2017 WINTER/SPRING Dates for Classes with Guitars in the Classroom

Thanks for visiting our programs page! We are just hearing from our trainers in the field about what they will be teaching this fall and where. The list below will give you a glimpse and more class details and new classes will be forthcoming in the days ahead! You can register for a class even if we are not sure of all the details yet. Your trainers will be in touch via email in the middle of the week following your registration. They will help you with up to date information.

To register, please CLICK HERE.

Classes are arranged alphabetically by state.

CALIFORNIA

Canoga Park, Calif.

School Site: Canoga Elementary or Chatsworth Elementary

Trainer: Terry Brockmann

Level: Beginner (continued)

Date: November

Time: 3:45-4:45

Focus: ukulele

Pre-requisite: None

Registration: Open

 

City Heights in San Diego, Calif., Alternating Tuesdays, beginning October 25

Fay Elementary TeachersSchool Site: Fay Elementary

Trainer: Jessica Baron

Level: Beginner Plus

Date: October 25, November 8, 29, December 13, January 17, 31, February 7, 21, March 7, 21, April 25, May 2

Time: Alternating Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45

Focus: Developing fluency in Open G and C, songs for literacy

Prerequisite: Beginner Training

 

Encinitas, Calif., Dates TBD

StephanieSchool Site: EUSD Farm Lab Campus

Trainer: Stephanie Lewis

Level: Beginner Plus-(with a special beginner booster workshop for those just joining)

Date: November-December

Time: Saturdays

Focus: We will learn to teach through the power of song with both guitar and ukulele in open tuning.

Prerequisite: Beginner class or the beginning booster workshop

 

Lemon Grove, Spring Valley/La Mesa, Calif., Dates TBD

School Site: San Miguel Elementary

Dan Decker 2 Trainer: Dan Decker

Level: Beginner

Date: November-January

Time: Tuesday’s, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Focus: Learn to teach through the power of song with guitar and ukulele in open tuning.

Prerequisite: None

 

Lemon Grove, Spring Valley/La Mesa, Calif., Dates TBD

School Site: San Miguel Elementary

Trainer: Dan Decker

Level: Beginner Plus-Strummer

Date: February-April

Time: 9:30 a.m.-10:45

Focus: We will learn to teach through the power of song with both guitar and ukulele in open tuning.

Prerequisite:

 

Mariposa, Calif., Oct. 30-Dec. 11

School Site: Gail’s home in Mariposa

gail_dreifusTrainer: Gail Dreifus

Level: Beginner Plus-Strummer

Date: Oct. 30-Dec. 11

Time: Sundays, 7-8:30 PM

Focus: Songwriting for Learning with guitar

Prerequisite: Beginner Training

 

Mariposa, Calif., Jan. 8-March 19

School Site: Gail’s home in Mariposa

Trainer: Gail Dreifus

Level: Beginner, Beginner Plus, Strummer, Strummer Plus, Songleader, Songleader Plus) Beginner plus

Date: Oct. 30-Dec. 11

Time: Sundays, 7-8:30 PM

Focus:

Prerequisite:

 

North Hollywood, Calif.

School Site: Lankershim Elementary

Billy Coane teaching GITC in LAUSDTrainer: Billy Coane

Level: Beginner for teachers in grades TK-2

Date: Mondays in November beginning November 1

Time: 3:45-4:45

Focus: ukulele and literacy for young students

Pre-requisite: Previous TK training with GITC in LAUSD is preferred but not required

Registration: Open

 

North Hollywood, Calif.

School Site: Lankershim Elementary

Trainer: Billy Coane

Level: Beginner Plus-Strummer 1

Date: Mondays in November beginning November 1

Time: 2:40-3:40

Focus: ukulele andguitar

Pre-requisite: Beginner Training

Registration: Open

 

North Park in San Diego, Calif., Now through May 31, 2017

School Site: Mid-City Community Music at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in North Park

Bari teachingTrainer: Bari Zwirn

Level: Strummer

Date: Now through May 31, 2017

Time: Wednesday afternoons, 4-5:30 PM

Focus: Developing a classroom repetoire in standard tuning

Prerequisite: Beginner -Strummer 2 Training

Note: This class is now offered on a private basis by Bari Zwirn in alignment with GITC goals. Teachers taking this class are now able to play in standard tuning and have graduated from our free programs. If grant money becomes available to underwrite this level of instruction, GITC will once again offer the class at no charge.

 

Ocean Beach, Calif.

School Site:Ocean Beach Elementary

Trainer: Jessica Baron

Level: Beginner Plus

Dates: Alternating Tuesdays: Nov 1, 15, December 6, January 10, 31, Feb 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 18

Time: 3:30-4:30, Blended Levels 4:00- 4:30, Strummer Plus 4:30-5:00

Focus: Developing repetoire and integration skills

Prerequisite: Beginner training in Open Tunings and Strummer training in standard tuning respectively

 

Oxnard/Santa Barbara, Calif.

