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 underserved populations, students in schools, and in the community.


Our vision is to connect people through the power of music.   We strive to create opportunities for every student in the greater Houston area to have access to quality guitar education.

Organization History

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!