Our program is targeted to foster kids and at-risk youth ages 8-18 using high teacher-to-student ratios. Each class consists of a maximum of 10 students with three adult instructors. Each program is 8 weeks long with a one hour session each week.
In addition to learning how to master changing from one chord to another, children learn perseverance, discipline, and build self-esteem. And more importantly, the kids learn to enjoy the interaction and have fun in a group setting.
Those kids who complete the full 8 week program have earned the right to keep the guitar and are invited to return for a second 8-week session of more advanced instruction!
If you would like more information about participating in a Guitars not Guns class in your community, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as quickly as we can. Please be sure to indicate whether you are a parent/foster parent interested in having your child participate, you are a child or young adult interested in participating, or if you are a representative of another organization interested in more.