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.
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.
We invite you to use the Facebook & Twitter links above to get the very latest on our music and appearances.
Video: 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.