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Music Program Changes Lives & Reduces Violence in Washington DC

Changing the World one Deserving Child at a Time

Washington DC Metropolitan Area – WEBWIRE

"Music can heal. It can do more than ease the pain. It can throw a lifeline to kids who can’t be reached in any other way." – Paul McCartney

Guitars Not Guns® Music Program, a national nonprofit children’s music charity, announces strategic partnership with three DC based community businesses, Busboys and Poets   B&B Music Lessons and DC Guitar Lessons . Join the effort by attending a celebratory event from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, September 28th, 2014. The location will be Busboys and Poets on 14 and V Streets, NW DC.  Live music will be provided by BraveNoise . Tickets are $10 for the event. If you can’t make the event, you can purchase tickets and donate them to a child, parent, or volunteer by emailing your ticket confirmation, for print and disribution to

Guitars not Guns provides free guitar lessons to foster kids and at-risk youth. The goal: to help prevent violence in schools and on the streets by providing all deserving youth with focus and self-actualization, aiming to empower them with the most fundamental tool to succeed:

Believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything.

GNG is an all volunteer staffed non profit, with no paid employees. Every $100 of funds provides one year of guitar lessons. This includes the instrument, which each student earns after completing level one, and attendance requirements.

B&B Music Lessons is a Washington DC small business which has been providing at home music lessons since 2005.  Serving DC, Maryland and Virginia, B&B’s teachers provide in home instruction for most instruments as well as voice.

Busboys and Poets is a community gathering place. First established in 2005, Busboys and Poets was created by owner Anas “Andy” Shallal, an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur.

DC Guitar Lessons is Washington DC’s top rated guitar lessons studio with two locations. Many DC Guitars Lessons students volunteer as teachers, and other positions key roles to keep the program running.

To purchase tickets and participate in the event, purchase your ticket here .  If you can’t make this event in person, donations can still be made online at this link .
SOURCE: Guitars Not Guns

Guitars Not Guns® is a federally exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Your donations are tax deductible

Donations can be mailed to:

Guitars Not Guns DC VA MD
701 Delaware Ave SW
Washington DC 20024


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