What an experience to see renowned go-go musicians coaching and mentoring students in D.C. classrooms. Students perform with expert guidance, ask questions, and wear out the performers with requests for photos and autographs before they leave. Meanwhile, the go-go performers share their talents with the younger generation and gain new-found respect for the dedication and hard work of classroom teachers.
The visits are part of a Teaching for Change Teach the Beat initiative in partnership with DC Public Schools called “Teach the Beat: Go-Go Goes to School: Artists and Scholars in the Classroom” designed to infuse D.C.’s rich and unique tradition of go-go in the curriculum. Go-go performers and scholars provide in-school coaching to D.C. public and public charter school teachers and students in music, social studies, and language arts classrooms.
Go-Go Classroom Visits
Here are the visits to date. We will continue to post photos and highlights after each visit.