Engaging and connecting students through music in 2021

93% of US students spent at least part of 2020 going to school from behind a screen. No one saw this coming but TeachRock made sure to stay the course and continue to provide support to teachers nationwide but we couldn’t have done it without our donors, sponsors and backstage crew. We salute you and the celebrities that dedicated their time to our cause. 

Whatever it takes.​

Should our Newfound Remote Education Skills be the End of The Snow Day?

TeachRock Partners With
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A Conversation with Will Mosley from P.S. 149 Danny Kaye School in Brooklyn, NY


The Sound of Presidential Inaugurations

TR Backstage offers special thanks to the B&H foundation for being the first members of the Backstage Crew and helping launch this publication through their continued support.

Whatever it Takes.

Videos and Q&A with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.

Album of the Month

Rage Against the Machine
(Self-titled album)

Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 eponymous debut album defies genre. Rock? Yes. Rap? Yes. Metal? Yes. Revolutionary politics? Yes. In less than a year, RATM went from unknown to unmistakable. They are the rare band that creates a genre. For Rage Against The Machine sounds like no one, but anyone that attempts play in their style will surely sound like them. 


Should our newfound remote education skills be the end of the snow day?

In depth look at hybrid and virtual school and how snow days are handled for teachers and families.

Ignite + Influence

TeachRock Partners with
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame partners with Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation to provide groundbreaking teaching materials on the history of hip hop, a collaboration made possible by two leading educational teams. 

January 7, 1955
The talented and fiercely driven Marian Anderson was the first African American singer to perform as a member of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
January 13, 1962
Two years after it’s original release and #1 status, Chubby Checker’s song “The Twist”, goes #1 for the second time due to the “Twist” dance craze sweeping the country.
January 20, 1970
Motown singer, Marvin Gaye releases the single “What’s Going On” after witnessing police brutality against protestors over the Vietnam War.
January 3, 1987
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first female artist Grammy-winning, Queen of Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin.
January 5, 1991
Madonna’s release of “Justify My Love” co-written with Lenny Kravitz goes to number 1 while MTV bands the video sending it straight to home video release creating even more excitement.
January 9, 2002
Michael Jackson is honored with the Artist of the Century award at the American Music Awards. He has also won more AMA’s than any other male artist.
January 12, 2019
Missy Elliott was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, making her the first female hip-hop artist to receive the honor.
Teach Talk

A Conversation with Will Mosley from P.S. 149 Danny Kaye School in Brooklyn, NY

We featured footage of Will Mosley’s classroom from the Stand With Teachers event in December 2020 and then sat down for a chat between classes.

Plan It!


An important element in creating new laws in the United States of America is direct democracy – the involvement of the public. Public pressure on elected representatives to act on a particular issue can play a substantial role in a bill becoming a law.

The Sound of Presidential Inaugurations

At TeachRock, we believe one of the greatest tools for reflection is music, and the history of important American artists appearing at presidential inaugurations reinforces this power.

Listen Up
Tom Morello and Steven Van Zandt.

Musicians That Got What It Takes

Music has the power to culturally, morally, and emotionally influence us. The music on this playlist uses sound, messages, and moods to make deep, positive impacts on their listeners. These are some artists that have influenced the life and sounds of Tom Morello.

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