Meet Our Business Sponsors
Robert Godin (center) began making guitars in rural Quebec, Canada out of a passion for music and craftsmanship. His dedication to quality and ingenuity has allowed Godin to become one of North America’s largest guitar manufacturers. They provide players all around the world with guitars that are unique, diverse, and effortlessly enjoyable. Godin has been helping Guitars in the Classroom make learning to teach through the power of song possible for teachers around the United States and in Canada possible for 15 years!
The same passion has moved Robert Godin to change the world drives the next generation of Godin Guitars with his two sons, Simon and Patrick (left and right). Their guitars continue to evolve and shake up the industry through modern designs, thoughtful refinement and a commitment to handwork. The immense generosity and humility of this family and the spirit of friendship that characterizes their company set the bar for integrity and human kindness.
Godin is the company name but is actally not the name of specific guitars. In fact. there are six brands under the Godin family: Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, LaPatrie and Art & Lutherie, and Godin.
If you teach in our program, you may be playing one of these very beautiful and huggable instruments. Thank you, Godin Guitars!
We encourage you visit all of our sponsors websites, below.
Simply click on each logo to learn about
these phenomenal companies!
Our featured sponsor this November is Godin Guitars!
This amazing family business started by luthier, Robert Godin is also guided by his sons. Here is Patrick on the right, accepting our Sponsor of the Year Award in 2017. Robert (pronounced roe-bear) Godin (pronounced go-dan!) has revolutionized the world of acoustic guitar and has helped make Guitars in the Classroom possible since the early years. Stay tuned for more information and a blog about Robert and his remarkable company and life in lutherie!
Janet Godin (left), is Robert's partner in love and life. A former early childhood teacher, she got involved with our Education Committee and progressed into executive leadership 7 years ago. She is seen here with GITC founder and director, Jess Baron (right) when she visited GITC's first Canadian GITC program in St. Catharines, Ontario in 2015. The company's new Excursion and Expedition folk guitars were donated to Canadian music educators and classroom teachers in our program there. It was an absolute honor for the teachers and our director to welcome Janet, who has served brilliantly on the GITC Board of Directors as Secretary for many years!