Our Mission

TeachRock improves students' lives by bringing the sound, stories, and science of music to all classrooms.

From The Beatles to Beyoncé, from kindergarten to AP History, in the classroom or remotely, TeachRock offers meaningful lesson plans all at no cost to teachers, students, and families, inspiring deeper learning and understanding through the power of music.

Launched by Stevie Van Zandt with the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, Teachrock.org has provided free, standards-aligned resources to help teachers, students, and families succeed for more than a decade.

TeachRock's Artist Council includes Erykah Badu, Common, Sheryl Crow, Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, DJ Khaled, Skip Marley, Darryl McDaniels, Melle Mel, Margo Price, Rapsody, Gina Schock, Marty Stuart, and Black Eyed Peas' Taboo.

who

WE BRING OUR MISSION TO LIFE BY OFFERING:

  • Arts-integrated K-12 lessons, full courses, and custom programs to districts, individual schools, and teachers
  • High-quality virtual and in-person training for teachers and school administrators
  • The Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math, and Music classes you wish they had when you were in school
what

TEACHROCK IS:

  • Used in more than 30,000 schools worldwide
  • An official partner of the Connecticut State Department of Education, the New York City Department of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, Chattanooga, TN public schools, as well as individual schools in Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and others
where

More than 91% of teachers surveyed report heightened enthusiasm in TeachRock classrooms.

“This is the first time I have ever wanted to come to school and be on time, and it's because I don't want to miss TeachRock."
-7th Grade TeachRock Student, Chattanooga, TN

New Releases

lesson:
Life Songs Scaffolded Resources

Grades: All Ages
Subjects: Art/Design, Social Emotional Learning

What other projects can students develop to showcase their Life Songs Interview?

lesson:
Black Radio and the Civil Rights Movement

Grades: High
Subjects: Civics, Social Studies/History

How did Black radio empower Black Americans, aid the Civil Rights Movement, and influence U.S. society?

lesson:
What is a Mӧbius Strip?

Grades: Elementary K-2
Subjects: Art/Design, Math, Science

What is a Mӧbius strip, how do you create one, and what can it represent?

lesson:
Mi Gente: Fania Records & New York Salsa Music

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Social Studies/History

What is Fania Records, and how does it reflect the history of Spanish-speaking Caribbean communities in New York City?

lesson:
Brazilian Music and Culture in the United States

Grades: High
Subjects: Ethnic Studies, General Music, Social Studies/History

What is the influence of Brazilian music and culture in the United States?

lesson:
Chicana Punk and the Chicano Movement

Grades: High
Subjects: Ethnic Studies, General Music, Social Studies/History

What is Chicana Punk, how does it relate to the Chicano Movement, and how did it transform the Punk music scene?

lesson:
1950s American Society and Conformity

Grades: High
Subjects: Ethnic Studies, Social Studies/History

How did the presence of Latin American artists challenge the image of 1950s American society seen in popular media?

lesson:
Intersectionality and Punk Music in the 2020s

Grades: High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Social Emotional Learning

What is intersectionality, and how do musicians in the Punk music scene navigate life at different intersections?

lesson:
Lydia Mendoza: Tejano Life and Music on the Mexico/Texas Border

Grades: High
Subjects: General Music, Geography, Social Studies/History

How does Lydia Mendoza’s Tejano music connect to the history of Texas and the influence Mexico has had on that state?

lesson:
Contemporary Latin Artists and Activism

Grades: High
Subjects: Civics, Ethnic Studies, Social Studies/History

How are contemporary Latin artists pursuing activism and promoting positive change in their communities?

lesson:
The Zoot Suit: Style and Swing in the Wartime Economy

Grades: High
Subjects: Ethnic Studies, Social Studies/History

What was the cultural, social, and historical significance of the zoot suit during the period of World War II?

lesson:
Mountaintop Removal Mining in Appalachia

Grades: Elementary K-2, High, Middle
Subjects: General Music, Science, STEAM

What is mountaintop removal, how does it affect the environment and people’s health?

Let Stevie Van Zandt tell you why TeachRock matters in the video below