One of the growing areas of professional development focuses on understanding the connections between the practices of popular music and popular music pedagogies. With my expertise as a professional musician, educator, and researcher, I'm able to offer a unique, interactive learning experience when working with teachers and students. Below you'll find a short list of professional development sessions I've offered in live, hybrid, and virtual modalities. If you don't see exactly what you need here, reach out to me at email@example.com, and we can collaborate on a professional development experience that will support your teachers and, ultimately, reach more young people through music!
Adding new arrows to your pedagogical toolkit
Beyond modern band
Coaching a Popular Music Ensemble LIVE
Connecting with the music community beyond the school
Blending formal, non-formal, and informal approaches in the rehearsal
Cultivating a student-centered learning space
Developing culturally relevant approaches to the music classroom
How do I get my students a gig?
How to develop a popular music program at your school
Integrating entrepreneurship into a music program
Incorporating technology into the rehearsal
Reimagining a music curriculum for the 21st-century
Rhythm section woes: Developing the pocket in your band
Student travel as a transformative music experience
Working with a sound system