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.
Aug 16, 2010

Our Wish is for No Silent Classrooms

Gene Simmons visits LKR School in East L.A.
Gene Simmons visits LKR School in East L.A.

This September, more kids than ever before will be returning to silent classrooms because school budget cuts eliminated their music programs. Little Kids Rock is reversing that trend by teaching kids to play contemporary music, how to improvise and how to compose their own music.

Here is a song written by one of our middle school students. Her song is called "Change." I think it illustrates quite powerfully how music has changed her life: www.littlekidsrock.org/change.html

Little Kids Rock will be going back to school with 54,000 low-income students rockin’ in 24 cities nationwide. You and all our friends at Global Giving can help us reach 75,000 kids by the end of 2010.

Also, two exciting new things will help us spread the word and build momentum –

MTV will feature Little Kids Rock on its show “Made” on August 19th at 5 pm (check your local listings). The Little Kids Rock segment will be in the first half hour :)

"Gene Simmons Family Jewels" on A&E. is featuring Gene’s visit to Little Kids Rock students in East LA. The episode, entitled "For The Love of Rock," premieres on August 24th at 9 pm (check your local listings).

Please tune in to see Little Kids Rock on television and help put music back where it belongs -- in our schools!

Thanks, and Keep on Rockin’,

Little Kids Rock

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Jun 14, 2010

Your gift is rockin’ overtime on June 16th – 150%

Dear Rockin’ Supporters,

http://littlekidsrock.org/therain.html

These are our kids at a school that had NO music program whatsoever. It's an original song by the kid who is rapping. He was a gang member and well on the road to dropping out of school to a life on the streets. NOW...he is at school every single day. Why?

Music – it has transformed his life.

Thanks to your help Little Kids Rock is now reaching over 54,000 underprivileged students nationwide with free musical instruments and lessons.

We love this work, and we are so grateful to you for helping to make it happen.

Our challenge is to raise $914,000 to reach 75,000 kids by year’s end – only $12.19 per student, so please support changing a kid’s life – or a group of kids.

Wednesday June 16th is a special day to ring out the school year and make your donation increase its impact. Global Giving is making a 50% match of any gift you give by visiting our link http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/music-education/

Please take advantage of this special opportunity to leverage your gift and help put music back where it belongs -- in our schools!

Keep on Rockin’,

Little Kids Rock

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Apr 8, 2010

Over 50,000 students served!

Flashback Little Kids Rock Band
Flashback Little Kids Rock Band

Dear Rockin’ Supporters,

Thanks to your help Little Kids Rock is now reaching over 50,000 underprivileged students nationwide with free musical instruments and lessons!

Sabian announced a donation of 100 cymbal sets to Little Kids Rock, complementing a recent donation of 100 drum kits by Musician’s Friend. Little Kids Rock also named drummer Chad Smith to its honorary board.

A group of our students in Nashville performed for Governor Bredesen at the holiday tree lighting in December, and recently performed for LKR sponsor Hot Topic. Check out the story by clicking the link below. http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/music_beat/videos/vid_216.shtml

We are also expanding our program into new cities, with chapter launches in Minneapolis and New Orleans scheduled for this fall.

Thank you for supporting Little Kids Rock, and keep an eye open for more news you can use.

Keep on Rockin’, Little Kids Rock

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