The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

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Pomona, CA



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MusicRadar visits the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus


Since 1998, the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a sort of mobile dreamland for aspiring musicians, has been driving around America giving school kids a chance to make music. Spreading the very Lennon-ish ideals of inclusive music education and the benefits of unfettered creativity, it’s on a musical mission that has crisscrossed the United States. To continue reading, click here

“This is precisely the kind of project John Lennon would have loved.”

- Yoko Ono Lennon

The Headlines

  • Macomb Daily: Rochester Hills Teen’s “Screw Valentine’s Day” Wins Lennon Song Contest

    Olivia Millerschin got flowers and a book from her boyfriend of two years for Valentine’s Day. And a different kind of valentine on Friday from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The Rochester Adams High School grad’s light-hearted pop song “Screw Valentine’s Day” was named the winning entry in the Lennon competition’s special Love, Love, Love contest — which Millerschin learned on Friday morning as she was exiting her English class at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. To read the full article, click here.

  • The Oakland Press: Rochester Hills Girl Wins Lennon Songwriting Contest

    Olivia Millerschin, 18, a Rochester Hills singer-songwriter was named winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest's special Valentine's Day competition. Her winning song is a light ditty called "Screw Valentine's Day." The special "Love, Love, Love" is a love song contest developed by the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC). Millerschin's Valentine's Day-themed song was chosen based on melody, composition, originality, and lyrics. Her grand prize includes an Epiphone John Lennon Casino guitar, Neutrik custom John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Cable and JamHub BedRoom. To read the full article, click here.

  • MLive.com: John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finds a Winner in Detroit; Listen to 18-year-old Olivia M

    A teenager from Metro Detroit won this month the John Lennon Songwriting Contest's "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE" Valentine's Day competition. "LOVE, LOVE LOVE" is part of the annual contest named for The Beatles member and is considered a prestigious international competition. Olivia Millerschin, 18, of Rochester Hills, is this year's winner and wrote a song called "Screw Valentines Day" that was judged by Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, George Clinton, Prince Royce and others. To read the full article, click here.

Video aboard the Bus

The increasing accessibility of digital technology has led to an amazing expansion of opportunity in the art of digital storytelling. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus has been at the forefront of this new media explosion, having produced daily video projects with students since January of 2001. The Lennon Bus puts state-of-the-art digital video equipment into the hands of workshop participants and teaches the entire digital workflow from storyboarding to web publication and DVD burning. Students leave the experience having shot, chopped, scored, and (most importantly) finished an entire digital video production. Using the latest cameras and professional hardware/software solutions including Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, participants are exposed to the exciting world of digital videography and learn hot techniques of the trade. The accessibility of professional-quality technology is making it possible for millions of new voices to be heard and the John Lennon Bus is putting these tools into the hands of tomorrow's great digital producers. Subscribe to our Youtube channel so you never miss any of the amazing videos produced on the Lennon Bus.