Music Workshop

Music Workshop

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Candid or plandid? Tristan will never tell as he mixes educational videos about popular music from Africa for Music Workshop
📷: Michael G Ingram
Saw a story this morning about the importance of music in schools and how many schools don't have music programs. Music Workshop is a FREE music education program available to any school world wide. Check them out! www.musicworkshopedu.org
Thank you for the thank you Music Workshop! We love supporting your awesome mission of bringing music education to all schools!💙
So important! Thank you Music Workshop + our teachers!🎼✏️
“The world becomes a better place when people follow their dreams and do things that better the community, and there’s a lot to be done especially to support our kids.” - Amy Richter

Local non-profit Music Workshop has impacted the lives and classrooms of millions of students around the world.

Read our latest original story to find out how the organization evolved from a dream to a transformative force in global music education.

To read the article, visit www.tvcreates.org/news
Coming up: Virtual concerts that take a stand, to get out the vote, plus a Hispanic Heritage Month special treat Music Workshop ¡Debemos Votar! Conciertos virtuales que ofrecen esperanza. - https://mailchi.mp/a1b681172ad4/we-need-your-help-to-launch-sycs-new-cd-our-25th-anniversary-3910054
Rosi Amador shares: Another silver lining of the pandemic! I had the immense pleasure of providing a voiceover narration of a wildly entertaining Latin American musical tour for families, for the Music Workshop, a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 aiming to bridge the music education gap by creating a free music education programs that educates, inspires and motivates K-8 students! 🤝 Esta organización sin fines de lucro me ofreció la oportunidad de ofrecer mis talentos como locutora para narrar una j¡ornada a través de la música latinoamericana! Este proyecto fue un deleite total.

At Sol y Canto, we believe music to be crucial for all children's wellbeing. The Workshop's "Inspire, Live Latin American Music Virtual Launch Party" was just fabulous! Check out the cultural overview on Mariachi music (min 41:30) that I narrated by following the link below. 🎼

They are raising money for Music Workshop's new project, and all donations made are charitable contributions. Please join us by giving as generously as you can to support Music Workshop's incredible mission. 🔥

Link: https://www.avstream.me/musicworkshop
Check this out; a great organization!
Portland's Music Workshop is bringing a musical fiesta to your home in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month!
Coop's working on a story about hair salons, we're pretty sure there's gonna be a lot more #hatdays at work, until we can trim our unruly locks. BTW, Luc is sportin' a hat from the non-profit, Music Workshop. You can use the curriculum at home to teach music & culture! #covid19 #bizcasual #inspire
Music Workshop 😍🤩
http://www.musicworkshopedu.org/
I'm wearin' your hat today! :)
GMEC caught up with Amy Richter, the creator of Music Workshop, on how teachers can utilize this tool in their classroom. Go check it out!

Music Workshop creates a free of charge inspirational K-8 online music education program that any school can access and teach regardless of their means, location or musical expertise.

Music Workshop provides free and inspirational music education to all K-8 schools. Music Workshop's mission is to educate, inspire and motivate students through music education.

Operating as usual

05/20/2022

Greek composer Vangelis, whose synth-driven work brought gripping drama to film soundtracks including Blade Runner and Chariots of Fire has died at the age of 79.

05/20/2022

Music Workshop, in partnership with the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation, is awarding a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior with plans to attend a 2 or 4 year institution in Fall 2022. Applicants will be asked to submit an essay about how music has impacted or inspired their lives, education or mental health. (About 300 words). Submissions are due by June 3rd, 2022. Please encourage a senior that you know to apply!

Here is the link to apply for the Inspire Scholarship: https://forms.gle/9PoeCzJLnvPmGzjAA

05/18/2022

Randall Poster had never appreciated the songbirds of the Bronx, where he has lived for most of his life, until the quiet the pandemic brought in 2020. After speaking with an environmentalist friend, Poster — a music supervisor for filmmakers — was inspired. What if he harnessed his industry connections into a fund-raiser for bird conservation?

