In conjunction with the release of the Brian Wilson biopic Love & Mercy, the Beach Boys co-founder has re-recorded the film’s title track with local public school students who benefit from Little Kids Rock’s free Modern Band music program. See the “Love & Mercy” music video here.
Little Kids Rock is the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of popular music instruction, instruments, and curricula to nearly 1,300 public schools in 30 cities, having served more than 400,000 children since 2002 with weekly music lessons rooted in popular music genres like rock, funk, pop, reggae, and more.
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that is dedicated to unlocking children’s inner music-makers by revitalizing music education programming in public schools. The organization partners with school districts to train public school teachers to run its innovative Modern Band curriculum and donates all of the accompanying instruments and resources necessary to teach popular music. Little Kids Rock started as a schoolteacher’s vision to give his students access to music education that is relevant to them while diminishing budgets for the arts made that more and more difficult to do. What began as a single after-school guitar class has since exploded into a national movement that is bringing free, weekly music lessons to more than 135,000 public school children due to the efforts of nearly 1,200 teachers nationwide. To date, Little Kids Rock has served over 325,000 students. More info can be found at www.littlekidsrock.org.