Established in 2007, Guitars for Vets, a non-profit organization, came together when Marine Corps Veteran Dan Van Buskirk took months of guitar lessons from Patrick Nettesheim. Through their lessons, Van Buskirk was able to learn to play the guitar and since then, the two became friends. Both realized that these lessons created an outlet for expression as well as provided a positive interaction. Together they went to the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to share their story. Since then, Guitars for Vets, or G4V, has expanded to be operating out of 110 VA chapters in 40 states.

The G4V guitar instruction program can help Veterans working through physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of emotional distress. Music therapy is an evidence-based clinical treatment designed to help Veterans through music. The therapy can help improve Veterans’ communication, coordination and interpersonal skills. Nettesheim also developed the G4V “four-way path,” which consists of Patience, Acceptance, Gratitude and Empathy (PAGE). These are the guiding principles used throughout the program.

The G4V program starts with a 10-week instruction period. During this time Veterans are given one-on-one individualized lessons. They promote teaching the music that appeals to the student and works at the students’ pace. After completing the lessons, the graduation process involves receiving a free acoustic guitar and guitar accessory kit. The next step is to continue practicing and learning. Each month there are group sessions organized by one of the 110 chapters and growing. The group sessions develop a community of fellow Veterans and guitarist. To date, GV4 has provided over 4,000 guitars to Veterans.

Enrollment in G4V requires a referral from a case or social worker to a local VA office that offers a G4V program. G4V does not control admission into the program. To find a local chapter they offer a locator tool on their site

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of the VA.


Writer: Aristeo Hernandez

Editor: Kelly Dooley

Graphics: Michelle Zischke

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  1. Joshua ashley May 22, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    i would love lessons i am a vet who bought a guitar after i quit smoking as a sort of incentive and have never learned how to play it but i cant seem to learn over youtube like alot of people tell me. I live in upstate ny and have no one within 50 miles of me

  2. Dennis Matheny May 20, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    I would love to participate in this but the map shows no locations within 50 miles of my home in southeast Ohio. Online lessons would be much appreciated.

  3. Quentin Brooks May 19, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    Are they offering this anywhere near Mather VA Hospital in Sacramento?

    • Jeri Lee Hicks May 21, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      let me know what you find out as I would also be interested in the Mather area!

  4. Brent John Asten May 17, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    I was a Guitar 4 vets teacher in 2013 & 2014, I would like to volunteer to teach again.

  5. David Turner May 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    I’d like to learn, but the nearest place to me is Pensacola, fl. My car is 23 years old, its good for running around town. I’d be worried to get on the interstate.

  6. kathy waggoner May 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    Hi… I would love to be involved in this program.. I have always wanted to learn.. however, I do not see anything in Missouri when I saw your list.. Is this a possibility??

  7. Andrew Froumis May 16, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Count me among those interested in this program. Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

    • Timothy W. Bauer May 17, 2021 at 5:35 pm

      I would like to sign-up for the Guitars for Vets program.

    • Clifford Lambert May 24, 2021 at 3:53 pm

      I would like to sign for Guitar lesson. Where do I sign?

  8. Edwin Fernandez May 13, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    I will like to join up for guitar lessons. How does one one sign up?

    • Marty Faulkner May 13, 2021 at 7:45 pm

      Same comment. I’d like to sign up for
      Guitar lessons also.

    • William Rawson May 15, 2021 at 12:05 am

      I would like the guitar and lessons. Didn’t see anything for Alabama. Would it be possible to get a guitar and some self instructional CD/DVD set? That would be better than nothing!

  9. Ashley LaMountain May 13, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Just like any opportunity for a vet, sign up to find it is most likely full before posted.

  10. Joseph Escalante May 12, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    I registered for the free guitar lessons but have heard back from anyone.

  11. David Temple SR May 12, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    I am also interested in taking these lessons

  12. Ed Armstrong May 12, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I’ve emailed to Guitars4vets website for more info…no response…
    I’ve emailed local chapter in St Petersburg FL for more information… still .No Response…
    what do I have to do to get a resposne and get started?

  13. Steve Milliet May 11, 2021 at 8:57 am

    just moved to the Memphis area from Savannah, GA. 20yr vet with PTSD, rated. How do i get signed up??
    I have contacted the Memphis Chapter, but have not heard back yet.
    Could someone give me some step-by-step guidance?

  14. Richard Edwards May 11, 2021 at 3:53 am

    I’m a 21 year Army veteran. I have lost some hearing during my tours, but I don’t have PTSD or other injuries. I went to a VA Clinic and they said I still had to go to the psychiatry department to complete all my evaluations. These guys basically blew me off. I’d love to play guitar, but another benefit I’m apparently not qualified to receive. Perhaps I was misinformed all of those 21 years.

  15. Steven Castle May 10, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    I would love to take these lessons, as many many replying here do. But I dont see anything on how to sign up to take them. It would be helpful if there was a link provided with detailed information on how to sign up or who to call. If you can, please let us know because this seems like another dead end to me at this point.

  16. George Youabb May 10, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Hi! Super interested in the guitars4vets program. I’m in the South Bay Area, CA.

  17. Joey B. Smith May 10, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Yes I am interested in the guitar lessons. What are the qualifications to enroll.

  18. David M Shifflett May 10, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    I am very interested in learning to play guitar. Where does one get involved?

  19. David Pizer May 10, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    I would love to do this also if there is room. St Louis, Mo.

  20. Angela Doughty May 10, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    I’m very interested in the Guitar for Vets!! I want to have lessons to learn to play. I live in Clarksburg, Missouri is there a chapter near me? Is there online lessons? I am 100% T & P last year I had Emergency brain surgery to remove 1 brain tumor as big as a grapefruit!! Because I never knew I had it and my VA Dr. never had me get a MRI I have some memory loss and other brain related issues. They also found 4 more tumors as big as walnuts. Also I have PTSD with anxiety. I would love to try this!!! Thank you

  21. Arthur John Wilson May 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    I would like more information on getting lessons for guitar playing. I am a vet in Pinckney, Michigan. Thank You AJW

  22. Francis Cerullo May 9, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    I am interested in the guitar lessons. I live in Sussex County,NJ. How do I get started?

  23. Brett Pepper May 9, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    Are there any plans to offer online courses? Either one on one via Skype or just video lessons?

  24. Paul S Winkleman May 9, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    sounds good to me. where can U sign up?

  25. ROY L SMITH May 9, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Yes, I am absolutely interested in this program. I live in Brookhaven, MS

  26. CC May 8, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I can teach guitar and teach how to read music.
    Harrisburg, PA

  27. Carl Bowles May 8, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    As a disabled veteran ie.walking I would very much like to take guitar lessons in the Portland or Vancouver WA 98661 area. If possible.

