Silver Strummers
The Felton Institute in San Francisco helps the elderly through compassion and understanding with programs that are designed to keep the most vulnerable in society engaged in life.

The agency strives to meet the needs of the community by providing entertaining activities through a partnership with the local Samoan Center. Seniors gather here to share in common interests, develop a sense of belonging, and ultimately to have fun together.
 
Candy Marie Bickett of the Felton Institute says the instrument grant of Córdoba ukuleles provides its seniors with "whole-person health and wellness – from the inside out."

The Center is a place for people in the community to meet, plan days of the week around upcoming events, and it's all within walking distance.

"It’s a place where they can bring themselves and be themselves," Candy says. "And that’s where we meet them.”

Classic Jimi Hendrix T-shirt
Attention music fans - Get your Jimi Hendrix T-shirts while they last!

The Guitar Center Music Foundation has teamed with Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation to honor the legendary guitarist with the launch of two exclusive T-shirts : the first features the representation of Hendrix from the block-long mural that adorns the exterior of Guitar Center’s flagship Hollywood store, unveiled in 2018 and designed by street artists Amanda Lynn, Scott Marsh and Patrick Griffith; the second features the original photograph that the mural artists used as their source material – a candid photo of the guitarist during sessions at TTG Studios in Los Angeles. This limited-edition merchandise is available in stores and online , with all net proceeds benefiting The Guitar Center Music Foundation and the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation.

EXCITING NEWS: INAUGURAL ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
Coming Soon
The Foundation is having a multiple artist concert at the Troubadour in October. We are excited to host our first ever fundraiser at the historic West Hollywood venue and it promises to be an incredible experience. There will be artist meet and greets, signed memorabilia to be auctioned off, and so much more. Stay tuned!

George Thorogood Educates Kids
George Thorogood will meet with teens from the Boys & Girls Club and Rockit Live Foundation to introduce them to the world of the music industry.

While on tour, George and his road crew will answer questions, perform a sound check, and provide a firsthand experience of what it's like to be a rock star on the road.

George is passionate about music and wants to inspire the youth of today through live performance. He is scheduled to meet with the teens on 9/27 at the Count Basie Theatre and 10/3 at the Ferguson Center .
With A Little Help From Our Friends
Morgan, Alex, and Sean of the San Bernardino Teen Music Workshop stopped by our warehouse to inspect and tune instruments before they are sent off to music education and therapy programs. The Foundation is grateful for the help as each volunteered their time to prepare drum sets, classical guitars, and ukuleles for shipment. Thank you for helping us to Give Music Life!

Musical Mischief