Contact us at:

 guitarsantiqua@gmail.com

 

Voicemail:

310-874-4443

 

MAILING ADDRESS

 

P.O. BOX 252 

Lawndale, CA  90260

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  About us   

The Guitars Antiqua Music Program began as a parent and community pilot program from a local family in the Lawndale, CA community, who in the wake for the need of an after-school music program, took it upon themselves and started their very own youth guitar program in their local park building.  The program aimed to reach out to children who lacked the resources to participate in after school arts programs.  The program began in 2017 with eight 4th grade students from F.D.R Elementary School, who came into the program with very minimum musical knowledge.  The eight participants were provided a guitar (w/bag) and a footstool at no cost.  After eight months of instruction the program received high praise from parents, teachers and local community members and the students presented their very first Guitar Recital in the school's assembly room receiving a standing ovation for their astounding performance!         

 

After the conclusion of the program, the Guitar Antiqua Music Program was established to start a new chapter in the community to continue to raise awareness of the importance of music education in our schools and to prove how music can positively affect the social and cognitive development of children.  

Mission

The mission of the Guitars Antiqua Music Program is to provide children the opportunity to explore their musical aptitude, to discover an interest in the child's artistic development and to nurture the appreciation of music through discipline, motivation, and involvement.

 Objectives    

We focus on providing children a comprehensive understanding of music.  Therefore, our objectives are:

 

  • To create a tuition-free program for children who lack the resources to music education

  • To teach children how to play a musical instrument and teach them music fundamentals

  • To motivate children to play music in a group setting

  • To allow children to be creative by learning and performing various musical styles

  • To explore the correlation between music education, math, language arts and science

  • To expose children to public performance by playing at various venues such as libraries, community centers, school, etc.  

  Goals   

While our objectives focus on educating our students in the fine art of music, our goals reach out further to our community. These goals are: 

  • To establish and maintain a musical environment where children can feel safe and comfortable to express themselves without judgement

  • To demonstrate the importance of music education in children and how it positively impacts their cognitive, emotional and social development

  • To nurture children an appreciation toward music

  • To develop self-discipline in children through continuous practice and to increase self-esteem by performing in public

  • To present a recital for families, teachers, and friends by the end of each season

  • To mentor and guide children who display musical talent and interest

  • To build a classical guitar community with the support of parents, teachers, community partners and local businesses 

Non-discrimination Statement Policy 

The Guitars Antiqua Music Program does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), or disability, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to selecting students to participate in the program, selection of volunteers, and provision of program services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, parents, teachers, administrators and volunteers.