VH1 Music Studio

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matters to them most with series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs intitiatives. VH1 features current and classic music videos, original concerts, performance series, live special events, music movies, music-based news segments and artist interviews. VH1 is available in over 87 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital services including VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul, VH Uno, VH1 Mega Hits and VH1 Country. Connect with VH1 at www.VH1.com.

About VH1 Music Studio

As a network member of the Cable in the Classroom initiative, VH1 airs commercial free educational programming for use in the music and cross-curricular classroom each month. By taping the program, teachers can keep the shows and use them at the point and time that most appropriately fits into their curriculum. The music programming featured for VH1 Music Studio is based on a multitude of concepts that can reinforce the National Music Standards and integrate music with other subject areas. VH1 works in partnership with your local cable company to provide these valuable educational resources available on VH1 and through www.vh1musicstudio.com.

When VH1 Music Studio Airs

Programs can be taped on VH1, on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:00 am EST/ 3:00 am CST. Educators should set their VCR's for taping late Monday night. VH1 Music Studio programs are commercial free and copyright cleared for use in the classroom for one year. For a full schedule, please visit future programs and schedule.

Lesson Plans & Website

In partnership with MENC: The National Association for Music Education, standards based lesson plans are developed to coincide with each program. The lesson plans provide ideas on how to use the programming in an interactive lesson. These materials are available to educators at this month’s program and lesson plans.

MENC: The National Association for Music Education

Founded in 1907 with 64 members, MENC membership has grown to more than 120,000 members to date including active music teachers, university faculty and researchers, college students preparing to be teachers, high school honor society members and MusicFriends. Formerly known as the Music Educators National Conference, the association's name was changed in 1998 to MENC: The National Association for Music Education to better reflect its mission: To advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. For more information visit www.menc.org.

Cable in the Classroom

Cable in the Classroom is a special initiative which began in 1989 by the cable industry to provide public and private schools in the United States with free access to educational television programs. With Cable in the Classroom, schools get a free cable hook up, free continuing cable television service and over 540 hours of commercial-free programming each month. Corresponding teaching ideas, study guides and Internet resources are available at www.ciconline.org.

VH1 Save The Music Foundation

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America’s public schools by restoring music programs in cities across the U.S., and raising public awareness about the importance of music participation for our nation’s youth.

Through partnerships with affiliates and advocates, as well as corporate and national sponsors, VH1 Save The Music conducts awareness campaigns, musical instrument drives, and fundraising events in conjunction with public schools to help restore beginning instrumental music programs. For more information please visit www.vh1savethemusic.com