Guitars Over Guns is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers students from disadvantaged backgrounds a powerful combination of music education and mentorship with professional musicians to help them overcome hardship, find their voice and reach their potential as tomorrow’s leaders.

Miami
By Guitars Over Guns / May 3, 2019

Shining Stars

Students from over a dozen of our school and community sites all over Miami-Dade County came together to share the spotlight and show off how far they've come over this past year of hard work, teamwork and music-making!

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Chicago
By Guitars Over Guns / April 18, 2019

The Experience of a Lifetime

On April 15th and 16th, nearly 80 students from our program sites across Chicago came together for our First Annual Regional Recording & Music Video Project!

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Miami
By Guitars Over Guns / March 28, 2019

Everyone has a story

Being in a position to help Guitars Over Guns give the same opportunity that I have had to others is all I can ever ask for. I love the direction the program is headed and want to be a part of it every step of the way.

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Guitars Over Guns Haven Studio


Haven Studio, located in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, is Guitars Over Guns’ first community-based recording studio. In partnership with Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, this unique program features no ordinary classroom. Instead, students have access to a fully equipped professional music studio, allowing them to use industry standard technology to develop original music and learn vital, career-track skills in music production and engineering. 

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With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.


Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

 


 

Statement on Accessibility

Guitars Over Guns welcomes all children and is committed to providing developmentally appropriate arts instruction and development experiences that support the full access and participation of each and every child. We believe that each child is unique, and work in partnership with families and other professionals to provide the support every child needs to reach their full potential.

Guitars Over Guns is committed to complying fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable federal, state and local laws. We are also committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. We make our employment decisions based on the merits of the situation in accordance with defined criteria, regardless of an individual’s disability. Further, Guitars Over Guns does not discriminate against any qualified employee or applicant because the person is related to or associated with a person with a disability.