87% identify

as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color.

86% of Lead Guitar students

qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch.

400 participants

are accessing in-school music learning for the first time through Lead Guitar’s Adaptive and Spanish Language curricula.

40-50,000 additional students

are connecting with global touring artists through in-school concerts and our interactive We Are Guitar broadcast

More than 7,500 students

in 94 schools across four U.S. time zones with direct, daily-to-twice-weekly in-school music classes

Read the betts report
“Lead Guitar and Arizona Arts in Schools programs show a pervasive positive influence on classroom learning activities and on teaching.”
– Dr. J. David Betts,
Past President of the Arts and Learning SIG of the American Educational Research Association


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