If you teach or assist students with special needs, this fun and fascinating 2 day conference with a marvelous kick off evening are for you! You can learn to drum, strum, sing and operate the cool BEAMZ interactive unit each day with sped experts in each discipline. Travel through this musical journey with other educators who understant what it means to work with students with mild to moderate or moderate to severe "dis" or different abilities. We like to play to everyone's strengths and music makes this possible. Already know you want to sign up? Please register HERE.
The fun begins Friday evening at the famous Museum of Making Music in beautiful Carlsbad, CA. Never played ukulele before? Take a ukulele crash course, then tour the museum with old or new friends. The evening will continue with a talk from Jared Woosely of One Step Beyond (Phoenix) on leading jam bands for students with special needs and then we get to hear his teen band, Heartstrings perform. They are AMAZING!
We are planning our third summer retreat and this summer we are heading up to Julian, CA at Camp Cedar Glen once again. This spacious spot in the woods and mountain air is easily accessible, disability friendly, and so comfortable. If you know you want to attend, please sign up ASAP so we can reach our minimum number of teachers to fulfill the basic quota for reserving our cabins. Coming to the retreat gives you time to unwind, bond with friends, deepen your musical knowledge, expand your skills and double your confidence as a song leader! This three-day GITC experience will help you accomplish your musical goals while you renew your spirit among friends in a beautiful place and all for a tiny price! Your costs for food and lodging are below. Located only two miles away from Julian Town Hall, Camp Cedar Glen offers a relaxed and social atmosphere where families and visitors all find welcome and a variety of affordable accommodations and amenities.
Retreat Dates: August 2 – 5, 2018
Arrival August 2nd - Thursday - dinner (arrival at 4 PM)
August 3rd - breakfast, lunch and dinner
August 4th - breakfast, lunch and dinner
Departure August 5th - Sunday - breakfast & lunch (departure at 2 PM)
The three days will include workshop style classes in guitar, ukulele, voice, songwriting, lesson planning for music/ELA and music/English Learners, music leadership skills, banjo lessons and drum making class with Eli Turner. GITC faculty members and artists will lead the workshops.
The cost for the weekend is set and listed below. No matter what, you will eat well and sleep in comfort without paying hotel prices. We are suggesting each teacher make a tax-deductible gift to GITC of $75 for all musical and educational services provided for you from Thursday night through Sunday afternoon. Pitching in whatever you can will make this workable. Everyone’s attendance is welcome regardless of what they can contribute.
We know this is unbelievable—the numbers look too good to be true, but they are accurate. All numbers you see here are totals. They include your lodging for 3 days and 9 meals! We will be staying in Wyatt Village, which includes the Williamson and Robinson Cabins. The rooms have bunk beds and there are generally 4-8 beds per room. Each cabin has a central meeting room perfect for a cozy jam or late night chat.
3 Nights & 9 Meals - $200 per person, and yes we are pro-rating things for specific days. You will find those details in the registration survey, HERE.
Written by Sarah Cusey, GITC Programs Coordinator
Jennifer originally started with GITC in 2010, after seeing an email sent to her school about the organization. She had grown up surrounded by music and even pursued various classes on different instruments, but hadn’t fulfilled her desire to play guitar until starting with GITC. She took a break after a year and a half with the organization, then rejoined with Rosanna 2 years ago.