Little Kids Rock has empowered my students to explore their creativity, self expression, and passion for music. The pedagogy insures confidence building and a fundamental comfort with the instruments students choose to play. I had always dreamed of starting a guitar class but didn't have the resources. When I met Dave Wish not only was I able to start the class but now we have a successful program where kids can play a variety of instruments, explore the music that they know and love, write their own music, and, most importantly, perform for their peers and community. Our students have made connections with business leaders, mayors, and rock stars, and they know that there is an amazing world available to them that they have entered because of Little Kids rock.
Little Kids Rock has changed my entire role as a teacher. I get to spend my entire teaching time working at two different schools teaching guitar classes to grades 6-12! The successes everyday I have seen with my students are something that will stay with me forever!
Can you imagine a world where Music Education's funding gets smaller and smaller every year? Welcome to the world we live in. This is where Little Kids Rock comes in. Little Kids Rock supplements schools budget for instruments and provides valuable materials to music teacher to help keep their curriculum fresh and interesting. We are a group of guitarists and musicians in the Baltimore Metro area. We looked long and hard for a group charity. All signs took us to Little Kids Rock. Read some of the touching stories, watch the kids in their videos and see the pride and confidence they extrude. There's no better musical charity for our money. Help them out so they can reach more cities. The Baltimore Guitarist Group loves Little Kids Rock!!!
During my tenure with the Hot Topic Foundation Board, I have had the opportunity to interact with Little Kids Rock on numerous occasions. Our Board has granted funds to Little Kids Rock since 2005 and partnered with them on numerous initiatives and events. The enthusiasm from the LKR team is contagious and inspiring. They are also one of the most organized, planful and stategic-thinking organizations I have worked with. Little Kids Rock supports a terrific cause and goes about supporting this cause "smartly".