Giving Tuesday: Support The GSI Foundation and Make An Impact On Music Education!
Giving Tuesday is here! On this occasion, we’d like you to consider supporting the GSI Foundation – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in 2011 – with the aim of supporting music education for students with an emphasis on classical guitar.
GSI FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES
Music Education Programs
Throughout the last few years, we’ve been working closely with our partners to provide high-quality music lessons to children in the greater Los Angeles area. Our foundation supports music programs in the following 19 public schools: Huntington Park High School, James Madison Middle School, James Monroe High School, Gage Middle School, East Valley High School, Edwin Markham Middle School, Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, Carlos Santana Arts Academy, Van Nuys Elementary School, PUC eCALS High School, Holmes Middle School, Canterbury Elementary School, Belmont High School, Markham Middle School, Francisco Sepulveda Middle School, Maurice Sendak Elementary School, Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School, Woodrow Wilson High School, and Young Oak Kim Academy.
Since the beginning of 2020, we’ve also been supporting talented and driven doctoral-level students from the USC Thornton School of Music. This fall semester, we have welcomed a new GSI Scholarship recipient, Juri Yun. In a few weeks, you'll have a chance to watch his first GSI as he is going to visit GSI this December and record his first videos for our YouTube channel. Robert received this honor based on his academic achievements and merits in the field of music education. Our list of previous GSI scholars includes Mircea Gogoncea (2020), Tomasz Fechner (2020), Ashley Lucero (2020-2021), Grygorii Koval (2021-2022), Laura Mazon Franqui (2021-2022), and Robert Wang (2022-2023)
Together with our partners, Lead Guitar and Córdoba Guitars, we’ve been creating broadcasts in a series called We Are Guitar, with the aim of promoting the hard work of our youngest students and connecting them with their guitar idols! So far, we’ve produced nine episodes and featured the following artists in our series: Emily Elbert, Curt Chambers, Mia Garcia, Carlos Rafel Rivera, Molly Miller, Zach Filkins, Sergio Assad, Alex De Grassi, Sergio Vallín, and Debbie Dawson. Episode 10 of We Are Guitar is coming soon and is going to premiere on December 12.
So far, just the year 2023, the GSI Foundation in collaboration with GSI, has recorded and promoted 52 phenomenal classical and flamenco guitarists and released over 178 FREE VIDEOS on the GSI Foundation YouTube channel. Our team works very hard to promote these talented players and increase the presence of classical and flamenco guitar music around the world.
GSI YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Guitarsalon/videos
HOW TO HELP
Of course, all of our foundation’s work is only possible through the support of countless individuals who have donated to GSI over the years to help our cause.
Many of us have guitars at home that we don’t often play anymore. The GSI Foundation offers donors an easy way to help find these guitars a new home and raise funds for our above-mentioned music programs and activities. A significant portion of funds comes in the form of guitars donated to the GSI Foundation and sold through GSI. If you have a guitar you wish to donate, please contact us! We’ll assist you with packing and shipping the instrument and will of course cover all expenses. Additionally, you’ll be provided with a tax-deductible donation letter.
CALL TO DONATE:
+1 (310) 586-1100
OR EMAIL US:
If you’d like to support us with a cash donation, visit the Foundation section of our website at https://www.guitarsalon.com/foundation