Creative expression for youth


As the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of free music instruction and instruments to public schools, Little Kids Rock has changed the lives of more than 300,000 children across the country by providing access to fun, engaging music classes and brand new instruments at no cost to the students, teachers, or school districts.

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With support from Bohemian Foundation, Little Kids Rock has served more than 7,000 children in Fort Collins. It has become part of music programs offered by 56 teachers at 26 schools in Poudre School District. More than 1,500 instruments have been distributed to music programs through our partnership.

Little Kids Rock does more than provide instruments like guitars, drums, and keyboards.

Little Kids Rock builds Modern Band programs that focus on teaching kids to perform, improvise, and compose in the popular music genres they already know and love, like rock, pop, blues, hip-hop, country, reggae, and R&B. Bohemian Foundation is a sponsor of Modern Band Rockfest and Symposium, an annual conference for music teachers, arts administrators, and higher education leaders from across the country.

Bohemian Foundation also provides funding to Amp Up NYC, a partnership among the New York City Department of Education, Berklee College of Music, and Little Kids Rock. The program offers culturally relevant, youth-centered music education.