Forbe’s Interviews Little Stevie

Our beloved Steven Van Zandt has just released a collection of his life’s work with the fitting title Rock and Roll Rebel. The 13-disc expanded edition features all of his solo albums from 1982-1999, additional live performances, four albums of rare material, and the iconic Sun City album. You could say that Little Stevie has been able to keep himself …

Frank Caruso’s Exclusively Designed “Solidarity” T Shirts to Benefit TeachRock.org

Click the link below or order a Frank Caruso “Solidarity” shirt now! https://www.bonfire.com/frank-caruso-little-steven-teachrock-design/ HELP TEACHROCK REACH OUR GOAL! Ordering a shirt from the link below is an amazing way to support TeachRock while getting something in return! The proceeds for every shirt sold goes to support TeachRock.org and creating FREE resources for over 30,000 teachers worldwide! Please pick up 1 …

Reflecting on the School Year

Reflecting on the School Year Another school year has passed – and saying it was a unique one would be an understatement! We at Teachrock continue to be inspired by the teachers across the country who have not only faced the pandemic and the hurdles of transitioning to distance education, but so often went above and beyond, from helping provide …

Recording Academy Takes Action on New Diversity Initiatives

During this racial and civil rights crisis, Rolling Stone writes an article on how the music industry’s executive level has embarked on a new journey to address racial inequality within the business. One major step in this journey is that the Recording Academy has partnered with civil rights nonprofit, Color of Change, to enact several new initiatives to combat racial …

TeachRock Joins Resolution to Make June “African American Music Appreciation Month”

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Monday introduced a resolution honoring the contributions of African Americans to America’s musical heritage. The resolution also calls for greater access to music education for African American students. A recent Department of Education study found that only seven percent of music teacher licensure candidates were African …

Watch TeachRock’s First International School Partner Sing “We Are The World”

We are proud to say that The Edvard Much School in Oslo, Norway is TeachRock’s first international partner school. Edvard Munch School is a premiere performing arts school and is well-equipped with young, talented, and driven students who are passionate about the arts. Earlier this year, the school put on a two-day festival featuring performances and exhibitions drawn from TeachRock …

TeachRock Celebrates Juneteenth

“It is true we have the Proclamation of January 1863. It was a vast and glorious step in the right direction. But unhappily, excellent as that paper is—and much as it has accomplished temporarily—it settles nothing. It is still open to decision by courts, canons and Congresses.” – Frederick Douglass “The Mission of War” (1864)  On June 18th, 1865, General …

TeachRock Celebrates PRIDE

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride Parade. We’re celebrating with the release of four new Distance Learning Packs that offer ways to teach LGBTQ+ History in History, Civics, General Music, Social Studies, and Visual Arts classrooms across grade bands. Through the immense efforts by organizers and activists in the past 50 years, the LGBTQ+ community has …

Can You Name These Activists?

In TeachRock’s newest DLP, “Y’all Better Quiet Down”, we discuss significant activists in the Gay Liberation Movement. Since the Stonewall Riots, the story and history of the movement has become whitewashed. This lesson focuses on retracting the whitewashed story and highlighting the activists of all races and genders who influenced the Gay Liberation Movement. If you can’t name the people …

You May Not Know Who John Harvey Was, But We Do Now, and We Thank Him…

John Arthur Harvey of Leominster, MA tragically passed away last week due to complications from Covid-19. Just one of the 117,000 Americans who have lost their lives in the pandemic. His full life and great character was brought to our attention in the below obituary asking loved ones to consider making a donation to YMCA Youth Basketball Program or TeachRock.org …