Music Workshop is designed to be a flexible, interactive and valuable resource in your music classroom. We strive to bring current, relevant and culturally responsive music education resources to you and your students. As back-to-school begins, we would like to take a moment to highlight the many ways you can utilize Music Workshop as a valued resource to support your music curriculum this year.

How to use Music Workshop in your curriculum

  • Kick off a new unit with a Music Workshop lesson as your overview of the topic. Our friend Beth in Texas does this with our Jazz lesson – it is the kick off to her two week unit.
  • Create a unit with multiple courses and extension activities. Create a unit of the Sections of the Orchestra with our courses on Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion. Include some of the new extension activities that we are adding to the program or create your own to form a multi-day/week unit.
  • Bring culturally responsive music education to your students
  • Music Workshop is a great, ready-to-go lesson for a sub – for either musical or non-musical substitute teachers.

Why Music Workshop?

  • Music Workshop lessons are culturally responsive, relevant and high-quality.
  • Our resources are vetted by educators, ethnomusicologists and cultural advisors. You can feel secure with the resources provided.
  • Guaranteed music history & appreciation resources that are aligned with National Music and Humanities Standards
  • Save time on the internet – we have brought the exciting and inspiring clips together in one place without having to spend hours searching for appropriate content.

Mark your calendars for May 23rd at 5pm PST to attend the Inspire Live Virtual Launch Party celebrating our newest courses in our Culture Series – Music from Africa.

RSVP today for this hour-long, free, virtual and family friendly event!

There will be performances, previews of the courses and messages from Music Workshop and our contributors. We will also be fundraising for our upcoming courses on the music of Asia. Come and enjoy the joyful sounds of African music filling the air!

Remember to invite your students and their families to enjoy the musical celebration.
This event is fun for friends, teachers, families – everyone who loves music!


Inspire Live was magical!

We want to thank all our sponsors, donors and participants who tuned in to experience the performances, learn more about our program and help support our next courses exploring the music of Africa!

Latin American & the Caribbean
Our two newest courses have launched…

Music Workshop for Blended Learning

We have launched a newly upgraded platform with equal access and additional resources for both classroom and distance learning. Our changes are, as always, to enhance and improve your experience with our program and to support your students to receiving relevant and inspirational music education. We have added new materials and reviewed and revised our existing materials. All of our materials have been updated, so please make sure you access the most recent and improved versions by logging on today.

Blended Learning with Music Workshop

Before the pandemic upended our world, Music Workshop was design and intended for use in the classroom. In response to COVID-19, we swiftly modified, simplified and streamlined our platform to accommodate distance learning. Now, we’re combining the best of both worlds with the online platform and virtual learning center. At the end of July, we will be launching a newly upgraded platform with equal access to Music Workshop resources for both classroom and distance learning. The 2020-21 school year is guaranteed to be “interesting” – to be putting it lightly. Teachers, students and parents are dealing with the stress of unknown school structures and changing educational situations. Music Workshop is here to provide relevant, inspiration resources for use with classroom, remote or blended learning.

Newsletter June 2020