  28. David Farrington May 8, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    You don’t have anything near Baytown, Texas. Do y’all do virtual lessons? Thanks!

  29. Roger Selva May 8, 2021 at 3:33 pm


  30. Neill Anthony K. Schoening May 8, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Interested in steel guitar lessons; any recommendations?

  31. Tyson S May 8, 2021 at 1:21 am

    I am very interested in guitar lessons and will check into it. Thanks!

  32. David Hulsey May 7, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    I got to the site, they ask for donations. How disappointing.

  33. Stanley Trinkle May 7, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    My name is Stanley Trinkle and I am very interested in the guitar lessons for Vets. I live in Louisville KY.

  34. Paul Sleeper May 7, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    I see that there is someone in Lakewood, NJ but when I click on the link it takes me to a page asking for money. I was wondering if there is a broken link. Thank you.

  35. David Vernola May 7, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    I live in the cold and frozen north country of alaska, wasilla to be exact. Do you have anyone up here to teach? your gotcha don’t work. The space is not large enough to put the answer 9×16=144 your square won’t accept anything larger than 2 digits.

    • Timothy W. Bauer May 7, 2021 at 3:48 pm

      I would like to participate in the G4V program in the Sacramento-Roseville, Placer County, California region. Help procuring a guitar & lessons would help me fulfill a life-long goal and to meet other veterans. Thank you!

    • Virginia A Harlow May 7, 2021 at 6:16 pm

      I am an intermediate guitar player that could use some support here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa! I don’t need your guitar, just some way to consolidate my feces! I have gotten rusty and lost my muse! Help!

  36. Tony Cossey May 7, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    After checking, it does not appear that we have a chapter in or near Fayetteville, Arkansas. We have a VA here. I would love to learn how to play guitar. Is there any kind of list where we can sign up to be notified if a chapter is started in our area? Just an idea…

    • Lee Haight May 7, 2021 at 7:46 pm


      There is a chapter of Soldier Songs and Voices here in Fayetteville and we provide a service similar to G4Vets.
      My name is Lee, 479-422-4123 or Contact us and we can get you going on some lessons.

    • Richard James Toce May 9, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      I would enjoy taking the free guitar lessons is there a chapter in the Orlando,Fl area? If so can you supply me with a name, address and phone number?

  37. John Willie Backstrom, Jr May 7, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Is there a chapter near or around the Charlotte, NC area? I currently in Cherryville, NC and I want to get into this program.

    • Mark Kreisberg May 7, 2021 at 2:38 pm

      I’d like to participate. Do you have any locations in Central New Jersey.

  38. William Alonzo Hardesty May 7, 2021 at 9:20 am

    I’m interested in learning guitar. Count me in. Live in SanDiego. Retired and lots of time on my hands.

  39. willie flud May 7, 2021 at 5:51 am

    I am interested, when can I start? I live in queens but go to Brooklyn V A.

  40. jerrell g friz May 7, 2021 at 1:07 am

    yes I am interested in the guitar lessons Jerrell Friz Port Orchard, Wa

  41. danny l griffin May 6, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    live near va hospital in poplar bluff mo. wanted too know if there is a guitar for vets program in this area. i posted this once, but never saw my inquiry posted. not sure if it went thru.

    • danny l griffin May 7, 2021 at 5:11 pm

      still no info on the guitar for vets program to see if it is offered near the poplar bluff mo. va hospital area.

  42. Theodore Scammell May 6, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Nice thought but with most of VA programs offered, it’s not available in my state.

  43. Theodore Scammell May 6, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I would like to do this, please contact me about anything that is available for the American Lake V.A.

  44. Kenneth J Butler May 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    I want to sign up, i am contacting my worker and VA tomorrow

  45. Randall Payment May 6, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    It is great to see so much interest in playing guitar. I started playing 12 years ago. I learned with a course taught by Steve Krenz called “Learn & Master Guitar” and I have been playing ever since. Playing guitar can bring great joy to your life.

    Guitars for Vets is well known among the learning guitar players. This is a great program.

  46. Anthony May 6, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    The portal in which refers you to the website for your local chapter fails to populate even though you get directors of each chapter when you click on it it asks you to make a donation instead of giving you information on how to apply.
    This is stressful especially with veterans such as myself who already have PTSD to run into this situation where no viable results come out of following the links.
    If anyone is aware of contact information for chapter at the Ann arbor VA or Saginaw VA please let me kddunow

  47. PAUL BALGE May 6, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    Paul Balge May 06, 2021

    I am Very Much Interested in the program. But they will need to have someone that plays (Left Handed), if there is such a thing? Because that is how I would have to play. I have always loved guitar music, especially when you get to the twangy type. I would really like to get into the program, and have mentioned it to some of the therapist at the Zablocki VA Medical Center Already.

  48. AARON BURDICK May 6, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    i would also like to sign up for guitar lessons in portland va. i don’t have a guitar do i need one?

  49. Homer Hancock May 6, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    I followed the info to search for a local chapter. When selected, the only chapter in Atlanta goes directly to a donation page. No other info is available. This is supposed to be sponsored by the VA…… what a rip-off.

  50. Gary Hunley May 6, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    I would like to sign up for this in Portland Oregon.

    • EDWIN JAMES OUDMAN May 6, 2021 at 9:13 pm




  51. L Pace Mimms May 6, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Very much interested in this program – called the vendor on the list – Sam Ash Music Store in Henrico, Va – they said that they knew nothing of this program??

  52. Kat May 6, 2021 at 2:16 pm For their Cyber Chapter (online) due to covid. I was able to submit an application on their open enrollment.

  53. Kat May 6, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    I was able to sign up for their Cyber Chapter (cue to Covid) at:
    I don’t know about the in person lessons from their regular program.

  54. Paula Gomez Lavizzo May 6, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Interested in guitar lessons, how do I sign up?

  55. Matthew Vaughn May 6, 2021 at 1:35 pm




  56. JOHN D ARCHIMEDE May 6, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    I am interested in guitar lessons. Army Veteran
    Thank you.
    John D Archimede

  57. Eric Hall May 6, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    I am interested in guitar lessons. I received this message and am I am eligible vet if I haven’t a counselor from VA.

  58. Grant C Lansing May 6, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    This recent comment on the website:

    “We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone trying to reach our website, we are currently working on the problem.
    If you are looking to reach G4V for any more information, please email us at or call us at 855-G4V-HERO

    Again, we apologize!”

  59. OMAR GONZALEZ May 6, 2021 at 11:46 am

    nice rabbit hole. website is not active. click bait.

  60. Kassandra Bowman May 6, 2021 at 11:44 am

    I am interested. The site is down. In Sacramento CA

  61. Jody Lynn Farmer May 6, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I tried to sign up but it wants a log in. Can someone explain how I get a log in for the program?

