Educational programs

Onsite Education Programs Return to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Registration open September 6th through September 23rd  

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is proud to announce the return of it’s onsite education programs with brand new topics and related online resources to enhance the experience. Now known as Rock Hall EDU, which combines online resources with onsite learning, three different educational programs are curated and taught inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by the Museum’s award-winning education team from October to January and again from February to May. Beginning September 6th teachers can head to and register for programs between October and January. Registration for programs that run from February to May will open in January. 

“Over the last two years we took the time to reflect on the educational impact and value our K-12 programming has for students and teachers in our community. We listened to feedback, looked at how our online resources were being used, and found ways to draw deeper connections between rock and roll, the classroom, and our Museum spaces,” said Jason Hanley, Vice President of Education and Fan Engagement,” Our goal remains the same – to provide the highest quality education programs possible. Rock Hall EDU brings together our online resources and onsite classes into one comprehensive educational offering.” 

For 2022-2023, onsite programs include: 

“We Shall Overcome”  

This class is designed to educate students from 5th to 12th grade, shining a light on various types of oppression and the strong responses from musical artists through positive and organized activism and music, answering questions such as: 

  • How did rock & roll help audiences break down racial segregation laws and practices of the 1950s? 
  • How has rock & roll protested war? 
  • How does rock & roll provide representation and support of LGBTQ+ community members? 

“From The Bronx to The Hall: Hip-Hop Culture’s Birth and Evolution”  

This class is designed to educate students from 5th to 12th grade, highlighting the musical revolution created by hip-hop, answering questions such as: 

  • How and why did hip-hop begin? 
  • How did hip-hop artists innovate new technology and create new sounds and musical structures? 
  • What are some of the lyrical messages in early hip-hop? 

Play It Loud!: The Musical Instruments of Rock & Roll”  

This class is designed to educate students from Kindergarten to 5th grade on the history of musical instruments and how they were used to create the unique sounds of rock & roll, including: 

  • What are the instrument families of rock & roll? 
  • How do different instruments contribute to the sound of a rock & roll song? 
  • How do musicians work as a team to play songs together? 

Additionally, group chaperones and leaders can use self-guided activities and resources on their mobile devices, including invitations to investigate specific exhibits and artifacts followed by guiding questions that ask students to reflect on what they observe. Guiding questions are also available for immersive experiences like The Garage and the Power of Rock, making these an exciting part of the students’ day.  

Following registration, teachers will receive pre- and post-visit materials for the program which are hosted online on Rock Hall EDU.  

About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: 

Rock Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. We share stories of the people, events, and songs that shape our world through digital content, innovative exhibits, live music, and engaging programs. At the Rock Hall, we are dedicated to making a difference. We intentionally foster a diverse and equitable Museum that encourages and embraces creativity and innovation. As a community leader, we value, empower, and respect all people. Diversity, Equity, Accessibility & Inclusion is more than just a policy. It supports our mission and defines our future. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us live or online – Visit or follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter (@rockhall), Instagram (@rockhall), TikTok (@RockHallFame), and YouTube ( Long Live Rock! 

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