Support Musical Learning for ALL Online!
Make music a meaningful part of education each day!
Your gift will immediately support our charity to fill the increased need for free teacher training and student music classes during the summer. The COVID-19 pandemic has required that we provide instruments to many families in need so students can participate in learning with their teachers online. We have also needed to more than double our instruction to help teachers develop crucial music leadership skills for teaching through the power of song. Many have reported that "Music is the only thing that is successfully engaging my students in distance learning." Your tax-deductible contribution will bring hands-on music making and meaningful learning to students of all ages and will train their teachers to make music a part of learning every subject for years to come. This campaign aims to support 200 teachers to train with us, to supply them with instruments, and to provide 5 open music times each week all summer for as many children as wish to sign up. Thank you for helping GITC make music a meaningful part of education so children can achieve their goals & dreams.
Every child benefits from singing; it's an essential and wonderful part of childhood. And it helps kids learn. But with little access to music at school, many children are losing out and the music is being forgotten and lost. GITC saves the music by training teachers to lead songs for learning in all subjects each day! Singing together boosts imagination, learning, language skills, memory & makes school a place kids want to be each day.
GITC is bringing daily music making to online classrooms with your help. Each free course trains 24 teachers & reaches 2300 students in their daily classrooms! Teachers meet weekly to learn to play simple ukuleles, guitar, to sing, compose lyrics for learning, and to lead students in song. They learn to choose or WRITE songs for lessons with their students, inspiring everyone! We supply them with a uke, a guitar, musical accessories, educational materials & ongoing instruction & support at no cost. Beginners love it and share the music with joy!
This work instills life-long love of learning & success and music! It imparts a permanent solution because teachers train and keep playing for years at school. All children are reached, including those in Title 1 and public school classrooms; GITC creates precious musical opportunities for everyone. This approach makes classrooms happier places, enables students to access learning in new ways, schools get stronger, and teachers acquire an inspiring new way to do their best!