    • julio Luna May 6, 2021 at 11:30 am

      I can find out if there is a chapter in my city or state cause it won’t let me into the website unless I log in. There’s no way to register onto the site. it seem you must already be a registered member to even find out if there is a chapter my city.
      that’s so wrong.

    • john t claybaugh May 6, 2021 at 11:44 am

      I checked this in the past and the only chapters I found were in the Chicago area in Illinois. Haven’t heard anything since. It could be a good program if they would follow through. So many things we hear are not consistent.

      • Mike Maurer May 8, 2021 at 7:53 am

        Is this Iron Man Claybaugh?

  62. Daniel J Lopez May 6, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Maybe the VA is sincere and have good intentions in trying to help veterans. However, as you can see, They set up/notify of programs, then the web sites don’t work, you cannot be verified, the phone lines are always busy, put you on hold then drop call, don’t call you back, or don’t have enough qualified instructors or ran out of money after 2 months.

  63. George W James May 6, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Hello, how do we sign in to this program, do we use our VA login, if not do we need to create one, and how do we create one; there’s no option to create a username/ID after clicking on the link, and if you don’t login I get the following message:

    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn’t understand how to supply the credentials required.

  64. Vince Buono May 6, 2021 at 11:06 am

    Gainesville, GA., can’t access website.

  65. Stephen Diaz May 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

    When I try to open the link to sign up it ask for credentials like a username and password and I dont have one.

    • Robert Swanson May 10, 2021 at 3:38 pm

      I am a 100% disabled SCV. I live 45mi. from Dayton VAMC. No one there has even heard about the VA guitar instruction program, including Mental Health dept., from whom I am getting counseling assistance.

  66. Jose Hernandez May 6, 2021 at 10:30 am

    How do we sign in to this program, do we use our VA login, if not do we need to create one, and how do we create one; there’s no option to create a username/ID after clicking on the link, and if you don’t login I get the following message:

    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn’t understand how to supply the credentials required.

    • Alex H Anderson May 6, 2021 at 11:03 am

      You need a referral before you can even find out where it is offered??? How helpful is that? Full name required even to post this reply? Why?

    • Rebecca Slaton May 6, 2021 at 11:09 am

      Site is down currently.. Phones must be overloaded too. I sent an e-mail.

    • James redmon May 6, 2021 at 11:18 am

      Just google guitars for vets and it will take you there, don’t try it from this page. Exit out then do it..

  67. Gary L portier May 6, 2021 at 10:19 am

    Is this offered in the Houston Tex area and can all Veterans join? I need this for MH. Unable to set up an account or verify approved locations.

    • Johnny Isaac May 8, 2021 at 3:47 pm

      If you served in a combat theater, try the Post Oak Vet center. (713) 682-2288. I have been in group there for year’s and it’s lots of fun. If you are not combat theater guess you will have to keep trying the guitar for vets website. Good luck, playing guitar is outstanding therapy for ptsd folks.

  68. forrest williams May 6, 2021 at 9:52 am

    I am located in Sandusky Ohio. I have known about this program for several years now. I can never get a response for any question I ask about local chapters or getting lessons. This isnt a “crashed site” problem, I think it is an administration problem. Whoever is supposed to run this site sucks at their job. Now I suppose this comment will “Bar me for life”…..

    • Gerald Berg May 6, 2021 at 10:18 am

      how do we sign up for these lessons?

  69. Dennis Peoples May 6, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Lots of comments about the same thing. I’m one of them too

  70. Luis May 6, 2021 at 9:36 am

    I wanna sign up for G4v could use lessons but can’t how sight broke down. Thanks

  71. Shark May 6, 2021 at 9:28 am

    06 May 21

    If it comes from the v a you can be assured that it is broken or never worked.
    How hard could it be to create a website and then take it for a test drive to make sure it actually works???
    Cannot put the blame on the volunteers who are willing to provide lessons…issues come from within, as usual!!!
    Ten dollars says that the person responsible was timing his “earned” hourly break to his departure time and then forgot because the next day they were serving his favorite slop in the cafeteria.
    Of course, they will see the number of concerns / complaints and then scrap the whole idea…just another beijing biden screw-up.

    [Editor: This isn’t a VA program or webpage. The heavy interest derived from last night’s email crashed G4V’s webpage. They’re aware and addressing it.]

    • Joe May 6, 2021 at 10:33 am

      What the heck does this have to with Biden or Beijing, the VA sucks regardless of who the heck is president.

    • Robert Weiss May 6, 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Hey Editor, please address forest williams’ comment above at 9:52. He says he’s been trying for YEARS just to get signup information. This looks like a fraud. You can still donate and buy merchandise. But you can’t even find a local chapter? Right…

      [Editor: The email went out to 11.5 million Veterans and the very high interest crashed G4V’s webpage. It’s back up now, but G4V’s contact information is in the blog post, and elsewhere in these comments.]

    • Helen May 12, 2021 at 10:17 am

      This is not part of the VA. It is a private organization.

  72. James Elder May 6, 2021 at 9:12 am

    I try to get to the website and it’s asking me for a username and password even though I’ve never opened an account on Guitars4vets. I would really love to learn to play guitar.

  73. Raymond Dodd May 6, 2021 at 8:59 am

    I can’t get any information either I tried everything can’t sign in or anything. Nice to have a phone number

    • Jeff lee May 6, 2021 at 9:27 am

      Enrollment in G4V requires a referral from a case or social worker to a local VA office that offers a G4V program. Contact your local VA and inquire about it.

    • Skip jones May 6, 2021 at 9:29 am

      call us at 855-G4V-HERO
      I found this number on Facebook. They have a page there also.

      • Richard Johnney May 6, 2021 at 10:49 am

        You would think that after all the comments about the site not working, you’d do something about it. What are we supposed to do doggonit?

  74. Angelina C May 6, 2021 at 8:57 am

    Prior to posting opportunities, ensure your web addresses work properly. I work for a benevolent organization and would love to disseminate this.

    [Editor: The heavy interest crashed the program’s website. They’re looking into it.]

    • Michael Sean Schindler May 7, 2021 at 2:33 am

      I clicked and clicked and clicked on several aforementioned links. Nothing. Like VA all show no go.

  75. Doug Witten May 6, 2021 at 8:54 am

    A message for the good of the group. I have notified the folks at G4V of their website issues and they are contacting their web administrator to get this resolved. Too good of a program to pass up. Stay vigilant folks but be respectful, they are only trying to help us with a free program. Tech/IT issues can happen to anyone.

  76. Ronald G. Rozzo May 6, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Your “” link does not work either. None of the links work. This is ridiculous. No one can use this great program until the links are fixed. It does not good to waste people’s time by posting the same comment about getting into the site over and over again. Just fix the link.

