LKRLogoWith music education cut or barely surviving in many elementary schools, a San Francisco non-profit is stepping in to help with a different sort of music program. It's there to help the Little Kids Rock.

broken stringzSome of the kids from last year's music class at Santa Rosa Charter School formed their own band, Broken Stringz, and performed at this back-to-school event last AugustJust about any kid who is interested can take part in his afterschool guitar classes, says Santa Rosa Charter School teacher Bill Singer. They just have to be able to physically handle the instrument.

bill singerBill SingerThe Little Kids Rock organization provides a bit of basic training for teachers, Singer explains, but mostly leaves it up to each site to concentrate on making music.

The benefit concert for LIttle Kids Rock is happening at New George's Nightclub in San Rafael on Sunday, May 6, beginning at 6 pm. There will be an auction of rock memorabilia and other items before the performance. For a preview, check out these rehearsal videos of the kids from Santa Rosa Charter School.

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