Since 2017 Inspiration Alcona has been offering free guitar lessons to students at Alcona High School. This program supports an effort to bring music back to the students at a school that had a six-year gap without a music teacher.
Our instructor, Joel Choate, is the son in a family-owned guitar shop in Alpena, teaches in similar programs in Alpena schools and is widely regarded as the best guitar instructor in the area.
In 2019, at spontaneous student request, Joel added ukuleles to his teaching at Alcona.
At right is the poster displayed at school at the beginning of 2020.