Music Workshop is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded to help bridge the music education gap for students in grades K-8. To do this we create and implement a free of charge, innovative online music curriculum that any school can access regardless their means, location or teacher expertise.

About Our Program

  • Music Workshop is predicated on the ‘open education’ concept: a global movement that brings quality online education to schools and students everywhere, free-of-charge
  • The program is delivered through an online portal, providing easy access for schools to obtain and allowing them to work through it at their own pace
  • Each course presents facts and examples of music history and music appreciation, exploring the worlds of different instruments and genres.
  • Any volunteer or teacher can facilitate a Music Workshop course – no knowledge of music is necessary
  • Each course is a combination of a video and live interaction with a “Maestro” (the person who teaches the lesson)

Why Is Our Program Unique

  • Music Workshop is simple and easy to execute
  • Each course is segmented to allow ultimate flexibility with timing restrictions
  • It is free to all K-8 schools, students and their families
  • Each course is presented during school hours, resulting in an equal educational opportunity for all students
  • Each course uniquely weaves in multiple educational disciplines and aligns with music education standards
  • Music Workshop’s program supplements reduced or eliminated school programs and compliments existing music programs
  • Our aim is to inspire students to appreciate the arts, motivate them to play an instrument and educate them on how to incorporate music to enrich their lives
  • We intentionally exposes students to a broad spectrum of music so they are empowered to choose their own musical paths

What People Are Saying About Music Workshop:

A few students that normally don’t seem very interested in music were very eager to answer the questions and learn about classical music. The program provided differentiation in my classroom so all students could be reached through a new aspect of music.

Nancy Pierce, Music TeacherKelly Elementary School

I have noticed the kids remember what a “conductor” is after actually conducting.  They were great at answering the questions from the Q and A.  I was amazed at how much they retained!

Kathy Woodford, Music TeacherRE Jewell Elementary

Love it!   I know that a sub could easily show the videos and do the followup, so it is nice to have the option to leave it for him or her.  But I enjoy them so much that if I don’t need a sub, I will probably still use them periodically through the year.
Thank you!!!!

Carol Droz, Music TeachterChehalem Elementary

Music Workshop is amazing and I would love to use it each year with my students to learn more about music education.  I would highly recommend this program to all.

Susan Wiley, TeacherQueen of Peace Elementary School

I presented this lesson to a group of 1st thru 5th Grade students. I also used this lesson as sub plans for two days and both subs told be it went very well. It was easy to present, and my sub with zero music knowledge said she had a blast giving the lesson.

Trevor Bateman, Music TeacherElmonica Elementary

The students always want more. They are anticipating the fun things like “Fun Facts.” During the music “Take 5” I explained about the meter and then let them connect it to the name. Then they counted out the 5 beats and told me how they were subdivided.

Peggy Frede, Music TeacherElk Meadow Elementary

Music Workshop represents a strong collaboration between communities and their schools, and has created some of the most well crafted media resources for kids I’ve seen. I am thankful that the children in my school get to benefit from the additional artistic opportunities presented by Music.

G Bundy, Parent and TeacherRaleigh Hills K-8

In addition to having a good music program, this is a great way to supplement, and give examples that are outside of the classroom

Craig Carney, Music TeacherBarnes Elementary

It was easy to use and simple for me as the teacher to navigate…I have already recommended it to all the teachers in my building.

Rachel Frede, TeacherElmira Elementary

Music Workshop has been so beneficial in my music classroom this year because without a curriculum and limited supplies, free resources such as this provide interesting and informative lessons that are easily implemented in any classroom at any point in the year.

Nancy Pierce, Kelly Elementary

I think that Music Workshop is an excellent supplemental tool. Kids have been asking me about it because they’d like to share the information with their families.

Bruce Brownell, Music Teacher, Springville K-8Music Teacher, Springville K-8

Music Workshop has been so beneficial in my music classroom this year because without a curriculum and limited supplies, free resources such as this provide interesting and informative lessons that are easily implemented in any classroom at any point in the year.

Nancy Pierce, Music TeacherKelly Elementary School

I had a 5th grade student that was so excited to see Janis Joplin and other musicians on the program because that is the music he listens to at home with his mom. He was naming the bands and musicians before their name even came on the screen and it made the other kids excited about the program as well.

Nancy Pierce, Music TeacherKelly Elementary

I thought this was a great supplement to our music curriculum. Your materials are fresh, well-presented, and not often included in other curricular materials. Keep up the good work!

John Hillan, Music TeacherLowrie Primary School

One of our new music standards is to relate music to students’ personal lives. One of my boys kept commenting on how each song belonged to a person in his family – he had a memory of each song being listened to by a family member. Katy Perry’s music was his sister, but when it came to Pharrel Williams, he said “now this is my music.”

John Hillian, Music TeacherLowrie Primary School


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