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Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Donates £100,000 to National Non-Profit Little Kids Rock to Support Music Education in Chicago Public Schools (CPS)

By |September 21, 2020|

Grant to expand Little Kids Rock’s “Music Expanded” multi-year partnership with CPS to bring innovative “Modern Band” music education programs to 100,000 underserved Chicago students, provide instruments and training for 300 teachers VERONA, NJ  – October 20, 2018 – In 2010, the U.K.-based Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation started a grant program with [...]

S. Mark Taper Foundation Donates $75,000 to National Non-Profit Little Kids Rock to Support Music Education in Los Angeles County Schools

By |September 21, 2020|

Little Kids Rock’s Innovative “Modern Band” music education program expanded to benefit more than 25,100 public school students; Hundreds of instruments donated to Los Angeles-Area Schools 57 Teachers in Los Angeles County Schools learn new national renowned curriculum shown to inspire at-risk youth with culturally relevant instruction LOS ANGELES, CA  – February [...]

Little Kids Rock Launches Popular Music Program in Thirty Five Connecticut Public Schools and Donates More Than $140,000 in Instruments, Training, and Curriculum

By |September 21, 2020|

National nonprofit donates music education program benefitting more than 3,000 Connecticut Public School students. HARTFORD, CT – Feb. 18, 2017 – On Saturday, February 18, as a part of a statewide initiative built on the success of its programs in Hartford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, Little Kids Rock hosted teachers from [...]

Why “Amp Up NYC” May Kickstart a Resurgence in Public School Music Education

By |September 21, 2020|

Berklee College of Music and Little Kids Rock, an organization that trains public school teachers and supports pop/rock-based music education classes, have partnered with the New York City Department of Education to expand the district’s Modern Band music program to an additional 60,000 students in 600 city schools. You read that right: 60,000 studentsin 600 [...]

Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation and Graystone Builders Inc. Partner to Bring Music Education to New Hampshire

By |September 19, 2020|

$85,000 to support New Hampshire Rocks!, a new statewide initiative of  New Hampshire Department of Education Thirteen New Hampshire schools are the recipients of generous contributions from state and national partners to launch New Hampshire Rocks!, a program designed to expand students’ musical opportunities in school music education programs. [...]

Helping Kids to Rock in Hinsdale

By |September 15, 2020|

HINSDALE, N.H. –– For local music teacher Matt Kennedy, receiving assistance from one of his guitar heroes to expand the music program at Hinsdale Middle High School is what music is all about. “Carlos Santana is one of the musicians I grew up listening to,” Kennedy said during a Zoom [...]

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