Summer Online Workshops

Our 2023 Online Workshops are Closed

stay tuned for our 2024 workshops!

2023 Summer Workshop Series

In these summer workshops, participants will be introduced to the principles of Music Learning Theory as developed by Edwin E. Gordon, as well as its practical application in early childhood music, elementary general music, piano, and/or instrumental music settings.


  • One course costs $150
  • Two courses cost $225
  • Three courses cost $300
  • Take all four courses for $375

Enrollment in any of the workshops will include a complimentary membership in the Gordon Institute of Music Learning for a year. If you are already a GIML member, your membership will be extended for a year.

Once you enroll in a course, you will be emailed a 50% discount code which you can use for any additional online course. 


Early Childhood Music

July 10-14, 2023; 10:00am-1:00 pm EST


Holley Haynes

Anna Preston

Early childhood workshop participants will explore how children learn music and what that means for guiding the music development of children ages 0-9. They also will develop their audiation skills in a variety of tonalities and meters as well as their movement skills.

Elementary General Music

July 17-21, 2023; 1:00 pm-4:00 pm EST


Beth Bolton

Jennifer Bailey

In the elementary-general-music workshops, participants will explore ways to apply the principles of Music Learning Theory to new and familiar repertoire. Participants also will have opportunities to develop their own tonal, rhythm, and stylistic audiation skills and will learn how to help their students develop audiational skills in elementary general music settings.

Instrumental Music

August 7-11, 2023; 9:00am-12:15 pm EST


Sharon Saul

Michael Martin

Strings Focus

In the instrumental workshops, teachers will explore how to apply Gordon’s music learning theory concepts to beginning instrumental music lessons, rehearsals, and concert preparation. Participants will use a soprano recorder to facilitate practical applications of audiating tonality, meter, and style, and will learn how to transfer those applications to other instruments.


June 5-9, 2023; 10:00 am-1:15 pm EST


Jennifer Fisher

Krista Jadro

The piano workshop will explore how children learn music & how it informs the development of rhythmic & tonal audiation skills.  Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own movement and audiation skills in a variety of meters & tonalities. New and familiar repertoire will be utilized in away-from-the-keyboard and rote learning activities. To experience application of concepts directly, proximity to a piano or keyboard is encouraged.