Friday, February 5, 2021

 GOOD BYE 2020!!  HELLO 2021!!

Wow!  What a year 2020 has been, no one in our life time would of thought we would have all of these challenges we had to face because of the pandemic.  It was a difficult year for everyone, especially the music industry.  Our Contra Costa County Chapter was not able to hold any classes due to the pandemic.  We are currently looking into starting up Zoom classes and are working out the kinks.  

Music is so important, as is sports, for children.  Kids need an outlet to help them cope with life, and to learn the tools to become a responsible adult and lead a productive life.  

Stay tuned for updates!  

Thank you everyone for your continued support! 

Barbara Gorin
Director - President, Contra Costa County Chapter
Overseer of Fundraising and PR
Guitars Not Guns
Cell: 925-785-8342
Contra Costa County California Blog Site:
National site:

Guitars Not Guns is a federally exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Providing guitars and lessons to deserving kids since 2000


 A BIG Thank You to the Martinez Music Mafia for your generous donation of $500 to our music program! We look forward to resuming classes at the Martinez library and elsewhere in Contra Costa County when it is safe to do so! We miss teaching our kids and we miss our amazing volunteer instructors. Without the support from our community, such as this awesome donation, our program would not be possible! Happy Holidays to everyone and we look forward to a better and brighter New Year! #martinezmusicmafia #childrensmusiccharity #music#guitarsnotguns #thankful #keepmovingforward #nevergiveuphope #keepmusiclive #guitar #ourfuturegeneration

Martinez Music Mafia

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ATTENTION: I regret to inform everyone that our much anticipated event on March 29, 2020, has been cancelled due to the precautions being taken in San Francisco for the Corona Virus. It was decided, in the best interest of everyone, to put this event on hold for now. We will reschedule at a later date, when things calm down. This is a very scary time for all of us, and although we are sad to have to postpone this event, we do look forward to collaborating with Monica and her children, Elle and Jack, "The Davisson Duo," in the future.Sincerely,
Barbara GorinDirector - President, Contra Costa County ChapterOverseer of Fundraising and PRGuitars Not GunsCell: 925-785-8342Email; Barbara.Gorin@guitarsnotguns.orgguitarsnotgunsbarbara@gmail.comContra Costa County California Blog Site: site:

Monday, March 2, 2020



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Classes at the Concord Library in Session Now, not too late to sign up!

Monday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. no class February 17, 2020, (holiday) - graduation April 6, 2020.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

November 19, 2019 Guitars Not Guns Graduation - Martinez Library

Martinez Library Graduation- extra special evening with Martinez Mayor Rob Schroeder, District Attorney Diane Becton, County Supervisor Federal Glover and County Supervisor Diane Burgis in attendance - John Busse, film producer, filming an upcoming documentary, with Host Crystal Lee and boom Sound Michael J. Padilla