Friday, November 18, 2011

{this moment}... for Guitars In The Classroom

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. :: Inspired by Soule Mama ::

My friend Jessica runs an important and special nonprofit organization called
Guitars In The Classroom, and starting today you can help support the efforts of this organization to bring music into schools. Support musical education by bidding at this online charity auction to benefit Guitars In The Classroom. There is a really impressive and tempting selection of items to bid on, including jewelry, musical instruments, and travel opportunities... whitewater rafting in Maine, anyone? Okay. Seriously... the starting bids are low, the cause is fantastic, and all kinds of nice gifts are waiting to go to good homes.

Please visit Guitars In The Classroom, and see the wonderful things they are accomplishing. Like they say, "Together we can make a difference. Reach a teacher... inspire a generation." With Guitars In The Classroom offering their free program in 30 states and reaching over a half million students each year, I would say they are inspiring generations! The website is loaded with useful links for aspiring and inspired musicians alike.

I had the honor of photographing a friend, with two specially autographed guitars for the auction. Any Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers fans out there? How about Switchfoot? My moment this week was the pleasure of connecting dots, and friends, and seeing the great things that can happen when inspiring and creative people extend themselves for a good cause! It's music to my soul.

It will be fun to add updates to this wonderful event.

Visit Jack Johnson's web page, where you can read about the beautiful ukulele he donated and signed for Guitars In The Classroom. Take a look! You are bound to find something wonderful as a gift for someone you love, including yourself.

Jess, say the word, and I will travel to Hawaii to photograph Jack Johnson... anytime!


Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

I love this photo! Really lovely!

Jessica said...

Natalie, you are a WONDER. Thank you for putting your talent with the camera and people behind Guitars in the Classroom with me this week. Wow!!! And friends, did you ever meet someone who could find something to photograph of you even on a circles under your eyes bad hair day? xoxox Friends, please look at her photos here at! Jess

Janece said...

Gorgeous photo, Natalie! And exciting work your friend is doing and you are supporting!! Thanks for sharing it.

Kim said...

Oh yes, Jack Johnson is a hunk with a beautiful soul! And his wife Kim is nice too. (and their kids are cute) I love this Guitars in The Classroom, will check out there site!

Jennifer said...

Wow -- love your fantastic portrait photography, the cause, the energy, the love. Now to see what's on offer at the auction....