Little Kids Rock

Little Kids Rock “transforms lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools.” Using genres including hip hop, rock, pop, Latin, and others, our modern band program empowers teachers to build music classrooms as diverse as the kids they serve.


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  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Modern Band Music Education

    Little Kids Rock’s modern band program unlocks students’ inner music makers! Using the music that kids already know and love (styles like pop, hip hop, and Latin), modern band empowers students to play their favorite songs within minutes of picking up an instrument; boosting self-confidence, improving school attendance, and giving them the tools for a lifelong healthy, creative self-expression. By training additional teachers to launch modern band programs, more kids in LA County will have access to diverse, student-centered music education.

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    Modern Band Los Angeles County

    LKR will democratize music education across LA County through the expansion of our modern band program. Modern band trains and equips music teachers to connect learning to the music that kids already know and love—including rock, pop, Latin, and hip-hop, and others—performed with guitars, keyboards, drums, vocals, and technology. The program has resulted in increased participation in music, as well as improved social, emotional, and academic outcomes especially for students who do not feel represented by traditional music education offerings.