My trip to Fort Collins, CO marked a lot of firsts for me. It was my first time flying alone out-of-state. It was my first time being away from my one-year-old daughter for a week. And it was my first time attending Rock Fest. Seems like a pretty casual event to be attending for professional development, but it was exactly what I needed. Rock Fest is annually hosted by the national organization Little Kids Rock. Its premise is to reach the 2.1 million children who do not receive music education and to continue promoting and expanding the opportunities for children who have access to music.