Workshops

Save the Date!

Upcoming In-Person Workshop

January 15th, 2022 | 9aM-3pM | Location TBD

Mark your calendars for our upcoming workshop in January. More details coming soon!

OAKE Conference

March 3rd-6th, 2022

Details HERE!

Past Workshops:

Workshop with Trey McLaughlin

November 6th, 2021|9am-3pm|Bothell United Methodist Church

We are so thrilled to offer this amazing workshop with Trey McLaughlin. Internationally known for his master classes on vocal performance, clinician workshops, conducting and for his very successful career directing and performing with The Sounds of Zamar Gospel Choir!

Please join us for a wonderful music-making experience where we all be able to sing together once again! You will learn techniques for teaching harmony, improving vocal performance and technique with your school choirs, classroom performances and as a musician yourself!

Check out Trey McLaughlin’s Website here
Learn more about Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar here
Enjoy some of Trey’s wonderful music on his YouTube Channel here

Cultivating Engaging Music Lessons ANYWHERE with Nick Holland-Garcia


September 18th, 2021|9am-noon| Virtual Workshop

Join us for our first workshop of the year with the amazing Nick Holland-Garcia!

This interactive workshop will examine strategies for developing and adapting engaging musical lessons for teachers whether they are in face-to-face, hybrid, or distance learning environments. Topics will include balancing virtual and “IRL” (in real life) activities, developing narratives and characters, utilizing technology and online resources, and methods for flow and maximum musicking. Participants will leave with ideas for how to adapt their current lessons, teaching style, and method for ANY learning environment.

Nick Holland-Garcia is the Lower School Music Teacher at St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School in Baltimore, MD and has taught elementary general music in Seattle and San Antonio. Nick is also an instructor for the Rio Grande Valley Kodály Teacher Training Program in McAllen, TX where he teaches pedagogy and musicianship. Nick has presented workshops on topics of classroom and vocal pedagogy, cultural competency, and technology at regional, state, and national music educator conferences. Nick earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Pacific Lutheran University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance with Teacher Certification from the University of Michigan.

Teaching with Truth: Music Education through a Culturally Responsive Lens


March 13th, 2021|9am-noon, from the comfort of home via zoom

Join a conversation about Music Education through a Culturally-Responsive Lens.

Our systems are built upon structures that were never designed to incorporate all into the fold. As educators rise to the call of embodying anti-racism in their practices, we must take a step towards understanding the foundations of a culturally-responsive model to grow our own understanding of how to truly teach all students. Join educators Kaity Cassio Igari, Melyssa Stone, Ursula Sahagian Mills and Drew Olsen as they facilitate a training to begin an honest and reflective pedagogical conversation about embodying these principles in the music classroom.

For information on past workshops, check out The NWKE Historian.