Newsletter: January 2020

Idea for the Month

It’s a new calendar year, a new decade too! Are you starting a new unit? If so, a Music Workshop course is a great supplement or introduction. Are you starting keyboards? Our Piano course is an exciting starting point. Starting a unit on recorders – our Woodwinds course highlights all sorts of Woodwind Instruments including the recorder, inspiring students along the way! Bucket Drums – our Percussion course! Or Sections of the Orchestra – we have courses on Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. Our genres series courses can be used to tie into a variety of units. And our Careers in Music courses are so interesting and inspirational to students teaching them that they don’t have to be a rock star to have a career in music. And looking forward, our Jazz and R&B courses are a perfect fit for Black History Month. So many options, we hope that you will find one that works best for your and your students.

Update your Account

Have you visited Music Workshop’s website since August? If you have, your account information has been updated on our new platform – Well Done! If you have not checked us out recently, please click here to log on and verify your account. Don’t lose access to this free resource! And while you are there, check out our new platform, updates and new programming. Music Workshop is here to help you inspire, educate and motivate your students with new, exciting lessons. Thank you for all you do for your students – you are our hero!

Our Next Course

Our next course is about the music and musical traditions of Latin America. Students will experience an exciting travel itinerary as we fly on our musical jet to the many countries in Latin America. This course will highlight the music styles and instruments from Mexico to the Caribbean to Central America and then down to South America. We have amazing music and facts swirling around our heads. One of our favorites? Being introduced to an incredible instrument from Belize that is made from the jawbone of a Donkey. Here is a link to a great introduction to this very unique instrument with a lovely sound. We plan to launch this course by the end of April.

Music Workshop Superstar

Thank you to our Music Workshop superstars this month – YOU! We finished the year (and decade) by hitting a milestone – 700 likes of our Music Workshop Facebook Page. Facebook has been an invaluable resource, helping us get the word out to music teachers that Music Workshop offers a high-quality resource to music teachers for FREE! Thank you all for being a part of the Music Workshop family and especially to those who have reached out and liked and supported us on social media. Your support helps us to connect with more music teachers letting them know we are here to help. Please continue to share the news about Music Workshop to your fellow music teachers. Music is for Everyone!

As always, we need your help to share the news about this program to music teachers everywhere. Like our page on Facebook or follow us on instagram, twitter or pinterest. Or, in person to the other music teachers in your district. We find great success in teachers discovering us when you share your Music Workshop stories/experiences with your fellow teachers (in person and online). Please take the time to spread the word about Music Workshop. It’s free, and it’s for YOU!

Music Workshop Fun Fact

We are growing! As you may know, in the Music Workshop office are two Amys. This month, we have brought on new blood – and names! John is our new Office Coordinator – he graduated from Lewis & Clark College three years ago and we are so excited about his energy and skills. We have also welcomed a new assistant editor to help us get our existing Music Workshop courses all up to snuff. As you can imagine, now that we have been honing our content creation skills for seven years we have changed and improved our programming. Divonna will be helping to get all the videos to up to current standards including updating our vernacular to gender neutral language. We welcome both with open arms!


“Thank you for being a part of the Music Workshop family –

we encourage you to invite other music teachers to discover our program!
Share our page, our site, our newsletter or our story with fellow music teachers.

In partnership with music teachers,
we are dedicated to getting inspiring music education to all students.

Music is for Everyone!” -Amy & Amy

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