July Rock Round Up

The Rock Round Up is an ongoing blog series featuring the most evocative news, articles and blogs curated by Little Kids Rock on the topic of music education.

In the midst of summer, July is the time of year many families and educators are celebrating independence, BBQs and rockin’ out to good music! To keep everyone up-to-date while you’re out having fun, we’ve combed the web to bring you this month’s most intriguing stories about music education. Enjoy!

Who, and Where, Are America’s Composers?, The New York Times – Composer and conductor Rob Deemer sheds light on his journey toward a career in music and the varied paths his colleagues have taken. An inspiring and worthwhile read.

5 Reasons Music Education Is Important, Patch – An award-winning music educator shares the five reasons she believes music education is an important addition to public schools.

John Lennon Educational Bus Tour hits Milwaukee, Fox NOW – John Lennon is touring the country this summer to encourage music creativity. As many of you know, we’re also on the road this summer with Quaker Chewy and Nick Jonas looking for the next young superstar (check it out here!)

Tunes from early childhood education classes are music to DFW parents’ ears, Star-Telegram – Realizing the positive impact music education can have on kids, these Dallas-Fort Worth parents are starting their kids off right by enrolling them in classes early. Some of these kids begin clapping and swaying along as young as three weeks old!

If you’ve recently come across an interesting article or trend, share a link in the comments below and we’ll add it to our next round up.

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