Winter Spotlight on CF Martin & Co. a.k.a. Martin Guitars
Read the Martin Story HERE!
Representing the Martin Guitar Company, Sandy Siegfried, Mari Groller and Sophia, Sharon and Skip Beltz joined GITC at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show for our special breakfast event for sponsors, artists and advocates. We are grateful to Skip, Mari and Sandy for keeping the GITC flame burning brightly at Martin. If you ever travel to Nazareth, PA to tour the Martin Factory, you will not be disappointed. The history, the craftsmanship and the outstanding museum are well worth the journey! Learn LOTS more HERE.
GITC Leadership & Martin Guitars
We want to give a shout out to all of you GITC Faculty Trainers, volunteers and leaders who are Martin Guitar lovers and owners. We know Martin guitars have played an important part if many of your lives. The first high quality guitar GITC's founder, Jess Baron ever experienced was getting her own Martin Herringbone D-28 for her 17th birthday. She had already been playing for 11 years. Her parents knew what to do.
Faculty trainer, GITC board member and Co-Director of Education, Joan Maute is playing her ’53 Martin 00-18 above and to the left. She affectionately calls this gem Scarface as a nod to all the wear and tear this treasured instrument has sustained over the decades! Please share YOUR Martin Guitar stories with us on our facebook page!
WELCOME OUR NEW SPONSORS TO GITC!
Thanks to some love from our donor Bruce Robbins, a guitarist named Andy Goldfarb, and the inimitable luthier, Pepe Romero, Jr., GITC has received 59 beautiful very small Romero Creations soprano ukuleles for our programs! We are so grateful to Andy, Bruce and Pepe for their generosity!
One Million Guitars, 1MG, is a superb philanthropic effort by Israeli Singer-Songwriter and outstanding guitarist and composer, David Broza! This year, GITC teachers and students are playing 300 of his beautiful guitars in our programs!
Please meet this returning Sponsor! PEAK has generously contributed a great, portable D-12 guitar stand for each of our trainers and will be giving teachers a discount on getting their own stands for their classrooms.
We encourage you visit all of our sponsors websites, below.
Simply click on each logo to learn about
these phenomenal companies!