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Teacher Summit: Popular Music Education

Search for Archival Materials

Search through the Rock Hall's archival collections here, including photographs, manuscripts, business records, posters, handbills, recordings, and much more from performers, bands, record label executives, recording studios, and the fans themselves!

Journal of Popular Music Studies

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Director of Education, Dr. Jason Hanley,  guest-edited  a special issue on the topic of Popular Music Pedagogy in the Journal of Popular Music Studies, Volume 21, Issue 1, March 2009.

His article, co-written with Susan Oehler, titled "Perspectives of Popular Music Pedagogy in Practice: An Introduction"  appears on  pages 2–19.

Click below to read that article here.


These are subscription databases available only within the Library + Archives.

Useful Internet Resources

These resources are academically friendly and available anywhere you have an internet connection. 

Rock Hall Teacher Summit

The Rock Hall's Teacher Summits bring K-12 and post-secondary teachers together with arts education specialists, historians, community educators, curriculum designers, performers, and music therapists to learn how to use popular music effectively to teach across the disciplines. Work alongside the Rock Hall’s award-winning education department and explore how you can integrate rock and roll into your own classroom curriculum. Walk through classroom-tested activities that can deepen your students’ engagement with popular music while meeting and exceeding state and national content standards – whether your focus is language arts, social studies, music, technology, or other content areas. Regardless of your specialty, rock & roll can help you electrify your classroom and make learning come alive for your students. Sign up for the Rock Hall Newsletter, at the bottom of the Education homepage, to receive updates on the next Teacher Summit!

Books on Music Education

Theses and Dissertations on Popular Music Education

Popular Music on the WWW

Music Streaming Services

There are many music streaming services available, some that require a fee.  Listed below are some of the streaming services that are available for free with a registration.  Many of these services are also connected to Facebook.  If you have a Facebook account, you can sign in that way.

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