ABOUT US
ABOUT US
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 create and express themselves through music. 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.

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 create and express themselves through music. 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

Myka Miller

Executive Director of the Guitar Center Music Foundation

David A. Helfant

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

Leslie Rosenthal

Secretary, Director, Internal Communications of The Guitar Center Company

Michael J. Sammis

Chief Financial Officer, Former President of Universal Production Music

Anne Buchanan

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

Wayne Colwell

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

Sheila E.

Director, World-Class Drummer

Val Garay

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

Janie L. Hendrix

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

Ron Japinga

Director, President & CEO of The Guitar Center Company

Bruce Kuhlman

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

Don Lombardi

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

Jae Deal

Director, Composer, Producer

Alison Ball

Director, President of TuneGo and Founder of Alicat Media

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Myka Miller

Executive Director of the Guitar Center Music Foundation

David A. Helfant

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

Leslie Rosenthal

Secretary, Director, Internal Communications of The Guitar Center Company

Michael J. Sammis

Chief Financial Officer, Former President of Universal Production Music

Anne Buchanan

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

Wayne Colwell

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

Sheila E.

Director, World-Class Drummer

Val Garay

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

Janie L. Hendrix

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

Ron Japinga

Director, President & CEO of The Guitar Center Company

Bruce Kuhlman

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

Don Lombardi

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

Jae Deal

Director, Composer, Producer

Alison Ball

Director, President of TuneGo and Founder of Alicat Media

PARTNERS
PARTNERS

“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.

BECOME A
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.

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This website is operated by The Guitar Center Music Foundation, which is an authorized, official licensee of Guitar Center Inc. (“GC”) and is using GC’s trademarks with express permission. ©2022 Guitarcenter.com.