MENTORING IN THE GUILD
The Guild contains professional artists (Grammy, Emmy, CMA winners) who continually give back to their communities. One of the ways the Guild gives back is through our mentoring activities. The Guild is a certified educational outlet that goes into the public school systems to help teachers educate students on the arts and it’s importance to our society as a whole. Guild members must agree to be a mentor in order to obtain membership. These artists are then placed at various times into the public school rooms to help teachers by teaching, vocal, music theory, stage performance, recording techniques, pro tools and many other wonderful skills that Guild members possess.
The Guild realizes that with budget cutbacks and financial crunches, many teachers do not have the proper funding needed to apply higher learning and appreciation of the arts. This is why our partnerships with the school boards and schools around the country are so precious to the Guild. It allows us to make a difference and to bring out the talent that could be our next superstar!
The Guild was very proud to help out in the “My School Rocks” program and to present the winning school with a $5,000.00 grant check that will help to procure needed things such as instruments, robes and various other things they may need for their school year. Programs like these are essential to the Guild’s success in the communities. When we give back it is the greatest feeling in the world, but to see the smile on a kids face when they learn something about the arts is PRICELESS!!
The Guild members work very hard at incorporating the youth into their performances and public venues. During the Guild’s yearly convention, we have a day of mentoring in which public school systems bring their vocal ensembles, choirs, actors, etc., and for that day these kids work alongside some of the best in the arts industry. They learn key skills about performance, vocal, stage presence among other things. These programs are geared to help teachers and program leaders to maintain a continued learning platform once they are back in their classrooms. We love what we accomplish through these efforts and teachers are thrilled to have the opportunity to add this program to their curriculum!
If you are an educator and would like to inquire about having one of our Guild members come into your classroom, please contact our offices at 615-469-1595.