State-of-the-art distance-learning program delivers unique music education to the classroom; First offering of its kind in Bronx, NY

CLEVELAND – Students at In-Tech Academy will have a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame educational program delivered right to their classroom. Using a high-tech, fully interactive videoconferencing system, these students will learn about the creation of hip-hop music and culture and gain insight into the world of music technology and production. Their teachers will be in Cleveland.

On Wednesday, May 7, at 1:40 p.m., Jason Hanley, an educator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, will be beamed into In-Tech Academy for the hour-long music education session.

Hanley will be talking to approximately 30 students about music and technology in a course called Hip-Hop Technology: From Turntables to Computers. The class includes a live demonstration in which students help to create a new musical composition using the latest computer music software. Students also relate the musical techniques innovated in hip-hop production to larger social issues.

This innovative class is part of On the Road, the Rock Hall’s award-winning distance-learning program that reaches fourth- through 12th-grade students all across the country and around the world. Over the past several years, the program has benefited over 10,000 student in 26 U.S. states and it has reached classrooms in Mexico, Canada and Australia.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is at the forefront of bringing popular culture into the classroom. The Museum’s state-of-the-art videoconferencing technology allows it to offer incredible educational experiences, teaching children and young adults the ways in which music has played a part in some of the most important social, cultural and political issues in modern history.

For more details about the Rock Hall’s educational programs, visit http://www.rockhall.com/student.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

The Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, the Museum is open until 9 p.m. Museum admission is $22 for adults, $17 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (9-12), $18 for adult residents of Greater Cleveland. Children under 8 and Museum members are free. The Museum is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. When you become a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world of rock and roll becomes yours to explore. Call 216.515.1939 for information on becoming a member. For general inquiries, please call 216.781.ROCK or visit http://www.rockhall.com.