This week, Poster will release the first volume of “For the Birds,” a star-studded, 242-track collection of original songs and readings based on birdsong. “For the Birds” features electronic trance, fiddle tunes and field recordings. Alice Coltrane and Yoko Ono make appearances, and a song from Elvis Costello shares space with a Jonathan Franzen reading. Check out the full article in the link below.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/17/arts/music/for-the-birds-birdsong.html

05/17/2022

Thank you so much Vicki! We are so grateful for all of the feedback we receive from our amazing teachers! Music is for everyone!

05/13/2022

sian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Month)! This month (and every month after) we will celebrate the various cultural contributions of individuals and groups of AAPI descent. Music connects us all! 🎼

05/12/2022

Meet Ravon Chicon; the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize in music. Check out the full article in the link below.

https://rb.gy/7sl2mq

05/11/2022

Albert Einstein’s genius wasn’t limited to mathematics and physics. Einstein was also an avid music enthusiast who recognized the importance of music education and appreciation. 🎼

05/09/2022

Today is your LAST CHANCE to shop for a cause at Altar'd State in Washington Square. Shop today and 10% of purchases will bring the gift of music education to classrooms in over 9,000 schools in all 50 states and 88 countries educating over 3.6 million students!

Altar'd State
Tigard High School
Southridge High School
Beaverton High School
Jesuit High School Portland
Mountainside High School

05/07/2022

Our favorite moment from the Met Gala red carpet. 🎼✨❤

05/07/2022

Need a gift for mom? Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday and Altar’d State’s got your last minute gifts covered. Shop for a purpose and 10% of your purchase goes to Music Workshop bringing relevant, culturally responsive music education to students all across the world! ❤

05/06/2022

Monday is your last chance to shop for a purpose at Altar’d State. Stop by the Altar’d State in Washington Square Mall and 10% of your purchase goes to support Music Workshop!


05/06/2022

Did you know that Music Workshop has launched TWO new courses??

Popular Music from Africa:
Part 1 - North, East & Southern
Part 2 - Central & West

Check them out and take students on one the biggest, boldest, most beautiful musical adventures ever!

05/05/2022

So exciting to be welcoming a new conductor to Oregon!
A huge welcome to Deanna!!!

The Oregon Symphony is pleased to announce Deanna Tham as the newest member of its conducting staff. This September, she steps into the role of Associate Conductor, bringing years of experience from her work as Assistant Conductor of the Omaha Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, and currently as Music Director at the Union Symphony Orchestra.

“I am so honored to be joining the conducting staff at the Oregon Symphony,” says Tham. "Portland is a wonderfully unique city and I'm eager to explore and serve this amazing community."

Please join us in welcoming Associate Conductor Tham to Oregon.

How Music Primes the Brain for Learning 05/04/2022

How Music Primes the Brain for Learning

Music Matters! Music teachers are integral in granting students a well-rounded education! ✨




How Music Primes the Brain for Learning To reap the benefits of music on learning, kids need consistent and abundant musical practice, according to the latest cognitive research.

05/03/2022

Happy National Teacher Day! Thank you for all that you do Brenda! Music Workshop is so grateful for all the feedback we receive on our courses. Music is for everyone! 🎼❤️

05/02/2022

Naomi Judd of the country music duo, "The Judds" has died at 76. The day after her passing the Judds were inducted into the Country Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremony.

05/02/2022

Mission Monday is HERE! Shop with a purpose and 10% of your purchase goes to Music Workshop bringing relevant and culturally responsive music education to students all across the globe!

Photos from Music Workshop's post 04/29/2022

✨Swipe to meet our African Course Advisors! Dr. Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis, Dr. Janine Tiffe and Dr. Damascus Kafumbe.


