks to you!!
Let's take a moment to be glad for the gains we've already made together since April 1- bringing music to schools in Massachusetts, New York, California, and Mississippi!
Here are some notes we received just today from the Head Start teachers who have been taking music integration training in Ocean Springs with Kate MacMahon. The teachers' words paint an inspiring and very real picture of the difference your donations are making:
“I never thought I would ever play a musical instrument and hold 15 to 20 children’s attention at the same time. Look at me. I bought a guitar to practice @ home and I plan to enroll in a guitar class soon”. Diane Leverette
The guitar class has allowed me the opportunity to share music differently with my children in class. They don’t know I am playing one cord. I am holding their attention and they are learning. Renather Edwards
“Guitar in the classroom has helped me as I concentrate on learning/listening and using my fingers to make music”. Dorothy Lee
“It has enhanced my appreciation for music. I am thankful for this opportunity to learn and share with my children and coworkers” Barbara Fields
“The class aroused my music appreciation and taught me patience and coordination as I move and groove with my children”. Valarie Wright
Hopefully these last three days will also help us start a new program in Aurora, Illinois where 85% of the students are English Language Learners and a wonderful new trainer named Brooke is waiting in the wings to begin a program in the fall.
Thank you for becoming a part of the solution for keeping music alive and growing in schools, and in the lives of children who will have the benefit of your care and generosity.
From all of us on the GITC staff, faculty, and board, may your kindness come back to you magnified, and may your wishes for the teachers and children be fulfilled.
Yours in service, song, and celebration,
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