Summer Music Education Institute
Popular Music Pedagogy
Popular Music Pedagogy is a one week, interactive workshop which serves as an introduction to implementing and maintaining Modern Band programs at all levels. Participants will become familiar with the use of technology in music and learn the fundamental playing and teaching techniques for all Modern Band instruments including: guitar, keyboard, drums, vocals, and bass. This student-centered approach will provide instant music-making experiences through improvisational activities, recreating familiar popular music selections, and creating new compositions based on style/genre interests. Participants use their new pedagogical knowledge and instrumental skill set to perform original songs they create during the course. The goal of this workshop is to inspire pre-service music educators to leverage the cultural capital of their students and provide a music education experience that will be as diverse as the students they will one day teach. Click HERE to register!
World Music Drumming
(Level 1, Level 2, and Drumming Up The Fun)
We hope you can join us for a World Music Drumming Workshop. The workshop is designed for teachers, therapists, and community members that would like to learn the basics of African and Caribbean drumming, singing, and dancing. Level I is offered every year but Level II and Drumming Up The Fun workshops alternate and are available pending teacher availability and participant interest. Click HERE to register.
First Steps in Music
The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education. Click HERE to register!