About Guitar Initiative
Guitar Initiative is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Our mission is to create and support guitar education opportunities for students in schools and in the community.
to train Houston-area music teachers to easily add guitar programs at their schools.
to provide instruments, accessories, repertoire and curriculum for classroom guitar programs.
to provide educational opportunities for guitar students.
Our vision is that every student in the greater Houston area will have access to quality guitar education.
August 13, 2014: Created at meeting of local teachers and Austin Classical Guitar consultants, Houston ISD Professional Development Day, Houston, Texas.
September 2014 to Present: Guitar Teacher's (Free) Wednesday Workshop, 4:30-5:45pm, Bellaire HS
September 2014 to Present: On-site consultations begin (approx. 2 per month).
June 9-12, 2015: First Summer Guitar Conservatory, Bellaire HS.
January - April, 2016: Application as official not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
June 7-10, 2016: Second Summer Guitar Conservatory: Guitar Instruction for Students and R&D Workshop for Teachers
For more info on the Summer Guitar Conservatory, click here: www.summerguitarconservatory.com
Guitar Initiative is sponsored by:
Bellaire High School (Mr. Michael McDonough, Principal; Mr. Gary Tunstall, Asst. Principal);
Bellaire High School Guitar Program (Edward Grigassy, Mark Moore, and Sean Stone-Ashe, Instructors);
Houston Independent School District, Department of Fine Arts;
Austin Classical Guitar, Education Department and
MANY individual teachers, students, parents, sponsors and donors.
Our instrument sponsor is:
Cálido Guitars of Lake Jackson, Texas; Dan Baugh, Jr., owner.
If you would like to get involved or to donate funds (or guitars), please see the Contact page or the Donate page.
Thanks for stopping by!