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Bill Carbone

Executive Director Rock & Soul Forever Foundation

Bill Carbone is Executive Director of, a nonprofit founded by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steven Van Zandt. Carbone brings decades of experience as a researcher, teacher, journalist, and a musician to the organization. He initially joined TeachRock in 2016 as a lesson plan writer and produced the PBS “Soundbreaking” and official Beatles collections almost single-handedly during his first year. Carbone earned degrees from New England Conservatory of Music in Jazz Performance and Wesleyan University in Ethnomusicology, and has an ongoing career as a rock, jazz, and reggae drummer and percussionist. He taught classes in music history, ethnomusicology and percussion at Central Connecticut State and Wesleyan Universities. His dream for TeachRock is to provide every student with a class that makes adults say, "I wish they had that when I was in school.”

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Events featuring Bill Carbone
Events featuring Bill Carbone