Teacher Spotlight: Melanie Dana from Goshen, Massachusetts

For the 2015-16 school year, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation has partnered with 11 educators who we selected to participate in the Rock and Roll: An American Story pilot program. The teachers span middle school, high school, and the university level, teaching in seven states including New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Colorado, and California. All teachers are leading either a semester-length or yearlong course using the …

Pilot Teachers Attend Workshop with Founder Steven Van Zandt

On Friday, November 6, ten educators met at the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation (RRFF) offices in New York City to participate in a professional development workshop, specially designed for teachers in our 2015-16 pilot project. Spanning multiple disciplines and grade levels, the pilot teachers provided RRFF staff with valuable feedback, lesson plan ideas, and best practices in their classrooms. …

RRFF Announces Partnership with Long Island Music Hall of Fame

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is pulling in reinforcements to bring the area’s music legacy to local students. Earlier this month, the group announced its partnership with the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, the group created by Steven Van Zandt to promote music education. The foundation’s executive director, Warren Zanes, and the chairman of LIMHoF’s education advisory board, …

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Hosts Summer Teacher Workshop in Manhattan

On July 29 & 30, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation hosted a summer teacher workshop, designed for educators who are using Rock and Roll: An American Story in their classroom. A select group of twelve teachers from multiple disciplines joined the RRFF team for valuable conversations, film screenings, and guest presentations, including an inspiring participatory discussion with CEO and …

Steven Van Zandt Visits East Side Community High School

In June, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation founder Steven Van Zandt made a special visit to East Side Community High School in New York City’s East Village. During his visit, Van Zandt joined a 12th grade student seminar entitled “Rock and Roll History of Postwar America.” The year-long course was structured around the Rock and Roll: An American Story online …

Deadline Extended for RRAS Summer Teacher Workshop, July 29 – 30, 2015

On July 29–30, 2015, Steven Van Zandt's Rock and Roll Forever Foundation will hold a two-day Summer Teacher Workshop in New York City, centered on the Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAS) education project. Geared toward middle and high school teachers who have already used the RRAS curriculum in their classrooms, and those who have a real interest in doing so, this workshop will …