Little Kids Rock provides K-12 and college educators with valuable music education resources, including professional development, curriculum, community, and equipment needed to implement modern band programs. Together, our teachers have brought the transformational gift of music education to more than one million U.S. public school children.

Our approach helps increase children’s access to music education, by working with teachers, administrators, school districts, and colleges to build large-scale music programs that are as diverse as the children they serve. Join our band!

Sign Up for Professional Development

Little Kids Rock supports school teachers across the country with professional development to help them change kids’ lives. Our workshops and their accompanying online music education resources are designed to build professional skills in new and innovative areas of school music pedagogy in order to help music teachers successfully run modern band programs. We offer both in-person and virtual trainings. 

In-Person Courses

Boulder Modern Band 101

6/25/2022 from 8:30AM – 3:30PM MT

Escuela Bilingue Pioneer
101 Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

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National Modern Band 101

7/12/2022 from 9:00AM – 3:30PM MT

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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National Modern Band 102

7/12/2022 from 9:00AM – 3:30PM MT

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Pre-Requisite: MUST take Modern Band 101 prior to taking Modern Band 102

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Live Virtual Courses

Modern Band 101

7/12/2022 from 9:00AM – 3:30PM MT

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Upon attending a professional development, teachers receive the following benefits:

  • Access to future professional developments!
  • Access to our private online community of more than 1,800 Modern Band practitioners from across the country, posting questions, sharing resources, and exchanging support every day.
  • A discounted registration rate to our Modern Band Summit conference.
  • Continued access to our curricular materials and online resources.
  • All attendees that complete one of our MB101 or MB102 professional developments will qualify for an exclusive offer from Soundtrap for Education.
  • Special offers from our partners including MasterClass,, Fender Play, and others; these include resources for you and your classroom such as composition tools, play-along apps, private lessons, and more!

To be notified about other upcoming workshops, click here and let us know a bit about yourself.

Elective Courses

Live Virtual Elective Courses

Social Emotional Learning in Modern Band 178

6/28/2022 from 4PM – 5:30PM ET

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NOTE: Little Kids Rock cares about teachers and the important work they do to transform the lives of their students.  In that spirit, we have made all of the available professional developments above completely FREE for educators. There is no cost affiliated with attending these courses or joining the Little Kids Rock community.

Free Resources for Educators

Try our classroom tested, standards-aligned lessons, song charts and teacher manual on the Jam Zone.

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Modern Band Summit

Each year, hundreds of educators, arts administrators, and higher education professionals gather to experience modern band as a community. Attendees can expect panels and keynote discussions from leading practitioners and thinkers in modern band and popular music education, as well as dozens of breakout sessions on topics including instrument skills, songwriting, technology, classroom management, stage presence, dance and movement, and more.

Learn about the Modern Band Summit