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Country Music Association Foundation Supports Music Training for Clay & Kanawah County Teachers
"We are grateful to bring our hands-on musical approach to more teachers in West Virginia thanks to the generosity of the Country Music Association Foundation,"
Jessica Baron, founder and executive director of GITC will be visiting from San Diego, Calif. To co-teach with local GITC faculty trainer and award-winning music educator, Tracy Wayne of Clay County, W.V. Mrs. Wayne has been integrating music into learning with GITC in Clay County for five years, revitalizing the presence of Bluegrass traditions.
Thanks to ukulele donor Kala Brand Music and guitar donor Luna Guitars, the teachers will receive instruments to take back for use in their classrooms.
GITC welcomes visitors to experience the work in action and volunteers with musical experience to assist in classrooms. For more information, please contact Jessica Baron through the website at www.guitarsintheclassroom.org.
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-