Linfield to offer music workshop to K-12 educators

Linfield College Music DepartmentA workshop aimed at providing new and innovative approaches to teaching music is open to local elementary educators and Linfield College students.

Little Kids Rock will partner with Linfield to share popular music education techniques with K-12 students on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Woolley Hall in the Vivian Bull Music Center at Linfield.

Dozens of music students and elementary education majors from Linfield, along with local elementary educators, will gather to widen the door to music participation for all students and rock out with their peers. This workshop prepares educators to reach and connect with their students through the program, which teaches students the popular musical styles of the past 60 years, from rock and reggae to Latin and R&B, among other genres. The program complements existing music electives such as jazz band, choral ensembles, marching band and orchestra.

This workshop is created by Little Kids Rock, a provider of free instruments and music instruction to U.S. Public Schools, and hosted by Linfield Professor Anna Song. Attendees will receive professional development from Bryan Powell, director of higher education at Little Kids Rock.

The workshop is free to attend. Participants are asked to bring guitars, if possible. Registration deadline is Monday, March 13. For more information, contact Song at 503-883-2406 or asong@linfield.edu.