• Teachers in Beaufort, South Carolina are learning to lead music for learning this fall with GITC Trainer, Joan Maute.
  • GITC's Kate MacMahon makes music with Head Start students in Mississippi.
  • Music teachers learn to include guitar in K-5 music classes with our open tuning.
  • GITC Rock Stars Drew, Kate and Emilie (Victoria Justice, Selena Gomez) visit a GITC school to share about musical careers and lead music.


The GITC Vision

We envision a future in which classroom teachers capably and creatively integrate music making across the academic curriculum to help students achieve their potential. We also support the effort to re-vitalize and strengthen sequential music education programs for every student through creating positive partnerships.

The GITC  Mission

Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) brings music to the heart of education by training and equipping teachers to engage students at every grade level in academic learning through the power of song, singing, strumming and collaborative songwriting with guitars, ukuleles and enduring musical traditions.

What We Do

Based in San Diego, California, Guitars in the Classroom trains, equips and empowers classroom teachers to transform learning every subject into a creative, musical process that engages students and promotes learning. We welcome participation from school specialists, counselors, staff and dedicated community volunteers, too. Our train-the-trainer model is helping people discover the joy and power of music to bring learning to life in 32 states and Canada.

Founded in 1998, participants in our free classes learn to play guitar and ukulele, sing and write songs for learning and to lead singing, songwriting and hands-on music making with students of all ages as an integral part of lessons. We have trained over 9,000 educational song leaders so far and our regionally based programs serve well over half a million students each week. 

  Locate a Program Here   and   Register for a Class Here

We’ve Moved! Our new address is:GITC 2770 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 14, Suite 203 San Diego, CA 92106 Our new office phone is: (619) 578-2326.

Latest Video: From Fox 5 San Diego – 4 Strings and a Tune help students Learn Academics (6 Feb 14)

You can read the full article here on the Fox 5 San Diego website!