We empower teachers and engage students by using popular music to create interdisciplinary, culturally responsive education materials for all 21st century classrooms.
Launched by Little Steven Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s TeachRock curriculum helps more than 40,000 teachers of all subjects keep the arts in the DNA of every school system while engaging students and improving academic outcomes.
Learn more about TeachRock’s crucial work with teachers and students during Covid in the 2020 Annual Report and see Little Steven Van Zandt and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announce TeachRock’s partnership with Connecticut State Department of Education in the video below.
Little Steven and CT. Gov. Ned Lamont Announce Multi-year Partnership, April 20, 2021. See how a TeachRock Partner School works here.
“Music connects us, even when we must be apart. TeachRock curriculum has always used music to foster connections between students and teachers, and we’re going to use that power now to help keep them engaged, emotionally healthy, and learning.”
– TeachRock Founder, Little Stevie Van Zandt
- What is sound, and how are its characteristics explained scientifically?What are the mathematical variables that give a sound its particular quality, and how can these variables be measured, visualized, and calculated?What role do ratios play in the Western musical concepts of rhythm and harmony?What social issues continue to confront Asbury Park today, and how are activists tackling them?
- What factors led up to the Asbury Park "Riots" in New Jersey in the summer of 1970?What does the founding and early history of Asbury Park reveal about practices of segregation in the Northern United States?What was second-wave feminism, and how did music contribute to the movement?How have visual artists worked with musicians without compromising their style?
- How can the music of ChocQuibTown, from the Pacific Coast of Colombia, help students express and celebrate their cultural identity through Rap?