Colleges & Universities

Little Kids Rock is the original pioneer of “Modern Band” in the United States public school system. The increasing presence of Modern Band and popular music education at the primary and secondary levels presents forward-looking music teacher education programs with an excellent opportunity to fully prepare their students to teach in the classrooms of tomorrow.

As a leader in the field of culturally relevant, inclusive and student-centered music education, we partner with colleges and universities across the country to help share best practices, develop leadership and create sustainable coursework in popular music education approaches.

Incorporate Modern Band pedagogies into your pre-service music teacher education programs and receive hands-on instruction and popular music instruments. Apply Now!

Place your student teachers in highly-effective urban music programs where they have the opportunity to see vetted master teachers bring culturally relevant music education to students in urban school districts. Learn More

Our annual Modern Band conference convenes hundreds of Modern Band leaders from across the country. Join Us

Our staff guest lectures are an excellent way to introduce your music education majors to Modern Band and our unique pedagogy. Learn More