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.
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
- 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
More than 85% 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
Intersectionality and Punk Music in the 2020s
What is intersectionality, and how do musicians in the Punk music scene navigate life at different intersections?
Lydia Mendoza: Tejano Life and Music on the Mexico/Texas Border
How does Lydia Mendoza’s Tejano music connect to the history of Texas and the influence Mexico has had on that state?
Contemporary Latin Artists and Activism
How are contemporary Latin artists pursuing activism and promoting positive change in their communities?
The Zoot Suit: Style and Swing in the Wartime Economy
What was the cultural, social, and historical significance of the zoot suit during the period of World War II?
Mountaintop Removal Mining in Appalachia
What is mountaintop removal, how does it affect the environment and people’s health?
Student Activism and Music During the Civil Rights Movement
How did activism by Black students challenge Jim Crow segregation during the Civil Rights Movement, and what unique role did music play as an organizing tool?
Latin Music and Puerto Rican Migration to New York City
What is the history behind Puerto Rican migration to New York City in the 1940s and 1950s, and how did Puerto Rican migration affect American Popular Music?
Music of the Civil Rights Movement
How did music advance the goals and inform the tactics of the Civil Rights Movement?
Westward Expansion and Country Music’s Hispanic Influence
What was Westward Expansion, and what effect did it have on American Popular music?
Aguinaldos: Venezuelan Songs for the Holiday Season
What are Aguinaldos, and how do children in Venezuela celebrate the winter holiday season known as La Navidad?
Steve Aoki and Growth Mindset
How can our brains be shaped by our mindset, and how has a growth mindset helped Steve Aoki become one of the most successful DJs and record producers in the world?
Post-production: Editing and Finalizing Your Life Songs Interview
How do you use editing to create a final media product?
Let Stevie Van Zandt tell you why TeachRock matters in the video below