Guitars in the Classroom (GITC)
Their mission is to improve and increase the reach of music in education by training, inspiring and equipping all teachers to integrate hands-on music making with academic learning and social-emotional development for every child. GITC empowers educators to teach from the heart and creatively engage students of all abilities through the power of song.
GITC's ongoing after-school courses, workshops and school-day teaching artist residencies infuse classrooms with student learning through the power of song! They accomplish this by training teachers- most with little or no prior musical experience to become enthusiastic music makers and song leaders for learning. Their students begin strumming, singing and songwriting together for learning all subjects.
GITC's programs are free to teachers. Learning through music boosts academic engagement and success, imparts literacy skills and makes 21st Century Skills a natural part of learning. Their motto is “Better Learning through Music.”
They envision the time when all students have free access to learning through music as a vital part of their academic education and social emotional development. San Diego County is their hub. They've trained over 14,000 educators in 34 states and Canada in this approach. Their goal is to make GITC available to teachers wherever they serve through online instruction and resources. Please join us for a GITC class or sign up online to learn!See more