Where We Teach
GITC teaches in donated classrooms and multi-use spaces located in schools in every kind of community.
From large cities like San Diego and New York to small rural towns like Victorville, California and Abbeville, Louisiana, and everywhere in between, GITC is changing the way teachers engage their students in lessons. Our programs follow the inspiration and availability of program advocates and capable trainers who ask GITC for assistance bringing the work to their schools.
From urban centers like Oakland, California and Phoenix, Arizona, to suburbs of big cities such as Evanston, Illinois, to the remote Navajo community in Crown Point, New Mexico, and in agricultural towns such as Traverse City, Michigan and Watsonville, California, GITC is bringing music making to education in teaching models that meet the special needs of each community. GITC has several programs in Gulf Coast states as well, where the people are recovering from a variety of environmental disasters. For example, our newest programs this spring (2012) are located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and in Boca Raton, Florida, Oxford, Michigan and Brooklyn, New York.
In universities and colleges as diverse as Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming and University of California, Berkeley, GITC works with professors to offer Education majors the opportunity to begin their teaching careers capable of integrating and leading music.
Wherever people care to roll up their sleeves and take the important steps to starting a program, GITC and our dedicated and loyal sponsors are making it possible for teachers to strum and sing for learning.
We strive to serve teachers and students from Title I schools. The majority of the teachers we train work in public schools, but not all. 78 percent of the teachers in our program report that they teach in schools where the majority of the students are living at or below the poverty level and receive subsidized lunches.
To find programs in a specific state, please look at our interactive map, and scroll through the desired state’s program page for current listings.