Bring Music to Students in Need with Bruce Robbins
This ongoing fundraiser welcomes friends of GITC, and family, friends, neighbors and fans of GITC and our Artist Ambassador, Bruce Robbins to help our charity deliver free music integration training and instruments to teachers and students in San Diego schools. Bruce's delightful regular gigs from his living room in San Diego have become a favorite online hang-out during the pandemic, and we look forward to each new opportunity to gather online.
Donations from Bruce's gigs will now help fund instruments, free teacher training, and GITC Teaching Artist residencies and teacher coaching in Title I high-poverty (70% and above) GITC classrooms in San Diego area schools. At this time we would like to provide training and teaching artist residencies to bring literacy, math, creativity, critical thinking, and social emotional learning through music to students in districts without much access to music. This is particularly crucial in the primary grades. Now that San Diego Unified is able to support our work through district funding, we are focusing our charitable efforts on teachers and schools in La Mesa/Spring Valley, El Cajon, and Santee.
In our classroom coaching and residencies, GITC's highly trained Teaching Artists team up with GITC-trained classroom teachers to co-plan and co-teach lessons in literacy, math, and all other subjects through the power of song. The marriage of music with academic and social-emotional learning content supercharges student engagement, collaboration and understanding. For more info on GITC Teaching Artist Residencies, see https://www.
GITC Residencies humanize learning, opening students to the value of their own feelings and ideas and those of their peers. Giving kids a chance to collaborate through the power of rhythm, melody and lyrics for learning helps them all embrace and remember important lesson content.
Here in the San Diego Promise Zone, music improves the quality of life for every child who learns to sing and play an instrument of their own, and learns to make music with their teacher and classmates. Your gift right now is the best way we can provide these services at this time.
Thank you so much for your compassion and generosity. With your support we can make 2022 an uplifting year for children who are struggling with pandemic learning loss and anxiety. Music makes learning more motivating, participatory and memorable!
With you for the children, with huge thanks to Bruce for his caring, kindness, loyalty to this work, and his musical advocacy,