Engaging and connecting students through music in 2020

Welcome to the first issue of TR Backstage. For those of you who are new, the mission of TeachRock.org is basically threefold: to keep the arts in the DNA of the public education system; to create a new methodology to teach a generation that is smarter, faster, and has absolutely no patience; and eventually, to substantially affect the dropout rate.

Alice Cooper: The Godfather of Shock Rock

The Digital Divide

Grace'S Rockin' Roll Adventure

A Principal without a School: Interview with Dr. Ginger Frady

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.

Alice Cooper - THE GODFATHER

The innovator of Shock Rock, Alice Cooper has been alarming audiences with ghoulish theatrical performances earning him critical praise and countless accolades for over 50 years.

Album of the Month

ALICE COOPER - School's Out

Five albums into the Alice Cooper band’s run, the 1972 album, School’s Out is the most talked about Alice Cooper album of all time. With Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce providing ear screeching licks and pounding riffs it’s a must listen to for those who love hard rock. The album’s title track has been covered by countless bands and is played by Alice to this day.



Looking at tech to student ratio and what schools can provide or not.
Ignite + Influence

Grace's Rockin' Roll Adventure

Just in time for back-to-school, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation is partnering with the Center for Functional Learning and are collaborating on the first children’s book to integrate a new story with the TeachRock curriculum.

November 18, 1956
Legendary pianist Fats Domino appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and performed his version of the hit "Blueberry Hill."
November 9, 1962
Motown Records released "You've Really Got a Hold on Me,"performed by the Miracles, one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, soul and R&B music history.
November 2, 1978
English new wave band The Police released the debut album "Outlandos d'Amour." The album received mixed reviews but later ranked no. 428 out of “500 greatest albums of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine.
November 12, 1984
Niles Rodgers produced Madonna’s second album “Like a Virgin”. The album was released in the U.S. on Sire records and solidified her position as a street-smart, dance queen.
November 6, 1995
Queen released the album "Made in Heaven." It was the last album to feature the band's original lineup and the first to be released after Freddie Mercury's death.
November 17, 2003
Britney Spears, at 21 years old, became the youngest singer to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Nearly 2,000 fans turned out for the pop stars award ceremony.
January 17, 2015
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard charts and remained there for 14 weeks. The song officially reigns as Billboards no. 1 Hot 100 hit of the decade for the 2010’s.
Teach Talk


Dr. Frady leads Orangethorpe elementary school in California to a successful distance learning 360 curriculum in a title 1 school.

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