Guitar Doors - Instruments of Change
Guitar Doors - Instruments of Change provides a creative tool for inmates to re-connect with their families and society through music education.
Through small-group, student-centered instruction, Guitar Doors stimulates those incarcerated to think and express themselves in new ways, and teaches the rewards of working together as a community towards a common goal.
At Long Creek Juvenile Detenion Center, the Guitar Doors project team works with groups of 6 to 8 students to write, perform, and record a CD of their own original music. Each CD is followed by an in-house concert.
In the "12 Bar Blues Project," Guitar Doors assembles groups of 6 to 8 adult prisoners who write, perform, and record a CD of their own, original music.
Guitar Doors also offers beginning and intermediate guitar lessons in prisons, as well as provides the training and support for inmate-taught guitar lessons.