We are so grateful for our amazing Cultural and Educational Advisors. Their hard work ensures that our courses align with the most recent and up-to-date educational and cultural standards and practices. Don’t forget to check out our TWO new courses:

Popular Music from Africa:
Part 1 - North, East & Southern
Part 2 - Central & West

Music is for everyone! 🎼

04/28/2022

We have some exciting news! Music Workshop has launched TWO new courses!
Popular Music from Africa:
Part 1 - North, East & Southern
Part 2 - Central & West

Check them out and take students on one the biggest, boldest, most beautiful musical adventures ever! ✨🎼

04/25/2022

TODAY is MONDAY! Shop for a purpose! 10% of your purchase goes to Music Workshop bringing relevant and culturally responsive music education to students everywhere.

Music is for Everyone! @altardstate @bhsprom_dresses Beaverton High School

04/24/2022

Mission Monday is almost here!!

Shop tomorrow at Altar’d State in Washington Square and 10% of your purchase goes to support Music Workshop. Shop for a cause and not only get a cute outfit but also a Ring Pop!

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04/24/2022

Tomorrow is Mission Monday! Shop for PROM or spring at Altar'd State at Washington Square Mall. 10% of your purchase supports Music Workshop!

DakhaBrakha - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) 04/21/2022

DakhaBrakha - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)

Ukrainian folk band Dakha Brakha recently kicked off a U.S. tour. This band’s name means "give/take" in old Ukrainian, and that’s precisely what they achieve. Jazz, hip-hop, rock and cabaret are all part of the band's musical make-up. Although they explore modern sounds, they also employ a variety of old Ukrainian folk styles.

Amy and Amy of Music Workshop went to see DakhaBrakha perform live at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton, Oregon. They both agreed that their music and performance is not one to miss. DakhaBrakha continues its U.S. tour this month and into May and the link to upcoming showtimes and tickets is below.

https://www.dakhabrakha.com.ua/en/dates/

DakhaBrakha - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) http://KEXP.ORG presents DakhaBrakha performing live in the KEXP studio. Recorded April 23, 2017.Songs:VesnaCarpathian RapMonakhBabyHost: Darek MazzoneAudio ...

04/18/2022

TODAY is another great day to shop for a cause at Altar'd State! 10% of sales on Mondays go to support Music Workshop!

Are you shopping for spring today or out of school like Jesuit High School Portland?

Photos from Music Workshop's post 04/14/2022

Exciting things are happening at Music Workshop! After 2 years in the making, we are finalizing our courses on the Popular Music from the Continent of Africa. Yesterday's sound mixing session, brings us closer to the launch. We can't wait to for our students to learn and connect with these incredible lessons!

04/11/2022

Don't let the snow get you down! We have a student group from Parkrose High School, Scintilla Lane, performing in-store at Altar'd State in Washington Square TODAY (4/11)! Come check it out and find some great spring clothes! 10% of all sales on Mission Monday go to support Music Workshop to educate, inspire and motivate K-8 students around the world with relevant, high-quality and culturally responsive music education. @altardstate

04/10/2022

We are so excited to have a student group from Parkrose High School, Scintilla Lane, performing in-store at Altar'd State in Washington Square tomorrow - Monday the 11th! Come check it out and find some great spring clothes! 10% of all sales on Mission Monday go to support Music Workshop to educate, inspire and motivate K-8 students around the world with relevant, high-quality and culturally responsive music education.

Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license (Live From Austin City Limits) 04/08/2022

Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license (Live From Austin City Limits)

Today we are celebrating Olivia Rodrigo who won Best New Artist at the Grammys this Sunday. Despite being only 19 years old, she took home 3 Grammys! Here she is performing live:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_rYWBle1_4

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Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video] 04/06/2022

Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video]

Today we are listening to Silk Sonic, who won “Record of the Year” at the Grammys on Sunday for their song “Leave the Door Open”! This super-duo, formed by Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, also won “Song of the Year” and “Best R&B Performance”. Here is the music video for “Leave the Door Open”:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adLGHcj_fmA

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Jon Batiste's "We Are" wins album of the year at the #Grammys 04/05/2022

Jon Batiste's "We Are" wins album of the year at the #Grammys

Today we are listening to the incredible Jon Batiste who won Album of the Year at the Grammy’s last night! Batiste became the first Black artist to win this award since Herbie Hancock won in 2008. Here is his Grammy performance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBFEUpVNTPM

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Our Story

In 2012 things really became clear to Amy Richter. That was the year her own children’s school district was hit with major budget cuts. One of the first things on the chopping block, music education. With an educational background in music and psychology, and a focus in Music Therapy, she knew of the extreme importance of music education for our youth. What had previously been a robust, full time music program would now be going down to barely part time. In that moment she determined that she would do something to bring more music education not only to her children, but to all of our children.

If music is for everyone, then everyone should have access to music education. Music Workshop’s mission is to educate, inspire and motivate children through music education. Students need music to develop areas of the brain that not only enhance academic potential but also promote creativity, social development and self-worth. Envisioning a program that would not only be a high quality and broad ranged education, Amy also thought it exceedingly important that the program be straightforward and available to any school regardless of location, finances and teacher expertise. One of the benefits of living in Portland, Oregon is finding yourself surrounded by creatively talented people. Fortunately she found that many of those people share a passion for music. After gathering a talented group of educators, creatives and videographers - Music Workshop was born. Music Workshop has spent the last five years creating high quality music education videos and curriculum.

The first course created was on Jazz, America’s Music. The program was created to be flexible, allowing teachers the ability to customize its presentation to fit into their schedules. The lessons last about 40 minutes and are sectioned into four parts. The Intro to Jazz course covered the History of Jazz, Instruments of Jazz, Styles of Jazz and Performers from the past and the present. While the visual style and music was meant to educate students while keeping them engaged, each course also contains two other important lessons: the Music in Life Lesson and the Musical Movement Minute. The Music in Life Lesson is a special mental exercise to help students understand that music is a very personal experience. Through this exercise they learn how to use music as a tool to enrich their everyday lives. The Musical Movement Minute is a great way to keep the students engaged through physical activity. Within the Jazz course, the instructor is invited to have the students participate in a “call and response” activity. This call and response enforces an aspect of Jazz and allows the children to physically enjoy the lesson.

The premier course was launched in ten schools in the Portland, Oregon area. At that time, the program was hand delivered to schools on DVD with a packet of supporting materials. Courses in Classical Music, the Birth of Rock n’ Roll and the Evolution of Rock n’ Roll followed during that first year. Within two years the number of participating schools had increased to over 40. It was soon realized that a more scalable delivery system had become a top priority. In 2014 Music Workshop moved to being a fully online, open education resource program. By that time, the program included two years of programming having added additional courses in R&B, Country, Piano, Guitar, Instruments of the World, Strings and Percussion.

Videos (show all)

Kingdom Arts Academy Jazz and
Hallowed Halls Presents

Location

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Music Workshop is free. Participating schools receive access to 21 exciting, informative online courses educating students on music history and music appreciation covering:

Introduction to genres: Jazz, Rock and Roll (two courses), Country, Classical, Rhythm and Blues, Pop and Musicals

Introduction to Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Instruments of the World, Voice, Strings, Brass and Woodwinds

Introduction to Careers in Music: Part 1 and 2

Introduction to music from different Cultures: Native American Traditional Music, Latin American and Caribbean Music and Latin American Music (South America) and Traditional Music from the Continent of Africa.

We are proud to announce our next course will be part of our Culture Series. The Culture Series will focus on the history and attributes of the music of some amazing cultures around the world. This awesome series is going to kick off with an exploration of the Popular Music from Africa.

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4804 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR
97225

General information

For information about donating to our program:
http://www.musicworkshopedu.org/our-supporters/

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