Professional Development

Looking for the latest music education training available to help boost your career?

NAfME offers a full range of professional development opportunities for music teachers, including online development classes and webinars.

Cutting edge information and top-notch music education resources – this is where you’ll find exactly what you need to succeed in the classroom. 

Best of all, we continually update everything, so you can be assured of staying current with the topics that interest you the most.

NAfME elearning: The Association’s online learning platform for music educators. This allows educators to access relevant professional development they need to further enhance their teaching and serve the needs of students through dynamic and effective materials and learning opportunities. View all available webinars here.

Have a great idea to share with fellow music educators? Submit a proposal for a webinar presentation.

Music Educators JournalEarn professional development recognition at no cost to you by reading a featured article from the Music Educators Journal. Links to the quizzes appear on the bottom of feature articles’ first pages.

Want some fresh new ideas? Come to a NAfME conference!

The NAfME National Conference takes place each year, offering a wide range of professional development sessions with new innovative techniques and ideas to use in your classroom. It’s a great place to network with other music teachers and immerse yourself in the best that NAfME has to offer.

Our Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference takes place every other year (biennial) and is designed for the needs of the higher education and research communities. If you’re interested in research-based poster sessions, lectures from nationally known speakers, and opportunities to attend multiple breakout sessions over several days, you don’t want to miss this conference.


Summer is the perfect time to continue your professional career development. Check out remote or in-person summer learning opportunities from NAfME and NAfME corporate members.

Learn to Play and Teach Guitar: Teaching Guitar Workshops

If you’ve ever wanted to play or teach guitar, this is the absolute best place to start. 

Teaching Guitar Workshops” are designed to help school music educators start or enhance classroom guitar programs and deliver more music making opportunities to children. The schedule of workshops can be found here.