Articles Published about Guitars in the Classroom

Please enjoy these articles written about our work. To read articles about the benefits  of Music Integration for Learning, please scroll down.

Lakeside Elementary students taught love for music and art
Hassard said he took advantage of a guitars in the classroom program four years ago at Northridge High School, where he was taught how to play the guitar.

Cruisin’ on the River car show coming to Madisonville on Saturday
Proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Tammany Parish Guitars in the Classroom program. Car owners who have yet to register their cars can register

Guitars in the Classroom program has teachers strumming
Hilton Head Island Packet
By AMY COYNE BREDESON Local musician Dr. Joan Maute offers free guitar lessons to teachers through the national Guitars in the Classroom program.

Guitars in the Classroom Night at Sammy’s California Woodfired
Guitars in the Classroom Night – Your source for local – Community events in Carlsbad, CA.…/256103924-guitars-in-the-classroom-nigh...

Press Release – Guitars in the Classroom Nonprofit Announced as
Guitars in the Classroom Nonprofit Announced as Finalist for WDM Group’s Good Neighbor Program. WDM Group is pleased to announce three finalists for the…/guitars-in-the-classroom-nonpro…

Bookmans | Presenting 2012 Guitars in the Classroom Graduates
Thanks to a Bookmans sponsorship, Guitars in the Classroom provides free guitar lessons to Valley educators in the hopes that they will bring music into their…/presenting-2012-guitars-classroom-gr…

OCEANSIDE: Nonprofits offers teachers free guitar lessons
North County Times
A local nonprofit group is hosting new classes to help teachers learn to incorporate guitars into their lessons. The new Guitars in the Classroom sessions

Music education strikes chord with Hawaiian guitarist
Stockton Record
About John Cruz and Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit organization founded in Encinitas, operates in 25 states with 26 professional musicians as touring tutors.


Non Profits to Benefit at North Shore Surf Film Festival December Surf News
Mauli Ola Foundation, North Shore Lifeguard Association, Rell Sunn Bronze Memorial and Guitars In The Classroom Hawaii will all be a part of the Festival

Tom Petty and others donate autographed guitars for auction
Also included in the auction, Guitars In The Classroom will also offer a selection of items that include one of a kind specially made gifts,

Guitars In The Classroom « Tony De La Rosa
Guitars In The Classroom (GITC) is an organization that does just that (don’t worry, not exactly the way Jack Black did it). GITC helps teachers teach (and reach)…/guitars-in-the-classroom/


Learning Strums an Innovative Tune – April 2010
if Gina Minder wondered whether the Guitars in the Classroom program would be a success with her students, she didn’t have long to wait…


School Band & Orchestra, August, 2009
Article that describes Guitar in the Classroom program in California.

Art for the Soul – 2009

GITC comes to Salisbury, Maryland!

GITC in Grand Traverse Herald, Traverse City, MI


Head of the Class: String Fever, Edutopia, 2006

GITC Classroom Teacher  (Voted Teacher of the Year in Her District)

Guitars Getting Students To Tune

Connie Christy, GITC Program Coordinator and Instructor in Aynor, South Carolina.

Guitars in the Classroom
New programs put acoustic guitars in the hands of teachers and students By Lissy Abraham, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, October 2001, Article about GITC and other school programs.

Guitars in the Classroom!
By Cyndi Conlow Olsen, Shasta Parent Magazine

Play Time: Guitarist brings free instruction to elementary schools
By Rick Wilson, The Grand Rapids Press

No strings attached to free guitar lessons
By Seth Harkness, Rutland Herald

Guitars in the Classroom Article
Connected magazine of The Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley (1.3mb)


Articles About the Potential of Music Integration to Aid in Learning

All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education” National Advisory Committees Report, 1999  National Advisory Committees Report, 1999

Teaching English Langauage Learners: What The Research Does – And Does Not – Say.
By Claude Goldenberg

Familiar Songs Act as Strong Memory Cues
Association for Psychological Science Press Release

Ways of Using Music in Teaching Language
By Marilia Conte Daros and David W. Gurney, Ph.D.

What the Brain Tells Us About Music
By Norman M. Weinberger

Tune In Memory – Reprinted from Middle School Journal: download
By Joan Maute