Tuesday, July 16, 2019

May 15, 2019 - Cristina Rendon interviews Contra Costa California Chapter President, Barbara Anne Gorin and VP Special Projects, Jay Kirkland about the National Non Profit children music charity, Guitars not Guns



Check out the Interview here:


CURRENT CLASSES IN SESSION AT THE CONCORD LIBRARY AND THE SAN PABLO LIBRARY.


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NEW 8 WEEK SESSIONS WILL START OCTOBER 2 AT THE MARTINEZ LIBRARY - STAY TUNED!



SAVE THE DATE - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER - INFO TO BE ANNOUNCED - LOCATION:  VINNIES BAR AND GRILL, CONCORD, CA


Friday, March 1, 2019

2019 NAMM MUSIC TRADE SHOW

NAMM 2019


Our Guitars not Guns National group, were excited to attend NAMM 2019, (National Association of Music Merchants) and visit all of our vendors and meet new potential vendors that work with our program Nationally, and locally.  If you are not familiar with NAMM, is a music trade show in Anaheim, CA yearly. 

This year, in attendance was Barbara Gorin, (Contra Costa County, California), Steve Vagnini, (Monterrey County California), Richard Salazar, (Oregon), Bruce Johnson, (Contra Costa County, California) and Tim Patchin, (Monterrey County, California). 

We visited with D'Addario, Yamaha, The Music Link and others.  Below are some photos, courtesy of our official Guitars not Guns NAMM Photographer, Michael J. Padilla.

NAMM 2019





Above photo - Harrison Perri of the Music Link with Tim Patchin, Harrison Perri, Barbara Gorin, Steve Vagnani, Bruce Johnson



Above photo:  Jay Kirkland, Mono cases 
Above photo:  Barbara Gorin, Suzanne D'Addario-Brouder (D'Addario Foundation), Richard Salazar 
 Above photo:  Richard Salazar, Steve Vagnini, Barbara Gorin, Suzanne D'Addario-Brouder (D'Addario Foundation)


Above photo: 

Tim Patchin, Steve Vagnini, Richard Salazar, Bruce Johnson, Barbara Gorin, Suzanne D'Addario-Brouder (D'Addario Foundation), Jay Kirkland


 Above photo:  Richard SalazarBarbara Gorin, Suzanne D'Addario-Brouder (D'Addario Foundation)

 Above photo:  Yamaha
Bruce Johnson, Tim Patchin,  Richard Salazar, Dennis Webster (Yamaha), Barbara Gorin, Steve Vagnini, Jay Kirkland
  Above photo:  Yamaha



Yamaha:
Bruce Johnson, Tim Patchin, Richard Salazar, Dennis Webster (Yamaha), Barbara Gorin, Steve Vagnini, Jay Kirkland


Above photo:  
Steve Vagnini, Jack Gibson (Exodus), 

Above photo:
Yamaha Artist Jack Gibson
Jack Gibson (Exodus), Jay Kirkland

Music is Everything! 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Wishing Everyone a Happy New Year!

WELCOME 2019!




As we roll into a new year, we are looking forward to starting new 8 week sessions.  We are always looking for volunteer guitar instructors - please help us spread the word, so we can have a bigger and better year with more classes than ever!  

Here is a great story co-produced by Julia Chan, who was with Richmond Confidential.  Volunteer Jay Kirkland, our VP of special projects and instructor, is interview and it captures the passion he has for this program. 

Please view the video here:  Richmond Confidential Interviews Jay Kirkland