Modern Band Pedagogy Workshop


For in-service music teachers and college music majors

Bring a guitar or ukulele — additional instruments provided

Saturday, Oct. 30  •  9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Hilliard Innovative Learning Center
5232 Cemetery Road

The School of Music at The Ohio State University, in partnership with Hilliard City Schools, is excited to offer local music teachers and college music majors a Modern Band Pedagogy Workshop facilitated by Dr. Bryan Powell from Montclair State University and Little Kids Rock.

During this professional development session, participants will learn about teaching music in schools utilizing modern band instruments such as guitar, electric bass and drum set through a popular music pedagogy lens. Dr. Powell will share materials and resources for reaching all students through culturally responsive pedagogy, democratic practices and informal learning. Teachers will play, sing and create, as well as have an opportunity to interact with students from Hilliard City Schools.

This day is for anybody who is interested in broadening the scope of music, teaching and learning in their classroom or who wishes to share best practices from their experience. Come join us for a fun and informative workshop!

Professional Development credit for Hilliard teachers available through Hilliard City Schools and for non-Hilliard teachers from TI:ME (Technology for Music Education).

FEE There is no fee to participate!



Morning coffee sponsored by Columbus Percussion.

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Bryan Powell

Bryan Powell is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at Montclair State University. Prior to joining MSU, Powell served as the Director of Higher Education for Little Kids Rock, and Interim Director of Amp Up NYC, a partnership between Little Kids Rock and Berklee College of Music.



For questions, contact Rick Palese at or call 614-292-2414.