JAMESTOWN – Students at Jefferson Middle School have new guitars and ukuleles thanks to a grant from the Guitar Center Music Foundation.
School officials say the foundation donated ten ukuleles, eight classical guitars, 12 packs of classical guitar strings, 18 Fender Chromatic Tuners, stands for ukuleles, eight classical guitar gig bags and ten ukuleles gig bags.
“We appreciate the generous donation of musical instruments from The Guitar Center Music Foundation,” said JPS Humanities Coordinator, Jamie Berg. “Jefferson students will benefit from the donation by learning more about the different instruments they can play. The guitar and ukulele are instruments they can play professionally or just as a great hobby. Our music teacher will be using these instruments to teach the elements of music and encourage a love of music in all middle school grade levels.”
The organization aims to keep music education alive and available in our nation’s schools and communities.
Founded in 2005, the public charity has reached over 300,000 people through its grants of instruments to music education programs.