Guitar to You

 

Guitar To You is a music outreach program for all K-8 Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Phoenix, offered through Notre Dame Prep. 

The program includes:

  • Complete classroom guitar curriculum
  • On-site support with NDP's Director of Music Outreach Phillip Hemmo
  • Constant phone or email support

The purpose of Guitar To You is to enhance the musical development of students at every Catholic K-8 School in the Diocese of Phoenix and to develop students in the art of liturgical and contemporary guitar music.

The following schools currently participating:

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Tempe
  • Most Holy Trinity, Phoenix 
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Scottsdale
  • Annunciation Catholic School, Cave Creek
  • St John Vianney, Goodyear

Most schools will implement the Guitar To You program into their music courses in the Fall of 2020. However, Our Lady of Perpetual Help is set to implement the curriculum immediately. Fun fact! Kate Stricker, the music teacher for OLPH School is a Notre Dame Prep alumna from the class of 2008.

For information on how to bring Guitar To You to your school, download this flyer, or contact Tracy Hiesler at (480) 634-8362. or Phillip Hemmo.

The first teacher-participants of guitar to you.

Teachers are introduced to Mr. Hemmo's methodology and curriculum at the first meeting of Guitar To You teachers in February.  They discussed ideal class sizes and meeting times, and then the teachers worked through the first 4 weeks of the curriculum