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 …

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 …

TeachRock Launches Its First Full-District Partnership

Introducing TeachRock’s first ever school district partnership! Starting in the new 2021 school year, TeachRock and the Hopatcong School District have formed a close partnership for the first districtwide school system in the World for a leading and innovative educational platform, that will be used as an additional learning tool for grades K – 12. While TeachRock has been available …

TeachRock Teacher, Jamie Warner, Is Named Teacher Of The Year by Orange Avenue School in Cranford, NJ

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! Orange Avenue School (OAS) has announced that Jamie Warner has been selected as the 2019-2020 Educator of the Year. Ms. Warner is a social studies teacher at Orange Avenue School. The environment that she creates in her classroom …

Hard Truths

We begin with a hard truth: In the United States, Black people are two and a half times more likely to be killed by the police than their white counterparts. Darnella Frazier, who is 17 years old, filmed the graphic video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck as he cried out “I can’t breathe.” George …

Brookyln Teacher Creates the ABC’s of Famous African American Musicians

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

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 …