Music Therapy & Education Fund

The Zager Guitar Music Therapy & Education Fund was created by Denny Zager in 2012, after he nearly died from a stroke that left him partially disabled.  When conventional therapies failed, Denny rehabilitated himself doing what he loved most, playing guitar.

Guitarist with Multiple Sclerosis Prefers Zager

“I LOVE MY GUITAR!! You have given me something back that I was sure was gone forever. I"ve been playing over 2 HOURS with NO FATIGUE in my hands or muscle spasms, no cramps, just a great sounding guitar and a VERY grateful customer. God bless you for giving me back such an important piece of my life. I can't thank you enough.”
—Steve Giordano and Cody the dog

Giving Back

Once he had mostly recovered, Denny felt he could help others as he helped himself, and has now devoted his life to giving the gift of music to those in need.

In 2017 we’re launching a major initiative to give away $1 million worth of acoustic guitars nationwide.

If you or your company would like to support our charitable giving and want to discuss the gift first, please contact Dennis Jr. direct at, or call at (402) 770-7747. We would love to have your support.


It’s a fact that children who play musical instruments perform better academically than those who do not. Why then is guitar, the most popular instrument in the world, not offered in schools as part of the standard music curriculum? The main reason is cost. Quality guitars that are easy to play are not affordable for most school budgets. Another primary reason is a lack of qualified instructors. Very few guitar teachers are available in public schools, and it is not a prioritized skill for districts when hiring music educators.

Zager Guitars is going to change this. We’re developing a program to provide our custom guitars to teachers and their students, along with instruction materials for classes via the Zager online guitar lesson library, which contains hundreds of videos and song arrangements.

Music Therapy

Every year people suffering from heart disease, stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other mental illnesses, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and many other diseases use the power of music therapy to manage and improve their conditions—even sometimes healing themselves when conventional methods fail.

Playing the guitar can be an important component of rehabilitation following injuries, too. The fine muscles in the hands, arms, shoulders and neck all work in concert when playing guitar.

Denny’s nearly 50 years of refinement led to the easiest playing guitar on the market with custom neck design, lower string heights, and wider string spacing. See what makes a Zager guitar so easy to play here.