"I never thought I would ever be able to play but so far I’m learning and it’s been great, and a lot of fun. Now I want to come to school and just play."
It’s a fact. Students who participate in school music programs have better attendance, make better grades, are more likely to attend college and have more lucrative careers than students who do not participate in school music programs.
Lead Guitar is a school music program with a 14 year track record of building permanent guitar programs in economically challenged public schools. Each year, Lead Guitar teaches more than 1,750 students to play and 50 public school teachers to teach guitar.
Using music and an instrument to which young people relate very well, Lead Guitar students learn technique, music reading, theory, performance skills and ensemble playing through which they develop their self-discipline, self-esteem and ability to work as a team - attributes that help them realize success throughout their lives.
By developing a program that mirrors the curricular integrity of the best band and orchestra programs but appeals to students that are not traditionally drawn to those programs, Lead Guitar is offering all of the benefits of a high quality instrumental music education to thousands of students who would otherwise not receive them.