Attn School Music Educators: Keyboards in the Classroom Workshop in July!

Attend the 2017
Keyboards in the Classroom Workshop
July 15 – July 16th

National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Headquarters
1806 Robert Fulton Drive ·
Reston, VA 20191

$145 (early bird rate) includes two days of instruction, lunch provided each day, plus all materials. $199 After July 7th.

Click Here and Register TODAY!

“Band and Chorus are offered in just about all schools. These programs are wonderful but typically less than 20% of a school’s student population participates in Band and Chorus. The next class that you tend to find in urban and/or suburban schools is Orchestra. That meets the needs of another segment of the student body but what about the rest of the kids?” – Glen McCarthy, George Mason University

Introducing Keyboards in the Classroom is a great way to increase the number of students who participate in music!!

Why Should I Teach Keyboard Skills in My Classroom?

If you’ve always wanted to start and teach a group piano keyboard program at your school, Keyboards in the Classroom will show you how. Public and private classroom music teachers will have an opportunity to create more music-makers at their school and complement existing band, orchestra and choir programs. Not only are group keyboard classes a fun and enriching activity, but college-bound students who aspire to become band and orchestra directors will get a head start on learning the keyboard skills that will be required to earn their music education degree. And adding group piano as a classroom option will strengthen your job position by adding more students to your teaching load.

After attending the Keyboards in the Classroom Workshop you will have the tools and skills to start a classroom keyboard/piano program in your school! You’ll receive:

  • A letter stating 15 Clock Hours and a Certificate of Completion from NAfME
  • A flexible one-semester curriculum outline that can be adapted to a variety of teaching situations
  • A Resource list of commercially available method books and supplemental materials for older beginners and desk copies from participating publishers
  • Manufacturer/retail coupons to purchase the floor model acoustic and digital instruments used during the workshops
  • A packet on how to approach your school administrator or principal to start a KIC program.
  • Another option if your school requires a fine art credit for their students.

Click Here and Register TODAY!

$145 (early bird rate) includes two days of instruction, lunch provided each day, plus all materials. $199 After July 1st.

Questions? Call 972-233-9107 ext. 211 or email

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Workshop Clinicians

Mr. Mark Linn is in his twenty-fifth year teaching at Parkway North High School. In addition to teaching  Symphonic, Concert, Marching and Jazz Bands. Mr. Linn has also successfully taught group Piano I and II classes for fifteen years.

Mark received a Bachelor in Music Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory where he won the prestigious Concerto Aria Award. Linn went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from the University of Wyoming. He has taught and adjudicated at all levels from elementary to collegiate in Missouri, Wyoming and Colorado. Mr. Linn was principal horn for the Kirkwood, Clayton and St. Louis Civic Orchestras from 1995 – 2009 before joining the Town and Country Symphony in 2010. Linn is married to pianist and composer Jennifer Linn and has two wonderful adult children, Andrew and Meaghan.


An accomplished pianist and teacher, Mona Rejino is co-author and contributing composer and arranger for the Hal Leonard Student Piano Library. Ms. Rejino maintains an independent piano studio in Carrollton, Texas, where she has taught students of all ages and levels since 1983, as well as teaching privately at the Hockaday School in Dallas. She frequently adjudicates festivals and competitions throughout the Dallas area. Mona is a member of Who’s Who of American Women. Other professional achievements include two recordings, Music for the Adult Student and Pupil Savers, produced and distributed by the National Piano Foundation. Her compositions have been featured in Keys magazine. Ms. Rejino received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music at West Texas State University, and completed her Master of Music in Piano Performance at the University of North Texas under pianist Joseph Banowetz. She and her husband, Richard, frequently work together presenting programs on a variety of topics for music teacher associations throughout the Dallas area and at state and national conventions.


Questions?? Call Richard Rejino at 972-233-9107, extension 211 or email at

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