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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Modern Band Workshop to Help Music Educators Get Kids Rocking | UKNow

Photo: Connie Sapienza
"The University of Kentucky School of Music will host a Modern Band Workshop that teaches methods for getting kids to perform, improvise and compose using popular styles that they know and love including rock 'n' roll, pop, reggae, hip-hop, and rhythm and blues." inform

"Modern Band" by Little Kids Rock 

The workshop will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the College of Fine Arts Building room 22.

“Modern Band” is a new kind of school music program invented by Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit organization that partners with public school districts to provide classrooms with musical instruments and resources. The organization offers classes that feature guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, vocals and technology at no cost to teachers or school districts. Through their programming, Little Kids Rock not only donates instruments and resources, but also builds lasting programs and children's enthusiasm towards music.

This workshop, organized by UK Assistant Professor of Music Education Martina Vasil, will help music education college students and music teachers learn how to teach popular music to children through primarily informal learning techniques.

Source: UKNow (press release) and Little Kids Rock Channel (YouTube)