Guitars in the Classroom

guitars in the classroom

Guitars in the Classroom transforms education and promotes student achievement and well-being through making music during and beyond the normal school day in general and music classrooms. We train, equip and encourage teachers to integrate and lead music with “The Three S’s” (Singing, Songwriting and Strumming) in every subject area. Using guitars and ukuleles, teachers design and lead standards-based academic lessons that include songs for learning as a powerful teaching strategy across the Pk-12 academic curriculum. Teachers also learn to lead music making to build classroom community and promote a sense of “belonging” and to nurture the development of character and citizenship. Our work also increases student competence in “The Four C’s” of Common Core education (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.)