The Dirt Farmer Foundation’s CAUSE it’s MAY: Little Kids Rock

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Playing Music is more than just "Fun" for Kids
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit organization that provides free music instruction and instruments to under-served public school districts across the United States. The organization is known for restoring and revitalizing music education in US public schools

Little Kids Rock is determined to build a world, through music, where kids can lead creative, rich, purposeful loves. Little Kids Rock won't rest until every student has the opportunity to unlock his or her inner music-maker. That is Little Kids Rock’s mission, and since 2002, they have given more than 400,000 underserved schoolchildren across the U.S. access to fun, engaging, Modern Band music classes and brand new instruments at no cost to the students, teachers, or school districts. Learn more about Little Kids Rock HISTORY here.

Today, Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to underprivileged children in US public schools, and has served more than 400,000 students at over 1,700 schools in 29 cities nationwide. Little Kids Rock Honorary Board Members include Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Steven Van Zandt, Carlos Santana, Ziggy Marley and other famous friends in the music industry. Click HERE to find a Little Kids Rock LOCATION.

Little Kids Rock trains public school TEACHERS and donates all of the instruments, curricular resources and support they need to ensure that their kids receive the right to rock! What makes Little Kids Rock different is that they do more than just donate instruments like guitars, drums and keyboards; they build lasting music programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise and compose the popular music genres that they already know and love, like rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae and R&B. Learn more about the MISSION of Little Kids Rock here.


Little Kids Rock partners with public school districts in some of the nation’s most economically disadvantaged communities with the goal of ensuring that all students (K-12) have access to music education and its many benefits. They do this by building Modern Band programs in their partner districts. Teachers apply to be trained to use Little Kids Rock innovative and transformational methodology. After their training is complete, teachers receive a donation of curricula, instruments and other resources so that they can launch Modern Band music programming for students at their schools. Learn more about HOW Little Kids Rock WORKS here.

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Every Kid Deserves Music Education. Playing music is more than just ‘fun’ for kids - it is transformational and vital. Yet budget cuts have forced many school music programs to close, especially in schools serving low-income communities. Little Kids Rock provides free training, instruments, and resources to teachers who want to run rockin’ music programs in their school. Any full-time public school teacher in one of Little Kids Rock 29 current cities is eligible to apply for the next modern band workshop in their district. Applicants don’t need to have advanced abilities on all instruments, but only a basic proficiency on the guitar. If you are a TEACHER and want to know more, click HERE.

GET INVOLVED. Little Kids Rock can't do what they do without the HELP of the community of sponsors, volunteers, teachers and donors. If you want to get involved you can Be a friend, Help raise funds, Become a sponsor, Become a Little Kids Rock Teacher Learn more here.


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