Keyboards in the Classroom Workshops

Expand Your School’s Music Program

Keyboards in the Classroom Workshops

By Richard Rejino, sponsored by National Piano Foundation

Are you interested in creating more music-makers in your school? The National Piano Foundation, in partnership with NAfME, is offering workshops in Reston, Virginia, at NAfME headquarters (July 13-14) and in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Piano Solutions (July 20-21) that will show you how.

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In these workshops, public and private classroom music teachers will have an opportunity to learn how to start and teach a group piano program at your school and complement existing band, orchestra, and choir programs.

In addition to the fun and valuable social interaction your students will experience in group piano classes, college-bound students who aspire to become band, choir, or orchestra directors will get a head start on learning the keyboard skills that will be required to earn a music education degree. Adding group piano as a classroom option will also strengthen your job position by adding more students to your teaching load. It gives you another platform from which to address creating, performing, and responding with your students. Plus, your students will have another option if your school requires a fine art credit for students.

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Photo courtesy of National Piano Foundation

 

After attending the Keyboards in the Classroom Workshop, you will have the tools and skills to start a classroom keyboard/piano group program in your school!

You’ll receive:

  • A letter from NAfME stating 10 Clock Hours and a Certificate of Completion
  • A flexible two-semester curriculum outline that can be adapted to a variety of teaching situations
  • A resource list of commercially available method books and supplemental materials for older beginners and desk copies from participating publishers
  • Manufacturer/retail coupons to purchase the floor model acoustic and digital instruments used during the workshops
  • Information on how to approach your school administrator or principal to start a Keyboards in the Classroom program.

To learn more and/or to register for the workshops, CLICK HERE! Register today for early bird savings.

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