Year 2012 started 2 months ago and since this time, Guitars In The Classroom has been moving heaven and earth to improve education by introducing the culture of music in public school classrooms with guitars, singing and song-based learning. Not only have you made it possible for us to assist programs in the Gulf Coast… you supported us to send two Grammy winners, John Cruz and Laurence Juber, to perform free concerts on elementary school
stages in New York and California , helping instill in students a vision of life as an artist!
Guitars In The Classroom is delighted to announce that we are planning to launch new artist performance programs
to accompany teacher training in different cities located in the Gulf Coast this month! Up and coming artist Tamaray
will be performing in schools in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina, inspiring GITC teachers and their thousands of students to make music. Tamaray’s special Education First message gives children encouragement to do their best in their studies as a part of achieving their goals in life. She herself is completing a
Masters degree in education at this time, in addition to being a recording and touring country artist.
Her voice is often compared to music legends such as Reba McEntire or Dolly Parton and her music to Miranda Lambert. For more information about rising star Tamaray, please visit
Her website: www.reverbnation.com/tamaray
Her facebook page: www.facebook.com/tamaraymusic
If you like her music, we hope you will not hesitate to give a like and share in order to help such a positive musical role model reach new young fans!
Right now, we are working to refurbish 18 acoustic guitars in South Carolina so they can be played in classrooms on Hilton Head Island beginning next week. If you could contribute $10 to this cause today, we’d be very grateful! You can accomplish this by making a contribution again through the tribute card campaign, or by giving to our overall project campaign. Any funds coming in this week will help get South Carolina strumming and singing to learn!
Wishing you all a beautiful month of March, thank you for reading and supporting us.
If you are interested in learning more about the Gulf Coast Region, please read on:
All Gulf States are located in the Southern region of the United States. In 2005, this coast suffered from several
major hurricanes. Here are some facts about the two biggest hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast:
Katrina covered 90.000 square miles, an area as large as the United Kingdom. The hurricane was not the only
disaster; it was followed by floods, destroyed 7 states, killed more than 1.800 people and made more than 80 billion $ in damages. Those figures confirm the fact that this is the worst and most expense catastrophe in the History of the United States.
For more information about Katrina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrina
Rita hit 4 states and covered an area as large as Germany. Due to massive evacuations, 15.000.000 motorists were
blocked on the Highways.
For more information about Rita: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Rita
One of the biggest consequences is that the hurricanes distributed over 1 million people elsewhere across the United States making those people unemployed and without money. As a result, the schools are overcrowded and suffer from cuts in their budgets. Even if the government promised to help all the victims by providing funds, a lot of victims of these natural disasters are still struggling to recover and live from day to day. Whatever you can do to ease their suffering including providing musical instruction in the public schools makes life more positive and hopeful. Thank you for your support of our efforts.