    [Editor: Sorry, Ronald. The heavy interest crashed their page. They’ve posted an update on their Facebook page.]

    • Don Tallman May 6, 2021 at 9:07 am

      Now it asks for a username and password for the website….

  77. John Block May 6, 2021 at 8:45 am

    I would like to sign up, but the link is broke?

  78. John Block May 6, 2021 at 8:43 am

    I would like to sign up,but link is not working?

    • Skip jones May 6, 2021 at 9:31 am

      call us at 855-G4V-HERO
      Found this phone on their Facebook page

  79. Norman Quick May 6, 2021 at 8:41 am

    When you e-mail you get this reply. VA should of checked their article before posting. Non of the links work by the way. Click on them and you get the login/password prompt.

    Guitars for Vets website is down, please try the chapter finder when the website is back up

    If no local chapter, apply through the CyberChapter link

    This is an auto-reply while the website is down

    If you do not get a reply from the chapter please followup

    Show original message

    [Editor: The heavy interest in this program caused the website to crash. G4V is aware and working on it.]

    • KIM KNIGHT May 7, 2021 at 5:45 pm

      I tried to find the “Cyber Chapter” but no such luck. Could you Please provide a link where this can be found. It’s not on the find a chapter page that I could see.
      Thank You!

  80. RICHARD CARTER May 6, 2021 at 8:41 am

    When can the site be fixed to allow access to the information?

  81. Emily May 6, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Wish someone would fix the link!!!

  82. Norman Quick May 6, 2021 at 8:30 am

    I’m interested in this as well but probably do not qualify for it. Link does not work. Why hasnt the VA corrected it or acknowledge their mistake.

    [Editor: This isn’t a VA program. The heavy interest crashed the webpage. G4V posted an update on their Facebook page.]

  83. A Michaels May 6, 2021 at 8:28 am

    HTTP auth login needs work. Try the Facebook link – they are aware of the problem.

    • A Michaels May 6, 2021 at 8:30 am
      • Tired Vet May 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

        I got the link to work but I don’t have face book, no do I want face book. So I guess vets like me are SOL. S.N.A.F.U. Hello, not everyone has facebook…………

        • tom fields May 6, 2021 at 9:35 am

          I also want nothing to do with Face crook, it’s ridiculous that it’s even suggested.

        • A Michaels May 6, 2021 at 10:25 am

          Your welcome (for giving you something else to gripe about) As an added bonus: the mess hall is out of steak and chicken – it’ll be hamburger for the rest of the month

  84. Fred Wyman May 6, 2021 at 8:24 am
  85. Ken May 6, 2021 at 8:24 am

    Fix the link or stop advertising this group.

  86. RICHARD May 6, 2021 at 8:22 am

    tried all of the links ……………………. NOTHING

  87. Daniel O'Connor May 6, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I am very interested but can not log in. Thank you

  88. William Gentry May 6, 2021 at 8:20 am

    From their facebook page
    “We apologize for any inconvenience to anyone trying to reach our website, we are currently working on the problem.
    If you are looking to reach G4V for any more information, please email us at or call us at 855-G4V-HERO”

  89. Paul Sleeper May 6, 2021 at 8:20 am

    I am not able to get to the web site. I am having the same issue as others. It is asking me for a login and password.

  90. Fred Hager May 6, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Love the idea but just like everyone else I cannot log on. I tried the link Mark listed in his replies and still nothing. Always asks for log in and password which we do not have. Hopefully they will send out a working link soon.

  91. Joseph Joyner May 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

    The link doesn’t work as you all see, but go to their facebook page at You can email or call them at or call us at 855-G4V-HERO. Hope this helps.

  92. Jerry Bronsen May 6, 2021 at 8:07 am

    This happens every time something like this comes up on the VA news letter. The site cant handle all the traffic and gets shut down. This place has been around since 2007 and only have given out 4000 guitars because no one has ever heard of it. They put a free scuba diving giving lesson one on here and the same thing happened. Because no one had ever heard of it before and had been around for years.

  93. Hugh n woods May 6, 2021 at 8:06 am

    Please help me to make contact to enroll

  94. Shelley Kneece May 6, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Hello! My name is Shelley Kneece. I’m a CVSO out of Bellefontaine, Ohio and I’m seeking information about this program for one of my local vets. I’m not very technologically savvy and I’m having trouble getting an email to go through to “locate a local chapter” and I’m also having trouble logging into the system.
    Can anyone give me an “Ohio” connection to this program?
    Thank you for any responses I may receive.

  95. H.B. May 6, 2021 at 7:59 am

    This sounds like a great program! I’m interested, but when I try the site link I get prompted to sign-in (user name & password). What am I doing wrong? Please advise so I can find the chapter near me and start the process. Thank you!

  96. Michael Block May 6, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Am I the only one that can’t access the link? It asks for username and password immediately, I can’t access any information to find if there is even a local chapter. There is no option for new users.

  97. Michael Eldridge May 6, 2021 at 7:51 am

    I have been trying to find a chapter near me but it ask me to login before taking me to the page. When I hit the cancel button it says I am not authorized to view the page.

    • Mike Gustin May 6, 2021 at 8:37 am

      Typical VA program. Never works like it should. I would also like to join this group, but looks impossible.

  98. Bill Murray May 6, 2021 at 7:48 am

    The link appears to be broken- asking for a username and password to view the site. Any ideas?


  99. Charles Palmer May 6, 2021 at 7:42 am

    I can’t get to your website because it asks for a password. It offers no way to make one. I want to see if this is offered through the Portland VA.

  100. Reid Hilmoe May 6, 2021 at 7:39 am

    What username and password are we supposed to use to access the guitarsforvets link above?

  101. JOSE D FIGUEROA VELEZ May 6, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Is this program available in Puerto Rico ?

  102. Jessica D'Alessio May 6, 2021 at 7:36 am

    I am trying to access the link provided in the comments and the article to find a chapter near me; however, am getting this error message. Any assistance would be appreciated-thank you.
    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn’t understand how to supply the credentials required.

  103. JOSE D FIGUEROA VELEZ May 6, 2021 at 7:35 am

    Hell: I am a left handed veteran, but I live in Puerto Rico

  104. Jeffrey Vandervort May 6, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Fix the link at the end of the article. It come to a log in screen.

  105. Russ Moore May 6, 2021 at 7:32 am

    I’m trying to follow the links to find a chapter but when I go to, I am asked for a sigh in/password. As a result, I cannot get anywhere. Sadly.

  106. Thomas J Sukalski May 6, 2021 at 7:31 am

    Whenever I try to access the guitarsforvet,org, it asks me to login – but gives me no way to register for an account.

