All children reading at grade level through singing


A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

The Rock 'n' Read Project


VISION

All children reading at grade level through singing

MISSION

Using singing to unlock children's potential for reading and learning


VALUES

  • Putting the child at the center
  • Singing to enable the brain to read and learn
  • Inspiring a love of learning through the joy of singing
  • Reading as a gateway to achievement and future success
  • The relentless pursuit of creative, enlivening, transformational approaches to learning
  • Honoring the communities we serve by listening to and learning from them
  • Inclusion and collaboration as we partner with schools and communities

PROBLEM

If you can’t read, you can’t succeed. 

SOLUTION

Neuroscience research has shown that the ability to keep a steady beat enables the brain for reading and learning. Singing is a highly effective (and fun) way to learn new vocabulary and increase comprehension and fluency. 

HISTORY

The Rock 'n' Read Project, a 501(c)3 Minnesota nonprofit organization, was founded in 2014 by Bill Jones and Ann Kay. The Rock ‘n’ Read Project uses research-based strategies that use singing to improve reading achievement.

PROJECT #1
Rock 'n' Read Bus
Mobile computer lab with TUNEin to Reading software program

PROJECT #2 
Rock 'n' Read Labs
Computer labs with TUNEin to Reading in schools