SongWorks:

Playful Teaching, Vibrant Learning

Who We Are

The SongWorks Educators Association (SWEA) is a community of educators who engage learners through SongWorks, a principles-based approach to teaching music.

SongWorks principles and practices offer teachers both grounding and flexibility in making purposeful, caring choices in their interactions with people and music. Songs are the foundation for study and learning experiences that nurture playfulness, responsiveness, and musicality.

Through developing and sharing ideas centered around the SongWorks teaching approach, SWEA members support each other in growing as educators and learners.

Events

SongWorks Summer Certification Courses

Certification Courses

Summer 2024

Salt Lake City, UT

2021 Virtual Conference Information

Annual Conference

April 2, 9, & 13, 2024

Online

News

From the President

From the President

Spring is just around the corner! Whether we like it or not, our own little worlds will change, too. In these last few months of the school year, I encourage you to embrace aesthetic growth, personally and professionally. Fill your life, including your teaching, with things that bring you energy.

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The “How” is as Important as the “What”

The “How” is as Important as the “What”

The College Music Society published a report in 2014 stating, “Teaching and learning are informed by unprecedented levels of research that render much of traditional music instruction at odds with what we know about perception, cognition and motivation.” The article...

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From the President

From the President

Spring is just around the corner! Whether we like it or not, our own little worlds will change, too. In these last few months of the school year, I encourage you to embrace aesthetic growth, personally and professionally. Fill your life, including your teaching, with things that bring you energy.

read more

Resources

Looking for Songworks I & II or other printed resources?

 

Head over to our Books page for these and more!

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From the Archive

Playing with Sally

Playing with Sally

“Sally Go ‘Round the Sun” is a classic game to play with younger elementary students! You may have read many variations of how to play the game, add partner songs, and more in the Sturdy Songs Collection on the SongWorks website. I have used this song with grades K–2...

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