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Jon Schwartz’s music, teaching, and adventure videos have been featured by Nat Geo TV, Edutopia, KPBS, and the US Dept. of Education. Watch the Rockin’ Teacher and his students belt the blues, blog, and use music and technology to learn academics. See how the Rockademix program he founded provides kids, teachers and schools with an arts-based curriculum. Watch him catch and release marlin from kayaks on Nat Geo!

Thematic Teaching Using Blues Music

Jon’s students use the blues to learn the ABC’s and experience Americana. Read More

Sweet Home Chicago

Jon and his students (The Kids Like Blues Band) do a Robert... Read More

Jon on Nat Geo TV: Marlin From Kayaks

Jon catching marlin from kayaks on Nat Geo TV’s Hooked: Monster Fish. Read More

Blues Band Stranded on a Desert Island!

1st graders showing INCREDIBLE problem-solving skills. Must see! Read More

Fostering Community With Music

A Japanese tsunami refugee discovers herself in Jon’s class through the... Read More

Jon’s 1st Graders: Blogs and Photoshop!

Watch Jon’s 6-year-old students blog and use Photoshop! Read More

Rockademix Components Video

Detailing the K-5 arts-based nonprofit curriculum Jon created. Read More

Kids Like Blues Band plays “Let it Rock”

Jon and students mine the Chuck Berry song for academic gold. Read More

Rockademix Infomercial: Academics Through Music

Jon’s creates a nonprofit arts-based academic curriculum called Rockademix. Read More