Teachers, we are committed to helping you and your schools afford to get guitars and ukes for classroom use. So are several of our sponsors.UKULELES

Kala Brand Music Company and Goldfish Guitars are able to make ukes available to you in any quantity for deeply discounted prices.

To order them, look at the prices and models below, choose what you want and send an email with details to jess@guitarsintheclassroom.org

Jess will then send an email giving “pre-approval verification” to the manufacturers.

Then you can write or call them directly according to the instructions below and they’ll sell directly to you or your school and provide product.


(Please don’t ask your local store to match these prices. They really cannot afford to do that.)

KALA Music Company
KALA is offering these models plus shipping cost (about $2-$3 per instrument) and you can see the ukes at the links below. These are solid wood ukes. They have good hardware. They stay in tune and sound pretty. Students notice the sound quality and play-ability and like them very much.


Ukulele Model                                                                         Cost for One    Cost for One with Bag

MK-Soprano (small- good for Tk-2nd grade)                  $34.99                $47.97

MK-Concert (medium- good for 3rd grade and older)  $46.49                $59.99

MK-Tenor  (long neck- good for teens and adults)         $52.49               $65.99

Link to above models: http://www.kalabrand.com/Models/Makala/MK-noEQ/MakalaNoEQMainPage.html


Ukulele Model                                  Cost for One    Cost for One with Bag

KA-15S                                                $37.99             $49.99

KA-S                                                    $49.99             $61.99

KA-C                                                    $74.99             $88.49

KA-T                                                    $84.99             $98.49

Link to above models:


When it’s time to order your KALA Brand ukuleles, you will do so by writing to Megan Paulson at KALA directly at megan@kalabrandmusic.com with your uke request and state your GITC affiliation and ordering code. You will get this from Jess once you are pre-approved.

NOTE: Kala will sell a GITC any of their ukuleles at a 50% discount from list price so feel free to look around their whole site!



Goldfish Guitars is making adorable soprano ukes that look like Nemo the clownfish, Dorie or have pretty wood veneers. The owner of Goldfish has a true soft spot for kids and teachers. He will see either sized model or a combination of them to GITC teachers for $35 each including a gig bag. These ukes sound good. They are strung with excellent Aquila Corde strings, too.

You can see all of the Goldfish guitar and ukulele models here:


The Nemo “clownuku” and Dorey “tanguku” are here:



If you only need one uke or guitar, you can also order directly online from Luna Guitars or through our sponsorship relationship from Godin Guitars, Martin Guitar or Oriolo Guitars!

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Godin Guitars has a line of instruments that are perfect for our classrooms. The Excursions are amazingly beautiful, friendly 038725_excursion_folkto play and sonorous. The folk and parlor models are a little smaller and easier to hold than some other guitars, especially if you are on the petite side. Please note that the La Patrie models have nylon strings and the Excursions have steel. You can learn more here:



As a couple, Robert and Janet Godin are so committed to GITC’s effort to bring more music into learning that they are- for the first time- making it possible for people participating in our programs to directly order an Excursion or La Patrie guitar at less than half ofgtretude the list price!

This is astounding. The guitars are already a spectacular value- made with integrity, with quality parts, and with Robert’s brilliant design. For us as educators to have access to these instruments at just above $200 per guitar is jaw-dropping.

So here, thanks to the Godins, are the order forms. There is one for teachers in the U.S. and another for teachers in Canada.

U.S. Order Form: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=IkPGEf8l3FTD-vARAe1gCg#

Canadian Order Form: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=pEqNawJ52nou-eG-Vgvd5g

Go ahead and click, read, then click on the NEXT button at the bottom of the page to get the online form. It’s super easy to use.

cf_martin_logoC.F. Martin & Sons, also known as MARTIN Guitar!

Martin Guitars has LONG supported GITC. We are very grateful.

If you would like to order any Martin guitar or ukulele for your own school use, you can get it directly from Martin through GITC for 50% off the list price.

We recommend you browse the Martin website and get familiar with the models.

When you are ready to make a purchase, please write to Jess. The same pre-approval process applies. And you will be able to get your instrument directly from Martin.



Don Oriolo, Jr. the song of Felix the Cat and Caspar the Friendly Ghost creator Don Oriolo Sr. also helps GITC with brightly painted, fun guitars and ukuleles.

Alisa tunes the Oriolos

You can purchase Felix the Cat instruments for 50% off retail list price!

We hope you have fun browsing here:


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Thanks to Luna Guitars, you can now order a Luna guitar, ukulele

or another stringed instrument directly from LUNA at 40% below regular cost …

this special was created just for you, our GITC Music Leaders!

The GITC Luna browsing and purchase link is here. It takes you right to your GITC LUNA store.

Simply enter the code “GITC” in the box after you enter your credit card to see your special price.

(You won’t be charged until you submit your order.)

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