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Kids Like Blues Band performs at Sage Hospitality Leadership Conference

The Kids Like Blues Band played a major corporate event at the Del Mar Hilton! All 30 students in Mr. Schwartz’s second grade class were invited by Sage Hospitality, one of the country’s leading hotel and restaurant management companies, to perform on March 13th for their Community Day at the Del Mar Hilton during their 2013 Leadership Conference. What a blast! The kids were treated like royalty and had the time of their lives. Sage Hospitality generously donated two brand new touchscreen laptops to the band’s classroom at Garrison Elementary in Oceanside, CA and paid for their transportation. Just getting

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Gifted Education Conference features Kids Like Blues Band’s work!

The Kids Like Blues Band‘s work was recently featured at the California Association for the Gifted “Magic of The Mind” 51st Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA. Kids Like Blues guitarist and classroom teacher Jon Schwartz was the featured presenter at the workshop  “Using the Performing Arts to Teach The Academic Standards“. He shared videos that the class has worked on, which illustrate how they use classic American blues music to teach language arts, English fluency, US History, technology like blogs and Photoshop, the visual and performing arts, and self-esteem. Although we’re known to many as the “World’s Youngest Blues Band”, our performing

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Our Goal

Once we’ve used the music as a springboard to teach academic content standards, our goal is to take our work to completion by performing it onstage and recording it together in digital multitrack audio and video editing programs.

The students even learn how to operate programs like iMovie, Photoshop and Garage Band.

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So far our performances have included playing a street fair, for a large audience of staff and students at the Cal State San Marcos College of Education and on local TV news and KPBS TV (watch these performances on our videos page). We're a real band, and we're learning and rocking! We have about ten songs in our repertoire.

For Your Further Interest

Check out these educational links, including Mr. Schwartz's approach to using fishing and hands-on science to motivate and engage students.

Social Connect

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Video: Sweet Home Chicago

Kids Like Blues Plays Sweet Home Chicago
Click video still to watch the Kids Like Blues Band music video, "Sweet Home Chicago."

Blues & Thematic Teaching


Click video still to view how our program works and details how we cover specific academic content standards.

In the News

We have been featured by US Dept. of Education, KPBS, and more. Click here to view what all the buzz is about.