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Guitars in the Classroom

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine


1761 Hotel Circle SSuite 210San Diego, CA 92108 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) inspires, trains and equips classroom teachers to integrate music making across the academic curriculum through "song-based instruction" so students of all ages have educational, musical access and opportunity at school every day.


Our work prepares educators to lead music, confidently employing it as a dynamic tool for reaching all learners, teaching all subjects, and building character, creativity and community.

GITC programs are free. They include "easy" group guitar, singing, song-leading and collaborative songwriting instruction on an ongoing basis through six sequential course levels, in accordance with educational content standards. GITC's sponsors from the music products industry make it possible for the teachers to borrow guitars and recieve their musical accessories, resource materials, and pedagogical support at no charge.

GITC takes a grassroots approach to building strong local musical programs that unite teachers, decision makers, artists, families, business people, associations, foundations, and generous individuals in a common endeavor- to revive and restore music to its rightful place in our lives, schools and culture.


Would you recommend Guitars in the Classroom?
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by Todd W. (January 13, 2016)
Was a great day meeting people and shooting stills ( and a little bit of video as well. ) Seems like a great group of people doing the good work of helping teachers integrate more fun and music in their classrooms.
by Martial M. from Oak Park, IL (May 8, 2013)
With so many government officials attacking art programs by cutting liberal arts budgets, a program like this is essential for young learners to have the opportunity to examine music and thereby grow their thinking processes in ways that can only be affected by the study of music.

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