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. Coming to the retreat gives educators 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 them accomplish their musical goals while they renew their spirits and rest their bodies among friends in a beautiful place and all for a tiny price! 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.
Registration is now closed. We will be sure to take photos, videos and share the good times with you here later in August!
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)
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.