  107. Thomas May 6, 2021 at 7:26 am

    Site keeps asking for a username and password…no matter how I try to go to it: From Google, the link that Mark Shirk posted or any other way.

    Very frustrating!

  108. Todd Eaton May 6, 2021 at 7:22 am

    None of the links work, they all take you to a page where you already have to be signed up. It offers a login only.

  109. Sara Patricia Ann Sizemore May 6, 2021 at 7:21 am

    My husband was U.S.A.F., Korean Conflict. Owned a Martin 000-18, and made it “walk the dog.!” Just want to tell all the vets, Thank You, for your service, dedication, the sacrifices you made. Guitars for Vets is a mindblowing solution for stress relief, so to all our amazing Vets; ready, set, let’s hear that amazing guitar playing.! The words “I CAN’T -” DOES NOT EXIST…You’re military – you can do anything! Thank You…..

  110. Vet May 6, 2021 at 7:17 am

    When you go to the website it asks for a username and password. That’s BS…

  111. Eric Bell May 6, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Every time I click on the link it requests login info and password?

  112. Sheryl May 6, 2021 at 7:01 am

    I try to get to the site but it keeps asking for my user name. How do I access the site? I’m looking for Dayton Oh chapter or close by. Thank you.

  113. Scott Dilcher May 6, 2021 at 7:00 am

    The link for the website is dead or asks the user to sign in. Do you have a better website address?

  114. Carl E Elwood Jr May 6, 2021 at 6:57 am

    When I try to navigate to it asks for a username and password. Won’t let me past that point. Suggestions? I’ve never signed up before. First time using the site. Thanks!

  115. Chase Brown May 6, 2021 at 6:57 am

    All links to your site require login and password and provide no way to sign up or bypass.

  116. Julius McDonald May 6, 2021 at 6:55 am

    My name is Julius I am 100% PTSD and would love to sign up for guitar lessons. What is the closest chapter to Augusta GA and how do i contact them? I tried the website and did not work.

  117. Joy Ashcraft May 6, 2021 at 6:51 am

    I tried going on to the site, but it keeps asking me for my username and password. I’ve tried and

  118. Jimmie Lamberson May 6, 2021 at 6:46 am

    I’m interested in getting guitar lessons how do I sign up?

  119. Tina McKeever May 6, 2021 at 6:42 am

    Accessing the website requires a login and password?

  120. Guy Dressler May 6, 2021 at 6:40 am

    I am interested in the guitar lessons. I live in Norman Oklahoma

  121. R.J. Costa May 6, 2021 at 6:37 am

    Be nice to go to the site but every time I do, I get a login page with no option to register…

  122. Michelle Goodnight May 6, 2021 at 6:37 am

    I’m frustrated because I am interested in this program. However, when I click the links or try to go to their website, it immediately wants me to log on with a username and password to even see anything. Does anyone know what to do to get in touch with them?

  123. Darin Ray Nelson May 6, 2021 at 6:31 am

    I would love to learn the guitar!
    Please tell me how.

  124. John Westcott May 6, 2021 at 6:27 am

    im trying to click on your link and when it comes up it wants a user ID and password, I dont have one yet, I cant sign in to create one, :-(

  125. Orlando Villanueva May 6, 2021 at 6:25 am

    I believe that I could benefit by using my time to learn how to play guitar. I have not heard of a G4V chapter, in Puerto Rico

  126. James Harris May 6, 2021 at 6:08 am

    I am a permanently disabled veteran and this would be a great therapy for me as I struggle with life.

  127. Tod Robinson May 6, 2021 at 5:55 am

    Can’t even get into the web page I try to sign and won’t let me

  128. Eldon Person May 6, 2021 at 4:46 am

    I am not allowed into the navigation link. I live in Payson, Arizona.

  129. Joe Martinez May 6, 2021 at 4:39 am

    I’ve been trying to get on the Guitars for Vets website via the link provided and I keep getting a web page asking for my username and password.

    Can anyone help?

  130. Lucas Hubbard May 6, 2021 at 4:32 am

    Is there a program in Arkansas? I’m a disabled veteran and a musician and I’d like to teach lessons if needed.

  131. Victor A.Medina May 6, 2021 at 3:59 am

    I am very interested to leaan how to play guitar for pastime as getting older and I have cancer and I can not travel anymore so I would like to learn how o play guitar so I am not boring at home.

  132. Dwayne May 6, 2021 at 3:41 am

    I’m from Gainesville, Fl. When I try to see if you guys have a program here, it asks me to log on. Do you guys have a program here in the Gainesville, Fl VAMC?

  133. Michael P Daniels May 6, 2021 at 3:40 am

    Wow, what a great opportunity! I have always wanted to learn to play blues guitar. I served with the 2/75th Airborne Rangers, Ft Lewis, Washington from 1975-81.
    I now live in Tempe, Arizona. I would like to find a chapter here but can’t find a chapter because the guitar for vets site requires a password to enter. Can you please help me?

    Thank you!

    Mike Daniels

  134. James Velcheck May 6, 2021 at 3:36 am

    How can you get to the website when it requires a user name and password?

  135. Patrick Kelly May 6, 2021 at 3:32 am

    I too would like to learn how to play guitar.

  136. Steve Sabatke May 6, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Being a 67 year old war veteran I hope it’s not too late to live the dream of playing guitar.
    Just interested in learning more for now..

    • John Arthur Lucier May 6, 2021 at 2:40 pm

      I played for 35+ years and my dreams are about the only time it seems I know how to play anything. I did get arthritis in my left hand from the many hours practicing!
      The point is give it a shot but if you could do it you prolly would be already after all these years, maybe drums or trumpet are more your style. Guitar is hard to take up at this age because of the finger strength required. Classical (nylon string) more forgiving if you must.

    • Cynthia May 7, 2021 at 9:16 am

      Hi Steve. I’m also 67. Started playing drums last sept first time since college. It’s never to late to try. Besides, you’re gonna be 80 some day anyway, why not know how to play guitar when you get there. I was offered chance to play with a church band. Anything is possible.

  137. Tony Ortega May 6, 2021 at 3:13 am

    When I click on the link for:

    I get this message:


    This server could not verify that you are authorized to access the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn’t understand how to supply the credentials required.

    At first it was asking for my username and password, but I don’t have either one for this. I have no idea what to do.

  138. Thomas Thompson May 6, 2021 at 2:50 am

    I just got the email about the guitar lessons and I am extremely interested in taking lessons. I think it would be amazing to be able to play the guitar it sounds like a fun hobby and a great way to relieve stress and put a smile on other people’s faces. I hope that someone replies back to me.

