Bernstein says this may be the big break to help expand the reach of the program nationally and internationally.
Winnetka native Chad Bernstein, who founded Guitar Over Guns, is among the local winners of the Elevate Prize.
The father of four splits his time between Chicago and Miami. He brought Guitars Over Guns to Chicago in 2014, partnering with Haven Studios on the South Side.
Chad is an unwavering advocate for Miami. He is not afraid to advocate for our youth and, through his work, is redefining what is possible for arts-based youth empowerment.
As a dedicated, passionate musician, Chad Bernstein puts his heart and soul into his trombone, playing with local bands Spam All-Stars and Suenalo. Little did he know his work with Suenalo would be the inspiration for his next career venture, Guitars Over Guns, which he founded in 2008.
Chad joins the team to discuss the limited access to music for students, using your unique skill set towards improving social impact, the value of mentorship and not being afraid to learn from others, music being able to address and bring inequalities in society to light, and much more!