We completed latest round of lessons at Sumitview Child and Family Services! Our graduates were thrilled to earn their new guitar! At the end of each round of lessons, students complete an anonymous evaluation. Some of the feedback we received from this last group included; “being a part of this class was the highlight of my week,” “guitar helps me cope with my emotions and deal with them,” and “guitar helps me to calm down.”
We are thrilled to report that we are expanding our team to include two additional instructors with our new round of lessons in May. Our hope is to provide more personalized instruction in smaller class sizes with the help of additional staff.
Hello Legacy Music Supporters!
One of our former students contacted us recently. She was an orphan from another country and adopted here in the US. Her contagious, beautiful, sweet spirit, and dedication to practicing guitar was inspiring not only to us, but to her peers. She reports that she is still practicing every day which is of no surprise!
Thank you for supporting our efforts!
Update on our newest round of lessons; guitars are all over Summitview's campus with students practicing on breaks and lunches! Staff feedback, "guitar lessons are making a positive impact on behavior." One student's reflection, "When I was feeling really stressed and overwhelmed I just played my guitar and I felt a lot better. I played rather than self-harmed or other negative behaviors."
Our next round of classes starts next Tuesday and we have 26 students committed. Your donations have helped us raise exactly enough money to buy the 12 additional guitars we needed. We are hoping for additional donations for supplies like cases, tuners, and capos. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We are also looking for student level acoustic guitar donations for our next round of classes. Monetary donations can be done right here on the Facebook page and our website has information on how to donate guitars.
Thank you all so much!!
Tested our 1st new lesson curriculum with an 11 year old kiddo with no guitar experience today. Although she was having a very difficult day she nailed beginner (1 note) G, C, Em, and full D chords! Very excited to roll this curriculum out with our full class of 20+ student at Summitview Child and Family Services on July 17th! Happy 4th celebrations!!! Cheers!