Sign Up for Professional Development

Little Kids Rock supports school teachers across the country with professional development to help them change kids’ lives. Our courses 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. During this unprecedented time, all of our professional development is online, with upcoming courses below. To learn more about each professional development, visit our Course Catalog.


Upcoming Virtual Certification Courses

The following certification courses are open to all educators! Completion of one or more of the following courses provides you with professional development hours, certifies you as a Little Kids Rock teacher, and renders you eligible to join the Little Kids Rock teacher community. All dates listed for each applicable course must be completed.

Chicago, IL
Digital Songwriting & Production 161
March 11, March 18, & March 25 from 3:30PM – 5:30PM CT
Hosted in coordination with Chicago Public Schools
Open to all educators nationally!

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National
Digital Songwriting & Production 162
March 9, March 16, & March 23 from 4PM – 6PM PT
Pre-Requisite: Digital Songwriting & Production 161
Open to all educators nationally!

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Connecticut
Digital Songwriting & Production 161
April 21, April 28, & May 5 from 4PM – 6PM ET

Open to all educators nationally!

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What Do You Get?

After attending a certification course, teachers receive the following benefits:

  • Access to future courses at no cost.
  • 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 deeply 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 certified courses will qualify for an exclusive offer from Soundtrap for Education.
  • Special offers from our partners including MasterClass, GuitarInstructor.com, Fender Play, and others; these include resources for you and your classroom such as composition tools, play-along apps, private lessons, and more!

Upcoming Virtual Elective Professional Developments

The following elective professional developments are open to all educators! To become a certified Little Kids Rock teacher and receive the eligible benefits, teachers must complete one of our certification courses.

New York City
Next Steps on Songwriting 181
April 6 from 4:45PM – 6:45PM ET
Open to all educators nationally!

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New York City
Virtual Music Performance 186
March 17 from 4:45PM – 6:45PM ET
Open to all educators nationally!

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National
Creative Composition with Google Song Maker
March 27 from 10:00AM – 11:30AM PT
Open to all educators nationally!

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Miami, FL
Virtual Music Performance 186 & 187
April 24 from 10:00AM – 1:30PM ET
Hosted in coordination with Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Open to all educators nationally!

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Dallas, TX
Music Listening & Exploration 179
March 29 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM CT
Hosted in coordination with Dallas Independent School District
Open to all educators nationally!

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Maine
Music Listening & Exploration 179
April 7 from 3:30PM – 5:30PM ET
Hosted in coordination with Maine Department of Education
Open to all educators nationally!

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Maine
Q&A for Maine Educators
March 31 from 3:30PM – 5:00PM ET
Hosted in coordination with Maine Department of Education
Open to all educators from Maine!

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Miami, FL
Hip Hop in Modern Band
May 8 from 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET
Hosted in coordination with Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Open to all educators nationally!

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New York City
Virtual Music Performance 187
March 24 from 4:45PM – 6:45PM ET
Open to all educators nationally!

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

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 courses above completely FREE for educators. There is no cost affiliated with attending these courses or joining the Little Kids Rock community.