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Volume 2, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2397-6721
  • E-ISSN: 2397-673X



This study is a descriptive evaluation of the work of Little Kids Rock, a US non-profit organization that provided at the time of data collection free music instruction and instruments to over 187,754 students, 1120 teachers, in 30 cities around the United States. Music teachers (=62 of 1120, 68% response rate) completed an end-of-the-year assessment of their perceptions of the learning outcomes of students involved with the programme. According to teachers’ perceptions: a majority of the programmes around the country utilize the acoustic guitar (94%), students have performed a few songs that they choose (66%), and students appear to be more engaged (76%) in their music classes. However, teachers believe that a majority of students have not composed an original song (68%), and cannot improvise on an instrument (68%). Implications for the future of the programme include better equipping teachers to teach songwriting and improvisation.


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