What It Means To Be Indigenous on Thanksgiving since 1621

PJ Vegas is a singer, rapper, songwriter and producer from Los Angeles, CA and of Yoeme (Yaqui) heritage. He won a 2017 MTV VMA award for Best Video with a Message and was awarded a 2018 Native American Music Award for Best Independent Single. His father Pat Vegas is the bassist, guitarist and vocalist of Redbone, whose 1974 hit “Come …

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 …

Our Norwegian Partner School Sings “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 attended by students who are passionate about their craft. In June 2020, the school produced a two-day festival featuring performances and exhibitions drawn from TeachRock lessons. Before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out …

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 …

New York Edge Partners with TeachRock

New York Edge partners with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to provide NYC students with enrichment programming amid Coronavirus school closures New York, NY – April 2, 2020 – New York City public school students from New York Edge – the largest provider of afterschool programming in the City – will now have access to free afterschool …

TeachRock Partner School Program Begins!

TeachRock Partner School Program Begins! Thousands of years ago, Ancient Greek Philosopher Plato said, “Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education,” He was so right! When teachers utilize Arts Integration as a tool for student engagement and academic achievement, the results are amazing! Our TeachRock Lessons combine the best strategies in arts integration with outstanding academic …

Atlantic City Students Win 2018 Student Film Fest

In early 2018, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation partnered with New Jersey School Boards Association to develop the first-ever TeachRock Hometown Documentaries Student Film Festival. High schoolers from across the state were tasked with investigating the local histories of their respective towns and telling these stories in the documentary format, with music serving as the cornerstone to each story.  …

TeachRock ON TOUR!

After the Foundation promoted their recent special project collective, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World, at SXSWEdu, it was time to hit the road! As Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul wrapped up their 2017 tour dates, they decided to make their 2018 leg of the tour special. The band deemed their 2018 dates The Teacher Appreciation Tour, …

TeachRock at SXSWEdu

Everything is bigger in Texas… even conferences! SXSWEdu, the Education and Tech focused week of the month long Austin event, was in many ways akin to major music festival, but rather than bands, it was bursting with educational thought leaders and cutting edge organizations, all speaking, leading workshops, and hosting panels. The Foundation used its set on the big stage …