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.

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!