Rock to the future

Music education and instruments should be accessible to everyone

Rock to the Future is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2010 that provides music education for Philadelphia’s underserved youth at no cost to them or their families. Using music, our programs ignite passion and creativity, support academic achievement, and improve self-esteem. Rock to the Future empowers individuals and strengthen communities.

Julianna Wanner

I am a Senior Marketing Major in the Fox School of Business. I have been playing live music in bands for the past five years. Because music has been such an important part of my life, I want to work with Rock to the Future so that kids and teens in the Philadelphia area can experience the performance aspect of rock music. I understand the financial commitment it takes to be able to own an instrument and take lessons, and organizations such as Rock to the Future make music accessible to families, regardless of their income.

Anabel Dayao

Senior Marketing Major from Old Bridge, NJ. I believe that everyone should have access to music and the arts since it is a great creative outlet. I understand how vital these programs are because I was involved in music programs when I was younger. Music is a universal language that everyone can freely express themselves with.

Derick Sananikone

I am a Senior Marketing major in the FOX School of Business. In my past education, I had the opportunity to get highly involved in music programs that created a positive change within my life. I strongly believe that every child should be able to experience music, whether in school or in after-school programs. Rock to the Future does just that as they provide under-resourced children with free music education. I understand that these programs are depreciating within our community, and my teammates and I are very passionate in keeping the arts alive in the Philadelphia community.

Riley Zerman

I am a Senior Marketing major in the Fox School of Business. I am very interested in participating with Rock to the Future because I know how important it is for younger kids to get involved with music at such a young age. When your younger you are trying to see what is for you and what is not. With working with Rock to the Future my teammates and I will be able to help kids dreams come true.

James Ellison

I am a Senior Marketing major in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. I’m interested in working with Rock to the Future because I know how important it is for children to have opportunities to explore the arts at an early age. Throughout the majority of my years in middle school and high school I had the opportunity to participate in programs that allowed me to explore my passion for music and production, which was very important for me. I’d love to assist in giving kids that same type of opportunity.

Meet the Team

Julianna Wanner

Anabel Dayao

Derick Sananikone

Riley Zerman

James Ellison