The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Partners with Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock

Launched by Stevie Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, provides free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more.

Join TeachRock Star Teacher Stephanie Arnell for a series of workshops at Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame this fall!

Ms. Arnell is a veteran Freeport Public Schools educator who has helped her district embrace arts integration and had fun doing it! She’s excited to share her tips, tricks, and the free TeachRock lesson plans she uses with you.The workshops run from 10:30-Noon and are free.All attendees are:

  • Granted free access to the museum following the event
  • Eligible for NY CTLE credits through TeachRock


Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame
97 Main St.
StonyBrook, NY 11790

TeachRock improves students’ lives by filling every classroom with the sound, stories, and science of music.

TeachRock aspires to:

  • Keep the arts in the DNA of school systems
  • Empower teachers with a methodology to engage a generation with the internet in their pockets
  • Create inclusive spaces through the arts by providing teachers well researched, abundance-framed classroom resources featuring positive representations of all Americans
  • Eventually, increase graduation rates currently hosts more than 300 free, standards-aligned resources that use music to help K-12 students succeed in science, math, social studies, language arts, and more. Nearly 60,000 educators representing all 50 states are registered at

TeachRock’s Partner District and Schools Program operates in 102 sites in seven states. TeachRock Partners receive cyclic professional development and technical assistance in curricular implementation with the goal of creating more inclusive and supportive classrooms through arts integration. Over 40% of students in participating partner sites are students of color.

The Rock and Soul Forever Foundation is CTLE Certified to offer K-12 professional development in New York and is an official partner of the Connecticut Department of Education.

TeachRock evaluates the Partner District and Schools Program using the Engagement versus Disaffection with Learning (EvsD) teacher report questionnaire (Skinner, et. al., 2009). This vetted instrument measures behavior and emotional patterns by students as a way to gauge increased engagement with the learning process. Initial findings demonstrate that TeachRock resources generate a marked increase in student engagement.

We invite you to view TeachRock in action in a:


Teachers who are interested in learning more about TeachRock can contact Tom Needham at

MLK and Black History Month with TeachRock!

Brought to you by LIMEHOF and TeachRock

Thursday, January 11, 2024

6:00 to 7:30 pm (Pizza served for dinner!)

Long Island Teachers are invited to join TeachRock Ambassador Stephanie Arnell for a wonderful evening featuring TeachRock’s MLK and Black History Month Lessons. 

This TeachRock PD, presented in partnership with LIMEHOF, will cover resources for the MLK Holiday and Black History Month. Participants can expect to have their hearts filled with great music and their minds filled with wonderful lessons to bring to their students! 

TeachRock’s free, open source lessons utilize popular music of all eras and genres to access academic content. All TeachRock lessons include outstanding video content and primary source documents that bring academic content and state standards to life! 

Teachers and Administrators need to reserve a seat at:

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