You did it! With your help 300 Guitar Wheel music theory study tools have been donated to help music education programs in need.
What made this benefit really special was that you, our Facebook fans, got to suggest who the Guitar Wheels would benefit. We contacted each of the schools and programs you referred to us. We wish to give honor to the amazing teachers we’ve met at these schools who by giving themselves, are sharing the joys and personal rewards of playing music with young people. Together we’re having a positive impact in youth all over America, Canada and beyond!
Thank you for helping support music education with us!
Music Master Publishing
Donation recipients include:
The Outer Vibe's Rock Camps
Organized by the band members of the Outer Vibe and the Michigan State University Community Music School, the program is designed to teach teens everything there is to know about forming and maintaining a successful rock band. The Outer Vibe’s camp runs several times a year in the forms of summer camps, weekly classes, and day-long workshops. Students experience firsthand how to effectively book, promote, and prepare for a show; branding and imaging; songwriting and gear; interpersonal communication skills; and much more, all firsthand from a touring band!
More info: www.theoutervibe.com/rockcamp
Lockhart Middle School Orlando Florida http://teacher.ocps.net/michael.mckee
Maywood Middle School Corning California after school guitar program
GAMA Teaching Guitar Workshops summer of 2012 workshops
Teaching Guitar Workshops train teachers how to establish a guitar program or bring new energy to their general music classes.
More info: http://www.guitaredunet.org/
Guitars Not Guns
A non-profit organization that provides lessons and guitars to foster kids and at-risk youth ages 8 to 18. They have about two dozen chapters across the U.S. and Toronto, Canada. They provide guitars to any student who needs one. What's more amazing is upon graduation the students get to keep the guitar! We first heard about them from one of our FB followers. They are 100% volunteer run and so rely on donations to keep the programs running. More info
More info: http://www.guitarsnotguns.org/index.php
All 26 local chapters each received several Guitar Wheels:
Contra Costa County, California
Los Angeles, California
Monterey County, California
San Jose, California
Santa Cruz County, California
San Joaquin County, California
San Francisco County, California
San Luis Obispo, California
San Mateo County, California
Palm Beach County, Florida
Cobb County, Georgia
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Santa Fe, New Mexico
New York, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Note, we're still interested in your suggestions for schools and non-profits we can donate Guitar Wheels too. Contact us. And stay tuned because we are planning another benefit for March.