You can change lives through music when you make a donation to Guitars in the Classroom. Every teacher who receives free training in music with us gives this powerful gift to students now and for years to come, opening the door to learning, creativity, and happiness for children. Every teacher trained reaches approximately 99 students with free music making each week, and each program trains up to 24 teachers. Your gift will brighten life and learning for hundreds.
Hurricanes and economic issues have hit the Gulf Coast hard and schools are feeling the pain. Their musical instruments in many cases were destroyed, school buildings too, and dollars are scarce. The arts are a way for people to overcome their suffering and embrace life, but art programs need funding they simply do not have. Even in cities not directly effected by Katrina and Rita, many have absorbed people made homeless or jobless and their schools are affected. Music always helps!
Guitars in the Classroom will place music training here and throughout the Gulf Coast region, empowering regular teachers to strum, sing, lift spirits, and teach through song based learning. Once a teacher is trained, they can share music each day for their whole career in the classroom reaching hundreds of students! This is a program that will make a difference now and going forward.
Children will do better in school, like and remember what they have learned in song, and will go on to share their musicality throughout their lives.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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GITC in Oakland, California Culminating Event