Little Kids Rock, Inc.

Little Kids Rock restores and revitalizes public school music education. We inspire children to express themselves through music, building the creativity, confidence, and self-esteem that are critical to success in school and beyond. We accomplish this by: pioneering innovative teaching methods, preparing teachers to utilize our methods and materials, providing musical instruments and instruction.
Mar 3, 2011

Songs out of Egypt

Little Kids Rock class
Little Kids Rock class

Music can transform a child’s life and the ambiance of an entire school. Consider the impact you can make with a donation of $50, which puts an instrument into a child’s hands.

12-year-old Nailah found her confidence in a Jersey City Little Kids Rock classroom 5,600 miles away from her native Egypt. Her school principal observed her struggling to communicate and relying heavily on her translator.

Days later, he stopped into a Little Kids Rock teacher’s classroom and witnessed something that brought a tear to his eye. The teacher asked the group who would like to audition for a solo in Mariah Carey’s song, All I Want For Christmas Is You, and Nailah was the first person to stand up and sing the song to a group of 60 kids in the packed classroom.  Students passing by the room ducked in to see who was singing.

Music has the power to create an atmosphere of cooperation and support. 

“Students were captivated by her confidence and were non-judgmental of her pronunciation issues with the English text,” her teacher said.  The principal goes on to address bullying, a troubling issue in schools today.  “If we want to stop bullying, I think we should get Little Kids Rock into more schools,” the principal said.

So you see how your generous contribution helps break down the barriers that isolate children by providing them with free instruments, free music lessons, and a support system of teachers and peers who appreciate them for who they are.

Thank you for helping Little Kids Rock build a better environment for our children, and please give as generously as you can.

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Dec 16, 2010

A Blizzard of Thanks for More Kids Making Music

LKR student with the new guitar he won.
LKR student with the new guitar he won.

Dear Rockin' Supporters

Little Kids Rock’s strength is in viewing music education in a new way -- LKR is engaging kids who are not motivated by traditional music programs, like 12-year-old Quentin Richardson, who, after three years in Little Kids Rock has remarkable skills  http://littlekidsrock.org/crazy_train.html  that won him a Jackson® Randy RhoadsTM guitar.  Thanks to your help, Little Kids Rock is now reaching nearly 63,000 children nationwide with music education that that uses the music kids know and love to give them a learning experience that resonates (pun intended!)

Music has the power to change children's lives – shy kids become bolder, angry and aggressive kids mellow out.  Playing music together helps children learn about teamwork and can motivate them to overcome the challenges in their lives.  Our challenge, as adults, is that more children than ever before have returned to silent classrooms this year, because budget cuts eliminated their school music programs. 

Please take advantage of the last few days of 2010 to send a message to kids like Quentin – let them know they have advocates who appreciate what they are learning and know that MUSIC MATTERS in a child’s education.  

Visit our project – Give 3,000 students access to music education (#1464) – and please give as generously as you can, so that more kids can receive the lifelong gift of music through LKR's free instruments and innovative lessons that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the music they love.  

You have the power to help a child be positive, focused, and creative – attributes that will help them throughout their lives. 

Keep on Rockin'

Little Kids Rock

Oct 4, 2010

October 12-21 -- you have even more power to change a kid's life through music

Jade at BB King
Jade at BB King's

Dear Rockin' Supporters

Music has the power to change children's lives.  A young girl from Jersey City named Jade knows it.  She even wrote a song called "Change" -- a powerful testament to how music has changed her life: http://littlekidsrock.org/change.html

Jade has written several songs, and was chosen from among more than 400 students to be a grand prize winner in Little Kids Rock's 2010 songwriting contest.  Another thing about Jade that makes her new found talent so remarkable: she is partially deaf.  Before she was involved with Little Kids Rock, Jade rarely spoke up in class – now the entire school turns out to hear her sing and play.

By putting children in touch with their creative sides, music can motivate children to overcome the challenges in their lives.  Little Kids Rock’s challenge is that more children than ever before have returned to silent classrooms this year, because budget cuts eliminated music programs from public schools.

Starting on October 12, www.GlobalGiving.org is matching all donations – and as a special incentive for Little Kids Rock to invite all our friends to meet the challenge of restoring and revitalizing music education, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds between Oct 12-21 ... AND another $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors. 

Please take advantage of this special opportunity to leverage your gift.  Visit our project between Oct 12th and 21stGive 3,000 students access to music education (#1464) – and give as generously as you can, so that more kids can receive the lifelong gift of music through LKR's free instruments and innovative lessons that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the music they love.

Like Jade says, “It's time to change, Be right and rearrange.”

You have the power to change a child's life, and maybe even to save it. 

Keep on Rockin'

Little Kids Rock

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