Thank You So Much, Kala Brand Music! Your Makala Waterman Ukuleles are Making GITC Unbreakable!
Meet Our Business Sponsors
Our charity wishes to acknowledge
and give immense thanks to
each of these generous and socially responsible companies for supporting Guitars in the Classroom
to bring integrated music to education
during the past school year!
We encourage you visit our sponsors websites, below.
Simply click on each logo to learn about
these phenomenal companies!
We love sharing Kala Brand Ukuleles with teachers. The Makala Watermans are light, colorful, super durable and can withstand the accidental spills, knocks and drops they get in preschool classrooms.
Our featured sponsor this September is Kala Brand Music!
The leadership team at Kala is headed up by Dave and Joy Cafiero, featured above winning our 2017 Sponsor of the Year Award. Before Dave, Joy and the company's owner, Mike Upton came along, Guitars in the Classroom was exactly that. GUITARS in the classroom. But these folks changed our tune, donating 1000 ukuleles to this charity not once, not twice, but three times! This gave us and all the faculty trainers and classroom teachers in programs between 2014 and 2017 the chance to put tiny little joy-bringing instruments into classrooms from coast to coast and border to border. Their generosity gave us a chance to create our own SmartStart ukulele instruction method, and the GITC Classroom Music Integration Handbook with techniques for working with ukes in Tk-5 classrooms. Thanks to Kala Brand, GITC is training teachers to engage kids in learning every subject through singing, songwriting and playing ukuleles! Thank you to the whole wonderful team- Dave, Joy, Mike, Leanne and Jonathan! You folks are making dreams come true.