Music for Everyone

Building a Musical Community in Your School

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Offered by: 
Professional Development


Everybody can sing and be musical, but it can be difficult in today’s culture to convey to students that you don’t need to be a professional musician to make music. This workshop explores strategies and ideas to help strengthen an “Active Music-Making is for Everyone” philosophy in the foundation of your classroom, school, and your school community.

We will discuss developing a shared repertoire of songs in your student body, building traditions that are beloved by the school community, tips for your band students, the importance of a curriculum that serves the students (wherever they may be in their musical abilities), and of course share songs and music and movement activities! There will also be a break out session to develop, discuss, and share ideas from your own teaching experience. 

Audience and Grade Level

Music teachers, Grades K - 8


Certificate of Attendance, 6 hours


Future training dates will be announces here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Photo of Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens

    Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in music education and music performance. She received her Kodaly Certification through Anna Maria College and the New England Conservatory.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.