Music Education Basics: A Free 5-Day Workshop by Ashley Danyew
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Music Education Basics: A Free 5-Day Workshop

A fresh dose of inspiration for church musicians and music educators + practical teaching ideas you can use right away
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Ready for a fresh start?

It's the start of a new calendar year (a new decade!), and let me guess:

You’re looking back at 2019 and feeling a little burnt out. You feel scattered. Your teaching approach feels haphazard and reactionary, and you wish you’d been a little more consistent and intentional these past few months.

You want 2020 to be different, but you're not sure where to start.

You want to be the best teacher you can be, but taking on the task of improving your teaching skills is daunting. You’re not sure what to change or do differently.

If you feel like...
  • Your teaching is a little lackluster lately 
  • Your weekly rehearsals are getting monotonous 
  • You're stuck going through the motions, the same way you've always done things
... then this workshop is for you!

Let's get back to the basics.

As music educators, I believe we’re never done learning - and that’s a good thing! That’s why I created this
free 5-day workshop.

The Music Education Basics Workshop is a preview into my online courses for church musicians and music educators, designed to give you clarity in your teaching and a fresh dose of inspiration and practical teaching ideas you can use right away. 

Are you in?
I'm passionate about helping music educators, like you, lead, teach, and inspire others creatively and confidently. I write a blog and teach online courses where I share practical tools, creative teaching ideas, and curated resources to help you do your best work.

I created the Music Education Basics Workshop to help music educators, like you, stay motivated and come up with fresh, creative, and engaging teaching ideas.

Ready to get started?

Mark your calendar!

The Music Education Basics Workshop will be hosted online
January 20-24, 2020. Sign up today and get the workshop materials sent straight to your inbox each day.

How it Works:

Each day, you'll get an email from me with links to the following:
  • a short video lesson
  • an audio file, if you prefer to just listen
  • the PDF workbook with a summary of the day's lesson, a helpful worksheet, and a homework project to help you take action
Each lesson will be focused on a different element of music teaching and learning, designed to give you a fresh dose of inspiration and creative teaching ideas you can use right away.

What other music educators are saying:

"Practical, easy to follow,
and well-organized."
"[The] presentation style is
warm, clear and affirming."
"I will use [these] ideas in my teaching [for] years to come."
"I am not a professional and I have no music-related degree. I'm just a homeschooling mom teaching a Music Appreciation class at co-op, and I found this very encouraging and helpful."
"This has been so helpful! I have taught for 25 years and [still] gained some super practical and helpful ideas and knowledge."
"I have been teaching piano for 30+ years and directing a church choir for 20 [and I still learned] some new ideas!"

What's Included:

Here's a preview of what you'll learn:

  • Why listening and responding are fundamental components of music teaching and learning, for all ages 
  • What it means to develop language skills in music and the importance of building a musical vocabulary 
  • How to teach musical phrasing, dynamics, and movement
  • How to introduce music notation, symbols, and intervals in an intentional and musical way
  • What musical creativity means and how to teach it and foster it in those you teach

Enter to Win!

This year, I'm excited to offer one full scholarship seat inside my brand-new signature program, The Art of Music Teaching & Learning!

One scholarship winner will receive:
  • One seat inside The Art of Music Teaching & Learning (valued at over $700)
  • 2 live group calls with me inside the program
  • All the bonuses throughout the launch

How to enter the giveaway:
  1. Download the workbook.
  2. Complete it during the workshop week (digitally or printed + scanned)
  3. Email by 11:59 p.m. (ET) Sunday, January 26th to ashley@ashleydanyew.com with the subject line “My MEBW Workbook.”

What other music educators have wondered:

"What are the homework assignments like?"

The homework is a way for you to take action on the content. Mostly, these are reflective activities for you to jot down ideas that come to mind and plan out some engaging teaching strategies to use in the future.

"What are the dates again?"

The workshop will be hosted online Monday, January 20, 2020 through Friday, January 24, 2020. Sign up today and get the workshop materials sent straight to your inbox each day. 

"I signed up for the workshop last year. Can I go through it again?"

Absolutely! I recorded all new videos this year and updated the workbook and some of the content for 2020. Plus, this year, I'm giving away a scholarship seat inside my new signature program, The Art of Music Teaching & Learning to one lucky workshop participant!

"How much time will it take?"

I recommend setting aside 30 minutes each day for the duration of the workshop (5 days), but feel free to take as much time as you need!

"What does each day include?"

Each day includes a video/audio lesson (less than 10 minutes of content), a fill-in-the-blank worksheet + a short homework assignment, so you can put what you're learning into practice.

"What if I can't complete everything in a week? Will I be able to catch up later?"

This workshop is self-paced, so take as long as you need! Everything is pre-recorded so you can work little by little or binge-watch everything in one day. You'll have unlimited access to the video/audio content (once it's released) and the PDF workbook through February 7, 2020.

"Where is this workshop taught?"

This is an online workshop. All video/audio lessons and related materials will be posted online. Access the content 24/7, wherever you go, from any device.

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