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Traveling Guitar Foundation

Rating: 4.85 stars   34 reviews 1,771

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Education

Address:

3587 Highway 9 N #433 Freehold NJ 07728 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Traveling Guitar Foundation is to provide musical equipment, guitar clinics, and support for our communities’ music education programs. Since 2010, the Foundation has worked tirelessly to ensure that elementary, middle and high school students have access to high-quality musical instruments and comprehensive instruction to assist in their intellectual and social development.

Target demographics:

Inner city / underprivileged schools throughout the USA. Elementary, Middle and Highschool level. 8 - 17 years old

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2500 students in over 10 school systems

Geographic areas served:

USA

Programs:

Music Education Programs

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1 person found this review helpful

I was finally given the opportunity to see the Traveling Guitar Foundation in person. This non profit has donated guitars and percussion and a detailed curriculum to many other schools in this school district. The assembly they put on for the students is above and beyond what I expected. The interaction with the students during the performance is inspiring. The musical equipment that they donate to the schools are as professional as can be. Damon Marks is a great motivational speaker and musician all around, and the talent he brings along with the foundation are very professional in all ways. I hope to see this foundation around for a very long time..

 
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I've had the opportunity to witness what Damon Marks and the Traveling Guitar Foundation have been doing for the kids and their schools..not only is he an inspiration for these young musicians but also for us adults that forgot how music can change your life.

 
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I got to see first hand the joy that the school kids had when they saw what the traveling guitar foundation was donating to the schools music program. To see the way the kids had a chance to interact with the musicians was great.

 
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I think what Damon Marks has done for the children of Elizabeth is wonderful! EVERY child deserves to not only be given an education but also be exposed to the gift of music. This is a basic form of expression and it is being lost on a generation of children! Music has saved many of us. It is a safe place to express yourself, find solitude, express joy and sadness. Damon has given a selfless gift back to the children of his hometown through his foundation. As more and more funding is being cut from the arts, it's nice to see someone who understands it's importance, especially in the inner city, and is willing to do something to stop this unfortunate trend. BRAVO Damon!

 
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I've been a piano teacher for many years. What Damon Marks has done with Traveling Guitar in giving music, is truly a wonderful charity.

 
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I think what the Traveling Guitar Foundation is doing to help kids is just wonderful! They give children a second chance. Music has the power to save people from not so wonderful environments and it empowers them to grow, to be better everyday and it also keeps them away from trouble.

I come from a third world country, Venezuela, and I know many people whose lives where saved from drugs and poverty through learning music and developing a career as a classical musicians in the well known National Orchestras from Venezuela with "El Sistema".

I truly believe, that The Traveling Guitar Foundation is making a difference in those children's life! I highly recommend everyone who can help them to contribute any way they can so they can keep on changing lives with beautiful music!

 
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The Treveling Guitar Foundation is AMAZING! I've known Damon Marks since high school and to see his passion for music touch so many kids is a beautiful thing! Keeping the education of music alive in our schools is so important. This foundation gives back in so many great ways for these kids!

 
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What TGF has done for the public schools has gone above and beyond expectations. The children are really receptive to this positive influence that they would not have otherwise receive. What Damon Marks is doing is such a great thing that we all should take a cue from.

 
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Damon's contributions to my community through the Traveling Guitar Foundation has been amazing. I recently attended a Traveling Guitar Foundations school event and can say the instruments they have donated are of extremely professional quality and their work with the students is above and beyond.

 
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What a great way to give back. With music education so quick to be cut from school programs, if's heart warming to find an organization willing to invest in kids and music. Keep up the good work Damon!!!

 
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Damon is doing a terrific job with the Traveling Guitar Foundation, providing musical instruments to kids in need. This is especially important right now, with looming budget cuts, arts are one of the first programs to get cut. Damon and TGF are keeping hope alive for those kids in danger of losing possibly the only thing that they look forward to in school, sometimes their music their music is their only outlet, their only form of self expression, their only reason for going to school and their other classes in the first place. Keep up the great work with TGF, Damon!

 
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