Guitars In The Classroom
March 29th, 2011
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For Immediate Release
Guitars in the Classroom
Muriel Anderson and George Winston Raise Funds for Local Teachers
Muriel Anderson
Muriel Anderson

(March 21, 2011 - Encinitas, CA)- In April, first melodic folk pianist George Winston and on April 23, guitar virtuoso Muriel Anderson will perform in local concerts to support Guitars in the Classroom, a nationally active non-profit founded and coordinated graduates of the District 65 schools. 

On April 16 and 17, George Winston of Dancing Cat Records will be performing in two house concerts in Wilmette, hosted by a former District 65er with an artistic vision, Nancy Emrich. For more information about these two private shows, please write

Muriel Anderson's concert will take place on Saturday, April 23rd, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm (doors at 1:30pm) at SPACE. This beautiful venue is located at 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60202 and is family-friendly. 

Advance tickets will be $12 for adults and $8 (kids 11 years and under); reserved table seating is $22. Day of show, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 (kids 11 years and under). For more information about the event, and to purchase tickets, please click here.


Widely respected as one of the world's foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson is the first woman to have won the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship. She is host of the renowned "Muriel Anderson's ALL STAR GUITAR NIGHTŪ" and founder of the Music for Life Alliance charity. Muriel Anderson is both an artist advisor and a generous supporter of GITC's work and has been helping us grow for over a decade. Her non-profit the Music for Life Alliance has long funded special programs with GITC such as this year's teacher trainings in Mississippi for HeadStart teachers, and GITC's work with the United Nations to bring music integration to developing nations. 


Proceeds will benefit GITC's free teacher training programs in the Chicago area, the foremost goal being teacher training on the North Shore.


Guitars in the Classroom's mission is to inspire, train and equip Pre-Kinder through 8th grade teachers to provide daily hands-on music integration that transforms classrooms into vibrant, creative, and effective learning environments.


In GITC's free workshops,  teachers learn to sing with confidence, play guitar, lead songs, and to select, teach, and facilitate the student writing of educational songs. This daily integration of music with academic learning provides positive, inspiring musical access for all students as part of the regular school day. GITC-Chicago


GITC has been training teachers in Chicago for over three years and in Evanston since last Spring. The organization has plans to grow programs in order to serve more teachers and students in the area in the 2011-2012 school year.

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About Guitars in the Classroom 

Guitars In The Classroom is a non-profit organization that provides innovative musical training for classroom teachers so all students can experience the joy and essential benefits of making music. Its programs deliver ongoing instruction, access to instruments, and educational materials that weave music across the academic curriculum in sustainable, grassroots programs, nationwide. For further information or to get involved, please contact GITC at 760-452-6123 or go online at