  139. Mark May 6, 2021 at 2:38 am

    The links referenced in this article don’t seem to work ( It says a login and password is needed. Also does not seem to be a way to set up a log in I’d and password. How can I get more info on this program and find out if there is a chapter near me?

  140. Reggie May 6, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Please help me to learn to play guitar i. 100% disabled Bets

  141. Reggie May 6, 2021 at 2:29 am

    I live in San Diego zip Code 92123 100% disable i want to learn guitar please help

  142. Phillip petty May 6, 2021 at 2:26 am

    This is crap. Finally something comes along im interested in, g4v, and it wont even let me in for a password and login it wont let me make. This is y u get vets wanna die. Really dont care.

  143. John Gill May 6, 2021 at 2:24 am

    The links do not work; one asks for a user name and password, which I guess has to be obtained somewhere, but where?

  144. Mark Benedict May 6, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Every time i try to access the site it asks for a user name and password. So i can’t even see if there’s a chapter near me. What do i do?

  145. David Long May 6, 2021 at 2:00 am

    I am interested in learning how to playing the guitar.

  146. Joseph Sanchez May 6, 2021 at 1:55 am

    G4V is asking me to sign-in. Can’t access the website.

  147. Mike Deal May 6, 2021 at 1:52 am

    I have tried to go to the website but it keeps asking me for a username and password just to view the webpage.

  148. Robert Buxton May 6, 2021 at 1:51 am

    I think I found a chapter link in Fort Wayne, Indiana but closed the link before getting all the steps. Now I can’t get back to the find a link page without being asked for a username and password that I don’t have. In effect, I’m locked out.
    Could someone give me the Fort Wayne chapter link, please?

  149. Mel Topf May 6, 2021 at 1:48 am

    This is a wondering thing that the VA is offering.I would love to play the guitar as it would help me with the stress I am having as a caregiver for my wife is very ill. I need a way to ease my stress as I have CHF and my cardiologist is concerned. I was wondering if these guitar lessons are online? I live in a very rural area and at my age, it is hard to travel to a larger city. If I can be helped by learning, it would be a blessing. Thank you very much and hope to hear from you soon.


  150. Conway J Hunter May 6, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Trying to find out if there is a chapter in the Orlando area but every time I hit the link, I get a login screen. How can I log in if I never created an account?

  151. Cynthia Rupe May 6, 2021 at 1:47 am

    Hi. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I play drums and have my own. If any guitar players need a
    Rhythm section I play time pretty good. Would be fun.

  152. Deborah May 6, 2021 at 1:43 am

    Need to find this guitar group—music is my drug of choice for my PTSD & Bipolar Disorders. Having difficulty getting on the site & if I get on site I immediately get bumped back off within a minute. Will keep trying though. Thanks

  153. Mike Swienton May 6, 2021 at 1:37 am

    Tried the link to see available chapters (from Leavenworth, Kansas) but unfortunately, it goes to log in site when I cancel, it says unauthorized. Would like to know more…

  154. Daniel Ortiz May 6, 2021 at 1:32 am

    I try going to the site but it says its I’m un authorized to be on the page and to enter credentials. I am interested in the program but the site I guess wont allow me on it.

  155. Jon B May 6, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Hey fellow vets, do any of you know if this works on mobile? I recently broke my laptop when I had an anxiety attack (I fell on it) and when I tried to sign up by clicking the link, I get a message asking to input my username and password. Any help? Thanks!

  156. DAVID JORGENSEN May 6, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Where do the lesson take place ?? i i am also a lefty thanks Dave

  157. Steven Gonzales May 6, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Is there any in the Wilkes Barre PA area ??

  158. Steven Gonzales May 6, 2021 at 1:22 am

    I have a guitar for over 10 years and I’ve never been able to learn how to play it… I am 100-% disabled. I’m retired state law enforcement. PTSD. And lower left leg amputee. I wish I could learn… I really do. But I’m sure I’m in an area where they don’t have anyone teaching any vets. We seem to not have much here. It’s always somewhere else:.. somewhere else… anyway it seems like a good idea… I saw it on the country music awards and it seemed like they were very helpful.

  159. Thomas Bochenski May 6, 2021 at 1:14 am

    i would be interested in guitar for vets. I had a major brain injure back in 83. I am currently in treatment for bipolar, boarderline personality disability, anger issues and a what ever the VA wants to label me. I find music very helpful on bad days, believe me I have many of them.

    I strongly learning the play the guitar would be helpful. I have always want to learn

    Thomas A Bochenski

  160. John Howard May 6, 2021 at 1:07 am

    This looks awesome, and I am very interested in participating, but when I click on the link I get directed to a different site:

  161. J Sha May 6, 2021 at 1:03 am

    The link for the program in blog and comments is wrong. Any idea what it should be? (It immediately redirects to adworkers website.)

  162. Daniel Stafford May 6, 2021 at 12:57 am

    The website is broken. Something is wring with the site’s SSL certificate. It’s either expired or incorrectly installed on the site, rendering the website inaccessible. I am interested in the program, but have my own guitar.

  163. Lucio Flores May 6, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Is there a volunteer guitar in Pueblo, CO?

  164. Jessica May 6, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I’m interested, but every time I click on the link it sends me somewhere else… some website … This stuff seems a fair bit hinky to me…

  165. Julian Thomas May 6, 2021 at 12:52 am

    It appears that the guitar for vets website was hijacked and goes to some kind of ad site. I suspect that the email address will go to the same hijacked site. I am very interested in this program. I live in Tacoma, WA. -JJ

  166. Constance Farris May 6, 2021 at 12:52 am

    I can’t access the link. I get a warning message that it’s not secure and may compromise any information I input. Is there another way to find my way to this program? I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  167. Ricky Carlsness May 6, 2021 at 12:48 am

    I live in Duluth, MN and would love lessons. Can someone help me get connected please?

  168. Don Ives May 6, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I am an older military intelligence veteran. I am extremely interested in this guitar program where I would learn the guitar and then receive one after my classes. I’m located in San Diego California. Sadly the link here does not work in the email that someone reference also came back as returned.

  169. MANUEL HERNANDEZ May 6, 2021 at 12:42 am


  170. Joseph A Thedford May 6, 2021 at 12:39 am

    I am looking for a chapter in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

  171. Steven John Hanson May 6, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Tried to get to a place so I can contact someone about this, never got there. I live near Vancouver, Washington

  172. Joseph A Thedford May 6, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Is there a program in Phoenix, Arizona. I tried going to the site, but the browser said it was a bad site.

  173. Sebastian Tanner May 6, 2021 at 12:33 am

    None of the links provided – both in the article and comments work. It sends you to some Adworks page. Anyone find the actual website?

