How It Works

10 Weeks of One-on-One Lessons

You want to learn to play the music you like to listen to. So that’s what we’ll help you learn. From rock to country to folk and everything in between.

“Graduate” to receive your guitar and gear kit

When you finish lessons, you’re just getting started. You’ll get your very own guitar and all the equipment you need to keep the riffs rolling. For free.

Continue to learn and find support in communal lessons

Sometimes, you just want to jam. Circle up with like-minded Vets that get it.

How To Enroll in the Guitars For Vets program

Guitars for Vets is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and as such governed by certain rules that dictate what we are able to do.

Chapters are commonly located within the Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Veteran Service Offices (VSO).  If you are near any of our chapters, you can work with the local chapter coordinator to get a referral into our program. Please note that each chapter may have a different referral process based on their location. Some locations may require a case/social worker referral.

CLICK HERE for a map of our chapters and the Chapter Coordinator Information. 



If you have any questions about enrolling into the program, please contact your local chapter (you may find a local chapter HERE).


If you are not near one of our local chapters and are interested in learning how to play the guitar online, please head to for more information and requirements.

We currently operate over 130 chapters in over 40 states

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