Little Kids Rock
We won’t rest until every student has the opportunity to unlock his or her inner music-maker. That is Little Kids Rock’s mission, and over the past 12 years, we have given more than 300,000 under-served schoolchildren across the U.S. access to fun, engaging, Modern Band music classes and brand new instruments at no cost to the students, teachers, or school districts.
Little Kids Rock trains public school teachers and donates all of the instruments, curricular resources and support they need to ensure that their kids receive the right to rock! What makes Little Kids Rock different is that they do more than just donate instruments like guitars, drums and keyboards; they build lasting music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the popular music genres that they already know and love, like rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae and R&B.
Recent Grantee News
We were happy to get this update from David Wish of Little Kids Rock, a great group and a brilliant idea that we’ve been proud to support. Here’s what David has to say: “Back in 2002, I left my job as an elementary school teacher (which I loved) to pursue a dream of bringing free […]
<p><img class="alignleft" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" src="http://rexfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/lkr9.jpg" alt="" height="100" />The sad state of music and arts education in most of America's schools, especially the public ones, is an oft-told tale. In 1996, a Bay Area teacher decided to do something about it. What began with scrounged instruments and after-school lessons for his students is now Little Kids Rock.</p>