  174. Rudy C. Aguirre May 6, 2021 at 12:21 am

    Hello I try logging into you web sight but unable trying to find out if Long Beach VA offers the guitar lessons ? Than you

  175. Michael May 6, 2021 at 12:19 am

    You va dumb fcks are giving a Cap. that you can’t answer.
    Asking shit like 20 x 22 and only letting you put in a to number answer. Smh

    • Michael Hatfield May 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

      What? Your post is not even coherent…try again without the cuss words.

  176. Michael Puccio May 6, 2021 at 12:16 am

    I am interested in lessons. Please let me know what I have to do.
    1SG Mike Puccio

  177. Richard Bish May 6, 2021 at 12:05 am

    This is a fantastic idea!! i wish i were more musically inclined, Bless all of you for the work your doing!!!

  178. Jerry Stencel May 5, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    I am trying to sign up IF there is a chapter near my 33317 zip code for Plantation, Florida.

    I hate to be critical but your web site stinks to try to navagate it.

  179. Robert McGowan May 5, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    I have a guitar but have never learned to play it. I’m 100% service-connected for ishemic heart disease, hearing loss, PTSD and other conditions. I did two combat tours in Vietnam as a paratrooper/infantry soldier. I was wounded in combat and was decorated for valor and gallantry. I live in Laveen, Arizona, a bit SE of Phoenix. I am a published poet and I have written many a song lyric. I am a member of VFW and DAV but I am a bit of a loner and don’t go to meetings. I would be appreciative of any lessons I could obtain.

  180. Charles Ough May 5, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Just another website for vets that doesn’t work, constantly crashes, or fails to load. So tired of this happening.

  181. Ken Ri May 5, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I’m a vet who literally just moved this week across the country to a small village via car. I’d love to be a part of this program but I already disconnected with my therapist. What options do I have?

  182. Ken R May 5, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    I’m a vet who literally just moved this week across the country to a small village via car. I’d love to be a part of this program but I already disconnected with my therapist. What options do I have?

  183. Stephen Mihalik May 5, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I can’t get this link to work. Sucks when you have anxiety and crap like this happens

  184. R J Di Blasi May 5, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    I am looking for a Banjo teacher, because I remember hearing my father play the 1928 Tenor Banjo I inherited from him and want to learn. Please respond
    Thank you

  185. Mark B May 5, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Hello I am an Army vet and I have been curious to learn the guitar for many years!

  186. MARY Marshman May 5, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I can’t get the links to work! I’ve lived with chronic pain since 2005 when I busted my shoulder, then 2009 when I had a rare nerve injury. I’m 80% with IU. I also suffer from anxiety and chronic depression. I go to the Pittsburgh VA hospital. Can anyone help me get in touch or enrolled?


  187. Paula Noot May 5, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Can’t open the site for information

  188. Fereshteh Nasseh May 5, 2021 at 11:28 pm , neither of these links are working. When I write in this box, does not post, and it reads, ” you already posted before”. I did not. I am sort of disappointed; because I was happy to read about the opportunity of learning Guitar, now it is going to the black hole again. Like most everything else they do for veterans. Almost like just checking the box, and it would disappear, and majority of the veterans would not even know about it. I am trying to find out if there is any chapter in Alaska for teaching Guitar. My name is Fresh

    • George T Gagnon Sr May 6, 2021 at 9:36 am

      Fresh, G4V is having trouble with web page. Check with your local music store(s). They are usually a first contact for G4V. I found my chapter through the store “Guitar Works” Hope this helps. G

  189. Joseph Salazar May 5, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Can I still sign up for guitar lesson? I received the email today and the date was for the lesson date had passed (April 26th)
    Or are they ongoing?
    Thank You,
    Joseph Salazar

  190. Lawrence L Hampton May 5, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    I am a US ARMY veteran, non combat disabled from a service connected accident. I also have complex PTSD, as well as service connected PTSD.
    I would love to start the lessons, to learn how to play guitar. Was not able to connect to the site, to find a chapter in my area. I live in Morrison, Colorado. Can you help with this issue? I am also Left handed, so I hope that will not be an issue. Please notify whom ever this pertains to, to un- block any private number they may contact me from. Thank you very much.

  191. Iliana lamas May 5, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Can I still sign up for this? I always wanted to learn!

  192. Vernon Nims May 5, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Hey james.
    Just wanted to say hello, and I can relate to some of what you said.
    No time ever waited on a brother or sister!

  193. Marshall P.Alku May 5, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I am a disabled vet of 25% I believe that’s on my record . I am under the care of my mental health Dr in the HorshamClinic in Horsham, Pa .
    I would like to learn more about how to enroll in the free guitar lessons Pa @ Fl .

    My name is Marshall p. . Allu.
    I look forward to hearing from you!!

  194. Robert May 5, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I’m interested in this guitar program but the links (to find local VA where it’s available) do not work! I’ll have to call around and see if I can figure this out…
    If anyone has had success in getting more info, another problem there!…how to let me (and everyone else interested) know…somehow!

  195. Edna Alcin May 5, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I am interesting in a guitar lesson and guitar. Am in Tampa, FL I love music used to play the clarinet in middle school.

  196. Jim Reeves May 5, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    The link keeps timing out to: Page Not Found error. If there is another way to contact this program, please let me know?

  197. Richard Cordell May 5, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I’ve tried the link a dozen times and all I get is “site can’t be reached”. Is the site down at night? I’m interested in finding out if there’s a group in my area in NW Montana.

  198. Angus Loop May 5, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I have tried to get the link to website towork. It come up with a not responding message. I live in the Sata Rosa area. I sthere a guitars for vets in this area?

  199. Michael Allen Rodriguez May 5, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I’m an AF Veteran looking 4 free guitar lessons.

  200. Bruce Clem May 5, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Would like to learn to play the guitar. I’m a Vietnam vet. I live in
    Prescott Valley Arizona

  201. danny l griffin May 5, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    i can’t find out if there is a cooperating chapter of guitars for vets near the va hospital in poplar bluff mo. i am taking piano lessons, but would also like to learn to play the guitar. i already have a guitar. when i click on one of the sites indicating where you can find out if there is a local chapter, i haven’t been successful in getting an answer. would appreciate finding out more on this.

  202. Robert Reynolds May 5, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I am retired Navy, and living in the Philippines. Would it be possible for this program to be offered at the VA Regional Office, in Manila? I am very interested in this. Thank you so much.

  203. Weygan L Totanes May 5, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Find A Chapter link does not work. Anything near Camp Pendleton area?

  204. James Foley May 5, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I am a G4V grad of about 5 years now. I was brought into G4V by a buddy in my American Legion post. Our local G4V chapter used to meet at the Grand Rapids Home For Veterans before covid spread. The VA has literally NOTHING to do with the G4V program. See other replies here for the real skinny on joining and the G4V web site for real info.. I wish that I had started playing 50+ years ago. It is so fun and soothing to me. When I am feeling stressed, I grab my guitar and go for a little winding down time.

