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Kala Brand Music Company Donates 1,000 Waterman Ukuleles to Guitars in the Classroom School Programs
Kala Brand Music Company donated 1,000 Waterman Ukuleles to Guitars in the Classroom (GITC), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of education for all students by expanding the role of music in learning. .
“Kala Brand Music has shown outstanding dedication making musical learning a reality today and into the future by supporting hands-on strumming and singing for students in GITC classrooms,”
The Waterman Ukuleles will allow teachers to help every child learn to play in strumming stations in general and music classrooms. Through this innovative GITC model, 5-10 students at a time serve as a “band” that accompanies classmates singing their original Songs for Learning. After a verse and chorus, strummers and singers trade places so every student gets a turn.
“We communicate and express ourselves with music. It would be a sad thing if this generation missed out on these crucial skills,” said Dave Cafiero, Vice President of Sales and Operations at Kala Brand Music Company. “By expanding the role of music as a teaching tool for every subject area and all students, Kala can be a catalyst for the next generation of musicians. It is our aim to help to resource teachers, schools and kids with playable instruments by supporting the work of Guitars in the Classroom.”
GITC aims to have all 1000 Waterman Ukuleles distributed by the end of March.
“GITC is so grateful to the folks at Kala Brand Music,” remarked Baron. “It’s a family-friendly company. They understand that instruments have to hold up in a school setting. Plus it’s cold season and kids are sharing more than their good ideas. Thank goodness Kala gave us ukuleles we can sanitize with the wipe of an anti-bacterial cloth before passing them along to other students!”
About Guitars in the Classroom
Guitars in the Classroom (GITC) is a nonprofit dedicated to creating access to musical learning for all students and improving the quality of education by providing ongoing musical training and resources to educators. GITC trains, provides supplies and coaches teachers who wish to lead and integrate hands-on music with lessons in English language arts, math, science, social studies and more. GITC’s work promotes teacher effectiveness, student engagement, collaboration, creativity, communication, critical thinking and academic achievement—