The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

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The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit 501(c)(3) state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility. In its 18th year, with the very newest technology and gear, the Bus continues to be dedicated to providing young people with tours of the studios and participation in free songwriting and multimedia production workshops. With the assistance of three on-board engineers, students learn how to write, perform, record, and produce original songs, produce and shoot music videos and documentaries and complete a broadcast quality music video – all in one day!

The Bus is highly adaptable, designed to provide students, their schools and communities with performances, demonstrations, remote recordings, and studio sessions customized for their needs, levels of experience and interest. The Bus travels the country visiting schools, musical and technology conferences and events, and partners with newspapers and other media to host Battles of the Bands with the national winner selected online.  With the NewTek TriCaster 855, TodoCast-provided satellite system and LiveU portable broadcast system onboard the Bus is able to produce live multi-camera video productions streamed to the web in real-time.  All projects created on board are available for viewing on YouTube.

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is made possible by Yoko Ono Lennon and the following sponsors and contributors: Apple, Montblanc, NAMM, Adobe, OWC, Yamaha, Neutrik, Musician’s Friend, Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, Avid, AudioTechnica, Digital Media Academy, SESAC, Genelec, SSL, NewTek, Thomann, TodoCast, IP Access, ZVEX, Reflecmedia, Baker & McKenzie, Sonicbids, Litepanels, Clear-Com, AJA, DJI Innovations, Copperpeace, Applied Acoustics Systems, Mobile Roadie, McDSP, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, Noise Industries, JDI, iZotope, Mad Mimi, Ableton, Ampeg, Mackie, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Electronic Musician,Keyboard Magazine, Digital Rapids, SKB, Sonnet Technologies and LiveU.


Educational Programs

The Lennon Bus is committed to providing students with increased access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technologies. The program works together with local partners to create free events for middle, high school, and college age students to tour the bus, and participate in the production of music, video and digital photography projects reflective of their ideas and concerns, regardless of their levels of expertise. Learn more about our programs

Useful Links

Digital Media Academy, Avid Education, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter

Something like this should be parked outside of every school in America.

- Vernon Reid, Living Colour