  205. Tina Covey May 5, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Is the web site down?? Tried multiple times…maybe this article killed your site with foot traffic. I’ll try again later. VERY interested in getting into this program. I’m in Denver and HOPE it’s here. It’s serendipity if I get in; I’ve been talking for over 3-4 years about wanting to learn, but didn’t have the money for lessons or my own guitar. Then pandemic happened, and I heard there were FREE online lessons…but still had no guitar. So I put this on the back burner until some unknown future date. And then THIS :-). SO, I REALLY hope I can get onto the web site when it’s running again.

  206. Dewey Barnes May 5, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I am not rated any disabilities, but am a retired vet. I would love to take advantage of this program. But I hope that those that are eligible use this program to heal.

  207. Jorge May 5, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I remember sitting in the middle of Iraq many nights and one of the jarheads would take out his guitar and start playing. He sling his guitar and start playing and still had his weapon attached to him. It was great. I’m very interested in learning how to play the guitar.

  208. David Clutter May 5, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Someone should make a list of all the VA centers in the U.S.that have the guitars for vets.I might even be interested in learning,have played around but never learned to play.

  209. William Salmons May 5, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Am interested in your guitar lessons have had several traumatic brain injuries and though this causes depression am still trying to live a life.

  210. Gary Markham May 5, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I am a Navy vet have tried to learn to play forever, turning fifty this year, and learning how to play is still on my bucket list.
    I lost my dad before the holidays last year, and dealing with helping my wife, son and daughter take care of my mom with dementia. I think this would help me vent some of that stress.

  211. Dale Goodman May 5, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    I would love to learn how to play the guitar.

  212. Elizabeth Nylen May 5, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Can somebody please help me? I used to be in a Music Therapy class back in Alaska at JBER. But when I changed V.A. Locations they said they didn’t have anything like that so I never got to complete the course it was helpng me a lot. I don’t know where to start or how to get into this. I tried to go to the page but the internet browser won’t open on my phone and I don’t have a computer.

  213. Gary Hadley May 5, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I would be interested in your guitar program. I’m hoping someone in the Blue Springs/Kansas City, Mo area might have this available.

  214. Hector Medina May 5, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    I’m very interested in the Guitars4Vets program. But the link won’t let me try to see who I can email. Someone please help me. I live in Grand Rapids Michigan.

  215. Courtney Elder May 5, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful program, but as a Board Certified Music Therapist myself, this can not be called “music therapy” unless the lessons are conducted by a Board Certified Music Therapist (someone who has received their Bachelor’s or Master’s in music therapy, followed by internship, and finally, sitting for the CBMT exam to become certified). You can absolutely say that the music and concept is therapeutic for its participants. As music therapy professionals, we work so hard to not minimize or generalize what we do, and to not be confused with programs that are not run by a MT-BC, but call themselves music therapy. Keep up the good work and learn more about music therapy here:

  216. Robert A Virden May 5, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    I played guitar many years ago and haven’t played since 1990, the year I retired from the US Navy. I was wondering if there is free lessons for violin? I’ve been practicing for the last five years. Not moving forward very fast and the violin teachers here are extremely expensive. My hats off to you and those that have supported this program and provided the instruction for veterans.

    ETCM(SW) Robert Virden (Retired)

  217. dustin pangelina May 5, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    i am having trouble accessing the website to get more info. I clicked the link but it shows an error. whats the info needed to sign up? any help

  218. Donald Paquette May 5, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Great idea, too bad the link doesn’t work, it just times out……

  219. James Young May 5, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve been looking for G4V for 2 years but haven’t been able to connect with the chapter in Portland, Or.
    I have PTSD diagnosis and approval from my PCP Social Worker.
    Anxious to learn at 74 before I get too old !

  220. William D. Lewis May 5, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    It’s a great day!

  221. Billy Kay May 5, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    I’d rather get a free ride to the Prescott VA or the results from my MRI THREE months ago – or a live human when I call Kingman, Prescott or Phoenix!!!! :) :) I’m a guitar player/entertainer in Laughlin, NV

  222. Chad brown May 5, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I have been trying to contact but web page will not pull up I’m in Gillespie Illinois close to stl Mo please let me know

  223. Joseph Kinge May 5, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    How does the one-on-one work? Do I have to go somewhere? Does the instructor come to me? Is this all done on-line?

    • Joseph Kinge May 5, 2021 at 9:20 pm

      Awaiting moderation? For a question of how it works? Apparently you have no answers, so G4V must not be legitimate. I’m going to expose it as a scam to get veterans to buy into your scheme and get nothing in return. You’ll see it in print!!

  224. Karium Edwards May 5, 2021 at 9:04 pm

    I am very interested in your guitar lessons program. I am a 36 year veteran with some limitations, 100% total and permanent. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Thanks in advance

  225. travis May 5, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    the link is not working

  226. skip hochreich May 5, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    none of the links seem to open, just a spinning wheel. Is it my computer? really would like to find a chapter in W. Mass if there is one.

  227. Mike Grimaldi May 5, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    I am interested in giving guitar lessons. I am a award winning “Tops In Blue” AF veteran who has opened shows for BB King, also helped mentor Joe Bonamassa. My site is, glad to serve and possibly help.

  228. Mark Ellington May 5, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Website is down…

  229. Richard Henry Baldwin May 5, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    Is there free guitar lessons at the Syracuse VA.
    I owned a guitar which I sold. It was worn out.

  230. Brian D Howald May 5, 2021 at 8:33 pm

    Guitar is goal i want to do now that my hands are working better again. Will have to keep trying the link. Couldnt get it to work. Hoping a chapter is here. I never learned to actually play and thought i would never be able to and gave my guitar away. but now i have function again and this is real goal to play a song for my wife. Hoping a chapter near me

  231. Lisa Bailey May 5, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    I’m a retired veteran and would like to take guitar lessons

  232. WAYLAND Lamont Brinkley May 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Can your spouse enter this program or is this only for vets?

  233. Alfredo May 5, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    I would love to enroll in the guitar class,, but the link doesn’t take me no where as to enroll or give my info.
    Tucson, Arizona

  234. Ms Sumana T. K. Cyrah May 5, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    That’s so nice

  235. Kris Bertrand-Glomski May 5, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    Why are programs like this only available to Post 9/11 veterans? So many VA sanctioned therapy programs have only been made available to this select group, yet many of us who served prior to 9/11 are often left behind. This does a disservice to many of us, and make many of us feel inferior, that our service doesn’t count. I have had other veterans tell me I’m not a ‘real veteran’ because I didn’t deploy.