Little Kids Rock works with a national network of teachers to bring highly inclusive, culturally responsive, student-centered music education to students. Using genres including rock, pop, Latin, and rap, our program empowers teachers to build music programs as diverse as the students they serve. More than 550,000 kids currently participate in Little Kids Rock programs nationwide.


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2019 – 2020 Outcomes

Our program changes kids’ lives! In 2014 we began evaluating our effectiveness using assessment tools developed in collaboration with The Center for Arts Education Research at Teachers College at Columbia University. Check out our most recent findings! They indicate that as a result of Little Kids Rock programs:

Read Our 2019-2020 Outcomes Report

Benefits of Music Education

The research is clear: children who participate in music programming benefit in so many ways. They have greater self-confidence, increased creative thinking skills, and higher graduation rates. These attributes help kids live more collaborative, empathetic, and successful lives.

Check out more research on why music matters provided by our friends at the NAMM Foundation.

If we want harmony in the world, we must invest in harmony.

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