What Teachers Are Saying

“I am loving this program. The videos are interesting to the students, have an excellent overview of information, and are excellent productions. It’s great for in between instrument units, to share with classroom teachers, and for substitutes.”

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.

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!

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!!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.”

I am glad to see MW use musical examples that represent both genders and a variety of ethnicities.  The people in the videos look like the kids in my classroom and are, on occasion, the same age as my

This was my first experience with Music Workshop and my students loved it! I broke it down into 2 classes as a follow up to what we were working on. Students were attentive and LOVED how modern the music and careers were. They especially loved the club dj and radio dj. The length of each segment was appropriate and was easy to stop and continue next class. I plan to share this on Thursday with my elementary Music Council as we don’t have access to any other resources like this!

They were so overjoyed to see musicals that were current and relevant!  One student was so thrilled when he saw a musical that he had watched with his parents that he almost popped when asked about it!  Great connections! This is an incredible and valuable resource at our school. Thank you for all of the hard work that you do!  It makes an amazing difference!C

They LOVED this first course!  The information presented was easy for them to understand and extremely engaging.  Keeping it relevant and somewhat contemporary is key! I am so excited about using this program.  I haven’t been this excited about supplements to my curriculum ever and this is my 29th year teaching!  THANK YOU!

  • 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)