WE BELIEVE

We believe in a world in which music is cherished and respected for the immense value it brings to humanity, where every person who seeks to pursue music has the means to do so. We work to ensure music stays accessible, so that all people can add their voice to the chorus of creative, unifying and healing expression that exists within this extraordinary craft.

Our mission is to give everyone the power to express themselves through music, and we are determined to keep music education alive and attainable. Since 2005, we have supported hundreds of music education programs and reached over 300,000 people. With your generous support, we aim to assist millions more.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Myka Miller

Executive Director of the Guitar Center Music Foundation

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David A. Helfant

Chairman, Senior Partner at Law Offices of David A. Helfant

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Paul Gimenez

Secretary, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging of The Guitar Center Company

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Michael J. Sammis

Chief Financial Officer, Former President of Universal Production Music

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Anne Buchanan

Director, SVP & Chief HR Officer, Executive of The Guitar Center Company

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Wayne Colwell

Director, EVP, Store Operations, Executive of The Guitar Center Company

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Sheila E.

Director, World-Class Drummer

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Val Garay

Director, Multi-Platinum & Grammy Award-winning Producer, Engineer, Songwriter

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Janie L. Hendrix

Director, President & CEO, Experience Hendrix, LLC and Authentic Hendrix, LLC; Founder, Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation

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Ron Japinga

Director, President & CEO of The Guitar Center Company

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Bruce Kuhlman

Director, Director of Licensing and Brand Management of Authentic Hendrix, LLC and Experience Hendrix, LLC

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Don Lombardi

Director, Founder of Drum Workshop and Founder & CEO of Drum Channel

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Jae Deal

Director, Composer, Producer

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Alison Ball

Director, President of TuneGo and Founder of Alicat Media

PARTNERS
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Being exposed to music early in my life had a profound impact on my development as an artist, so I am thrilled to be a part of the rebuild of Elmhurst United Middle School's music program. These students are so passionate about music, and I'm excited to see them grow into the next generation of artists.

– Sheila E.

GET INVOLVED
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DONATION

Our impact is made possible thanks to the generous support of people like you. Donations remain one of the most effective ways for us to expand our efforts.

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VOLUNTEER

We welcome volunteers who are passionate about contributing their time and talent to helping secure and expand access to the music community.

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THE WORD

Connecting and cultivating a diverse community of difference makers amplifies our ability to reach schools and in-need music education programs.