TeachRock Trace It Back – Engaging Students Through Music

History teacher Ben Wides “traces it back” with a Teachrock.org CNN Soundtracks lesson plan that places Kendrick Lamar at the beginning of an exploration of Civil Rights based social movements from the mid-20th century to Black Lives Matter. The video was filmed at East Side Community High in New York, NY during Wides’ “Rock and Roll and Postwar History” class, …

Spectrum News 1- Steven Van Zandt’s Educational Project Aims to Lower Drop-out Rate

There is no denying that Rock music has been instrumental in shaping American culture. Using his fame and platform, E Street Band guitarist, Steven Van Zandt is leading an initiative designed to empower teachers and engage students through popular music. Orangethorpe Elementary School in Fullerton, California is the first campus to partner with TeachRock. Students in a kindergarten to third …

Rock N Roll Rebel Steven Van Zandt – Forbes Q&A

Aug 2, 2020 …So when the aptly named rock and roll rebel speaks everyone should listen with an open mind and pay close attention. Steve Baltin: What was the last show you saw before things shut down? Steve Van Zandt: I was in L.A. right before things shut down visiting a partner school for our history curriculum, Orangethorpe. One of …

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 Playlist: Pride Edition

TeachRock’s weekly playlist series continues, and this week we are paying tribute to Pride Month! In one of our newest Distance Learning Packs, “Y’all Better Quiet Down”: Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ Pioneers” students are introduced to Black and Latinx activist and creative pioneers of the Gay Liberation movement including Stormé DeLarverie, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, and …

Will Mosley Creates ABCs of Black Musicians

Trying to find inventive ways to keep your students enticed can be difficult, but this Brooklyn teacher teacher created the ultimate activity for his students to learn the names of some of music’s most iconic African American artists. Long time friend of TeachRock, Mr. Will Mosley, from P.S. 149 The Danny Kaye School in Brooklyn, NY created the ABCs of …

Watch Little Steven Mentor Student Songwriters LIVE on Zoom (VIDEO)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO OF STEVIE VAN ZANDT MENTORING SONGWRITER STUDENTS OF STUYVESANT HIGHSCHOOL Stay Tuned for a full version of the Master Session… ——— CLICK HERE to donate to TeachRock.org and support the creation of FREE educational materials. Donate $10 or more and you could receive a guitar signed by Stevie Van Zandt! Steven Van Zandt Rocks the First …

Steven Van Zandt in Solidarity with Teachers – Ed Week Feature

The member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and actor from The Sopranos is touring the country with his band to promote music education and show solidarity with teachers. In a crowded concert hall on a late October evening, rock musician Steven Van Zandt leaned into the microphone—nodding his head, wrapped in his trademark bandana—and turned his between-song banter to …

Steven Van Zandt’s New Rock-and-Roll High School – The New Yorker

In his TeachRock program, Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies” video becomes a text about the slave trade. By John Seabrook May 21, 2018 Wearing his trademark silk head scarf, an exotic blend of Barbary pirate and Russian babushka, Steven Van Zandt was relaxing backstage at the PlayStation Theatre, in Times Square, recently, before a gig with his fourteen-piece band, the re-formed Disciples of …