Learning an instrument improves grades, graduation rates and critical thinking but five million American students don’t have access to music classes. Lead Guitar is changing that.
80% of Lead Guitar students in Phoenix Union High Schools improved their cumulative GPA after two years of participation.
“tangibly better student outcomes in terms of dropout rates, behavioral issues and academic achievement.”
– US News & World Report
Teachers and Student Aides reported general focus and behavior in school as ‘Greatly Improved’ (4.75 out of 5) among participants in Lead Guitar’s Adaptive Program.
“What we observed as a school is the direct social emotional effect on the students…. they were calm and less impulsive. Thank you for helping us re-engage our students…”
– Jullanar Naselli, EdD Principal of Williams Prep, Chicago
Lead Guitar has assembled an international team of Teaching Artists: global concert musicians, Fulbright Scholars and professors with a passion for mentorship. They collaborate with certified K-12 teachers to co-teach in-school guitar ensemble classes using Lead Guitar’s proprietary curriculum and Lead Guitar Digital: A library of instructional videos, lesson plans, and extension activities accessible from any device.
Below you can explore our unique approach and its impact…
Engaging students, teachers,
schools and their communities
Watch our Teaching Artists in
action with our students.
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