|WE SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY
STRUM TOGETHER, The Pittsburgh Guitars
Musical Education Scholarship Fund
On June 30, 2012, at Big Beatles Show #10, we announced the creation of STRUM TOGETHER, The Pittsburgh Guitars Musical Education Scholarship Fund, founded to assist us in giving back to the community that is so supportive of our store.
The fund supports a music outreach program that awards guitar scholarships for lessons here at Pittsburgh Guitars, with the goal of teaching and/or enhancing students' basic knowledge and understanding of the guitar. Some of the winners will be kids who would not have otherwise have the opportunity to take lessons. Our longer-term goals include providing instruments, lesson books, and accessories to students, and reaching as many future young musicians as possible.
The 2013 scholarship winners were announced at Big Beatles Show #11, held July 7 at The Rex Theater. As with last year, we were surprised and excited by the level of creativity in the entries we received. The winners have been awarded 8 1/2-hour lessons, and the use of a guitar for the lesson period if they need one.
Big Beatles Show #11 was the second event held in support of the fund. The Beatles Show gives students and many local musicians the chance to come together on a big stage with the music so many of us love. We look forward to many more events, more community involvement, and more ways of returning the support we enjoy every day.
Click here to learn how you can become involved!
Here's guitar instructor John Purse,
with one of our scholarship winners!
(Strum Together logo by Action Creative)