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Phone: 973-746-8248
271 Grove Ave., Bldg E2
New Jersey 07044

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Direct beneficiaries per year: 110,000 students and 1,000 teachers make music a dynamic part of the school day.

Geographic areas served: California,Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC

Programs: Little Kids Rock recruits, trains and equips public school teachers to start music programs at their schools. Our unique approach focuses on popular music styles such as rock, funk, salsa, reggae, rap, pop, hip-hop and the like. Our curriculum reflects the diverse cultural backgrounds of our students, and students actually learn to compose, perform and record their own music.

Despite the evidence of the benefits of music education, public school music education is in crisis. LKR restores and revitalizes public school music education, by giving professional development to teachers and free musical instruments to schools. Music is a critical component of a first-rate education, and through music, we inspire children to build the creativity, confidence, and teamwork skills that are critical to success in school and career. We accomplish this by engaging children in learning the contemporary music they enjoy, maximizing the relevance and vitality of music learning in their lives.

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I have been teaching music for the last four years with Little Kids Rock and it has revolutionized my teaching. Their Modern Band approach to music for kids is so much fun - you forget how much you are learning. The tools they provide make it an easy access for the kids to learn the music they ... more »
Little Kids Rock (LKR) daily transforms lives through music. The teacher's lives are enriched and the students receive training that will positively impact their lives. Personally, I have seen children that have "given-up" on school, turn around their lives to becoming a leader in their school - ... more »
I learned more about Little Kids Rock from 1Love.org's website. I think what they do for underprivileged kids is fantastic. I especially like their grassroots approach and their commitment to the kids above all else. I highly recommend this organization! A... more »
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