School Site: TBA

Trainer: TBA

Level: Beginner

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Focus: ukulele

Pre-requisite: NONE

Registration: Open

 

Solana Beach, Calif.

School Site: Solana Vista Elementary, Room 10

Trainer: Stephanie Lewis

Level: Beginner

Date:  Mondays, Mar. 20, 27, April 3, 24 and May 1, 8

Time: 3:15-4:15 pm

Focus: We will learn to teach through the power of song with ukuleles in open tuning.

Prerequisite: none

 

Victorville, Calif.,Jan. to May 2017

This class is full to capacity. If you register now, you will be waitlisted.

School Site: West Palms Conservatory, 14375 Del Gado Road, Victorville, CA

Marion!Trainer: Marion Davison

Level: Beginner, Beginner Plus, Strummer, Strummer Plus, Songleader, Songleader Plus

Dates: Feb. 27
March 6, 13, 20
April 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22

Time: Mondays at 4 pm

Focus: The content of the class will be most suited to Preschool, kindergarten, grade 1 and 2, and special education teachers with lower elementary grade students

Prerequisite: The course is open to preschool teachers and public and private school teachers and classroom teaching aides

 

COLORADO

Joan Maute, GITC Trainer and Director of Education on our Board of Directors. Inspirational teacher!

Joan Maute, GITC Trainer and Director of Education on our Board of Directors. Inspirational teacher!

Trainer: Joan Maute

Level: Beginner

School Site: VanBuren Elementary School, Thompson School District, Loveland, CO

Date: Feb 9, 16, March 2, 9, 23, 20

Time: 4:45-6:05

Focus: Ukulele and Guitar Instruction with GITC

Pre-requisite: none

MISSISSIPPI

School Site: Head Start

Kate in MississippiTrainer: Kate MacMahon

Level: Beginner

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Focus: Ukulele and Guitar Instruction with GITC

Pre-requisite: none

Registration: open

 

NEW YORK

Brooklyn

School Site: PS 130

Dan LoomisTrainer: Daniel Loomis

Level: Beginner Plus

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Focus: ukulele and guitars in open tuning, preparing to transition to standard tuning (optional)

Prerequisite: Beginner Training

NORTH CAROLINA

Wilmington, N.C., January 19- February 23, 2017

School Site: Anderson Elementary School

Trainer: Jeremy Mathews. Jeremy is in Spain on sabbatical but will return for winter and spring classes sponsored by the County Music Association Foundation.

Level: Beginner Plus

Date: January 19- February 23, 2017

Time: Thursday, 3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Focus:

Prerequisite:

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Bluffton-Hilton Head, South Carolina will offer classes sponsored by the County Music Association Foundation.

School Site: Red Cedar Elementary

Trainer: Melinda Smith

Level: Beginner Plus

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Focus: Ukulele Instruction with GITC

Pre-requisite: NONE

Registration: Open

 

Hardeeville, Jasper County South Carolina will offer classes sponsored by the County Music Association Foundation.

School Site: Hardeeville Elementary

Trainer: Tom Aycock

Level: Beginner Plus

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Focus: Ukulele Instruction with GITC

Pre-requisite: NONE

Registration: Open

 

WASHINGTON

South Whidbey Island

School Site: South Whidbey Elementary School

Trainer: Quinn Fitzpatrick!

Level: Beginner, guitars and ukes

Dates: Tuesdays Jan. 17th – March 21, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:00

Prerequisite: none

 

WEST VIRGINIA

Clay County

School Site:  Clay Middle School –  Room G2

Trainer: Tracy Wayne
Level: Beginner

Dates: Thursday November 17, forward for 6 Thursdays except for holidays

Time: 3:30-4:30

Prerequisite: none

 

School Site:  Clay Middle School –  Room G2

Trainer: Tracy Wayne

Level: Beginner Plus-Strummer

Dates: Thursday November 17, forward for 6 Thursdays except for holidays

Time: 4:30-5:30

Prerequisite: Beginner training

 

Dunbar (Charleston), WV

School Site: Clay Arts and Sciences Center

Trainer: Kelley Laseter

Level: Beginner

Date: Tuesdays Feb7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 4:30-5:30

Focus: Beginning lessons with ukuleles

Prerequisite: none

 

Hampton, VA, Sept. 27 – Nov. 15

School Site: Phillips Elementary School

Trainer: Jerry Sowers

Level: Beginner

Date: Sept. 27 – Nov. 15

Time: Tuesday at 4:00 in the fall and Thursdays at 3:00 in Spring

Focus:

Prerequisite: none

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