Anyone and Everyone Can Help Start a GITC Program
Hi. My name is Jessica Baron and I sometimes go by “Jess” except if you have known me since kindergarten or feel like you have, and then I am Jessie. Sometimes I sign my name with all 7 letters (see below) but I reserve that name for formal occasions because it just sounds too precious. To me, life is about friendship, being real, and doing service. Whatever that looks like. In my case, it is rarely a formal occasion. If you want to start a program, I am in fact the very person you are looking for and I look forward to learning about you.
Guitars in the Classroom is something I have created with help beyond measure from a whole bunch of amazing people who have chosen to help make school a more special and musical place. Over the past twelve years, the work has been growing because people like you have simply sent me an email asking if and how they could start a program. There is a lot to learn about how to do this and much of it can be found in the drop down menu bar to the right of this one. But some things require real conversation so that is step two. Step one is what you are doing now. Reading. Thank you.
Absolutely anyone can be that alpha person who gets GITC going somewhere.
Every kind of teacher does it. Even college professors like Dr. Diana Wagner at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD do it.
We owe the start of new programs to school librarians and Physical Education teachers!
Parents and grandparents do it.
Aunts and uncles do it.
Principals do it. Including the really busy ones.
Musicians and guitar teachers do it and so do teachers’ aides, community members, business professionals and retired folks.
So far no dogs or cats. But almost every sort of inquiring person has made an impact and if you want to, you can, too.
If you wish to learn more, please keep reading about how to start a program and also drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, thanks for asking the question.
This is how things get better for everyone and if you are the reason that happens, you are going to feel really good inside and so will the people whose lives you touch.
Peace and blessings,