Tag: Little Kids Rock
Greetings, Everyone! As the year winds down (thankfully), I want to take a moment to share the deepest sense of gratitude and appreciation for all that we have collectively accomplished in 2020. All of us here at the Rex Foundation would not have imagined the support extended to us at time when we and the […]
Just when we’d all normally be planning a whole lot of summertime music, gatherings, and musical gatherings, along comes COVID-19, and here we are sheltering in place for what promises to be a while yet. For fans, this is pretty sad, as the party is not being taken where they need it the most. But […]
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, […]
In 2002, David Wish, a Bay Area school teacher, became frustrated about the state of music education in the public schools and decided to do something about it. He approached the Rex Foundation for a seed grant for what became Little Kids Rock. Today the organization is the nationâ€™s leading nonprofit provider of instrumental music education in the nationâ€™s public schools.
<p><img class="alignleft" style="margin: 5px; float: left;" src="https://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>