• Sep 29, 2023
  • 2:44 AM

Guitars for Vets

Guitars for Vets (G4V) is a national, volunteer program that teaches guitar lessons to veterans who are referred by the VA. G4V has two Nevada chapters: one at the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Gardnerville and  a second chapter at the VA Medical Center in Reno.

Veterans gain entry into the program via a referral/consultation from their VA case/social worker to the VA department hosting G4V.  If you live near any of the chapters, you can work with your case/social worker to get a referral into the program. Please note that Guitars for Vets does not control admission into the program. That is the responsibility of the local VA department hosting G4V. You can find a complete list of VA facilities here: https://www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp.

Veterans shouldn’t have to face the challenges of PTSD in silence or alone. Through the teamwork and camaraderie of Guitars for Vets, they can join a community where they learn to play guitar and find solace in the songs they love as well as the songs they have yet to write.

Guitars for Vets is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. After successful completion of a series of custom lessons, G4V awards each graduate with a new guitar and accessories worth $200. Visit the G4V website for additional information about the program, https://guitars4vets.org/