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Longy Beginning Teacher Workshop 2023

Saturday, January 7 2023   |   8:30 am 1:30 pm

Longy School of Music proudly empowers music educators to enact social change. Join us on campus for a free one-day workshop! Interactive sessions will focus on student engagement through responsive teaching, music composition, technology, diverse repertoire, and beginning strategies for music educators.

Cost: Free to attendees

Lunch Provided



8:30 – 9:00am: Registration and Coffee Hour 

9:00 – 9:40am: Keynote Address, Ken Rogers, Upper Division Head, The Park School 

9:45 – 10:35am: Workshop Session #1 

10:45 – 11:35am: Workshop Session #2 

11:45 – 12:345pm: Workshop Session #3 

12:40 – 1:30pm: Closing and Lunch 

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2023 Sessions Include: 

Keynote Address: Sustaining Your Practice: Creating Teaching Habits to Last Your Whole Career 

Ken Rogers, Upper Division Head, The Park School 

Building Community in the Music Classroom 

Adrian Rodriguez, Educational Events Coordinator for the Office of Community Engagement and Chorus Director of the Music Advancement Program at The Juilliard School 

Learning and Teaching Diverse Repertoire in the General Music Classroom 

Garo Saraydarian, Music Education Faculty at Longy School of Music 

Building Community Through Musical Theater 

Lily Ling, Musical Director 

Major Scales or Minor Scales: Either Way I’m Feeling Flat 

Matt Tvedte, MSW, LICSW, Boston Childrens Hospital 

Pedagogy in the Key of Humanity: An Introduction to the Africentric Arts Education Paradigm 

Dr. Sonya White-Hope, Music Teacher, Boston Public Schools 

Designing A Website for Your Music Program 

Culley Byham, Music Teacher, Watertown Public Schools 

Student Engagement in the High School Instrumental Ensemble 

Heather Cote, K-12 Director of Performing Arts for Westwood Public Schools, MMEA President, Music Education Faculty at Longy School of Music 


And More! 


A schedule of sessions will be shared via email with participants as the workshop approaches. 



Learn more about Longy’s Music Teacher Education Program:  

Masters of Music in Music Education Online   

Masters of Music in Music Education In-Person (Cambridge, MA) 


Saturday, January 7 2023
8:30 am 1:30 pm
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Longy School of Music
27 Garden St
Thanks to our partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and their “Card to Culture” program, Longy School of Music of Bard College can offer free tickets to many of our diverse and innovative performance offerings. See the full list of participating “Card to Culture” organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.