College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Guitars for Vets is a 10 week program that provides weekly guitar lessons for veteran students. Music is proven to help decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem and reduce episodes of panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks. A research study of Guitars 4 Vets students showed a 21% improvement in PTSD symptoms and a 27% decrease in related depression symptoms. The study attributed learning and playing guitar as the primary catalysts for these improvements.
Gifts made to this fund will pay for instructors for the course and provide a guitar to each of the six participants at the culmination of the program.