Rock to the Future provides exciting in-school, after school, and summer programs.

  • No cost for Philadelphia children and teens
  • We provide the instruments and supplies
  • No auditions - beginners welcome
  • Some programs include academic help, internships, meals, transportation, and other resources and services

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Rock to the Future's MusiCore After School program combines exciting music opportunities, instrumental instruction, peer collaboration, and live performance with academic and education support.

  • No cost to participate
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • No experience necessary and we provide all instruments
  • Transportation passes provided
  • Meals provided
  • Must reside in Philadelphia
  • Must commit to attending twice weekly for the school year and two weeks in the summer

At MusiCore, our students:

  • Receive group music lessons on guitar, bass, drums, or keyboard
  • Have band practice with peers to write original music
  • Learn to produce and record music, practice stage technical skills, learn music foundations, and receive vocal training
  • Perform at professional Philadelphia venues
  • Record at professional studios
  • Receive homework help and tutoring
  • Receive help with the high school selection process, college and trade school application help, financial aid help, and other life skills through the Ready for the Future club.
  • Have paid internship and skill development opportunities
  • Receive support with resources like housing, food, and mental and physical health

Kensington: MusiCore

For grades 6 - 12 at Kensington High School on Mondays and Wednesdays from after school until 6pm.

Interested in this Program? Express interest here!

Germantown: MusiCore

For grades 6 - 12 at Roosevelt Elementary/Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from after school until 6pm.

Interested in this Program? Express interest here!



Rock to the Future’s MobileMusic programs provides engaging and innovative music programming at partner school and community locations throughout Philadelphia. MobileMusic classes take place during the school day, after school, and during the summer for groups of 10-30 students. We offer MobileMusic workshops on music production, guitar, ukulele, and more. 

We are currently lucky enough to partner with: Anti-Drug and Alcohol Crusaders, Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia, As I Plant This Seed, F. Amadee Bregy School in Partnership with Sunrise of Philadelphia, Hackett Elementary, Juvenile Justice Center - Intensive Prevention Services, Juvenile Justice Services Center, Roosevelt Elementary Digital Music Class, Penn Treaty High School, St. Laurentius, St. Peter the Apostle, Wagner Middle School, and Wissahickon Charter - Awbury

Some locations are only available for youth that are participants of the partner program or school, and some MobileMusic locations are open for any youth to register! To see MobileMusic locations accepting students in your area, please check out our Join Now page.

Interested in becoming a MobileMusic partner? Find out more here!


Rock to the Future serves youth who are currently incarcerated and in intervention programs. We use music as a means to support peer relationships through collaboration, heal from trauma through self-expression and original songwriting, build pride and self-efficacy through live-performance, support professional pathways through technical skill development, and suppport the re-entry process into our holistic community locations to support life-long well-being. Our primary partners are the Juvenile Justice Services Center (serving youth in incarceration) and the Juvenile Justice Center - Intensive Prevention Services (serving youth in intervention). Learn more about our justice programs. 

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