Little Kids Rock
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In March of 2011, I was fortunate enough to take the Little Kids Rock training program.  Through this program, the school received 30 new guitars for the music classroom, thanks to Fender Guitars!  During this two day training, we were taught how to accessibly teach students guitar, piano and drums.  

As a 6th-8th grade elective, students will have the opportunity to be part of a rock band!  All students will learn how to play simple chord progressions on the guitar and piano, as well as learn simple rhythms on the guitar and percussion.  We will culminate their rock band experience with a performance at the end of each quarter.  Stay tuned for updates on our road to fame!

With our new equipment thanks to a fantastic grant from Laird Norton Family Foundation and Twin Town Guitars we are looking good and ready to perform in style again this year!

 

Community Partnerships

During the 2012-2013 school year our Folwell rock band really took off!  We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play at 7th Street Entry (and again in 2014), The Cedar Cultural Center and two other Minneapolis Public Schools carnivals!  We are looking forward to continuing these partnerships (as well as expanding on them) during the 2013-2014 school year.

Our students were fortunate enough to work with guest artists Rey Rivera and Doug Little during the 2011-2012 school year.  Doug and Rey are musicians that perform and educate locally.  After 5 preparation sessions, Doug and Rey performed with us at the International Market Square on May 11, 2012 and even made a surprise appearance at our Showcase Concert on May 15, 2012.