Help me give my students new acoustic guitars for a group guitar class
My students are from an inner-city school, and our band and orchestra are the school's shining star music program. Students come to band for many reasons - some for the love of music, some to showcase and improve their talents, and some to find a place to belong, to be part of something bigger than themselves.
It's quite a paradox that in our current times, when everyone is so seemingly connected electronically, so many kids actually feel socially isolated and are looking for a positive group to belong to, for support and for a common goal: our band and music program provides just that!
I am so excited when I see students hanging out in the band room during lunch or after school, even when there is no rehearsal - friendships are formed, group chats are started and a support group is created. It's quite emotional to see the enormous pride and excitement in each student during competitions, regardless of how they place. My students are great sports, congratulating and complementing other bands on their performances and always cheering the loudest!
I'm proud that my students think of our program as a home away from home.
The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in the world. I opened up a guitar program to give my students who have wanted to learn it a chance to do so. This is only the second year of the class, and it is already at maximum capacity. I’ve attended various workshops from the Little Kids Rock foundation and have included much of their philosophy and pedagogy into my curriculum.
My class has a handful of guitars, not enough for all students, and many are in poor working condition and need to be replaced.
My class is almost fully comprised up of juniors and seniors with a very intense academic schedule. For those students, this class is an opportunity to take a break from their difficult day and release a lot of stress while learning a new instrument. Without working guitars, fewer and fewer students will get that chance.
This project will provide an opportunity for all the students who are interested in learning guitar a chance to play on a high-quality instrument without the need to share it. Sharing guitars during class time can lead students to miss valuable instruction and practice time, so each student having a working guitar of their own to use would elevate our class to a new level!
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|RA-090 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar • Woodwind and Brasswind||$89.99||4||$359.96|
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