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.


SongWorks Summer Certification Courses

Certification Courses

Summer 2023

Norfolk, VA & Provo, UT

2021 Virtual Conference Information

Annual Conference

March 17 – 18, 2023

Boston, MA

SongWorks in Practice Sessions

SongWorks Saturday Workshops

October 8, 2022

Norfolk, VA


From the President

From the President

Happy New Year to my SongWorks Colleagues!  The beginning of a new year can be full of promise and opportunity, and it can also feel like a slog as we transition from winter break to winter weather. To navigate the ups and downs of the season, I turn to gratitude...

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Reflections on SongWorks Teaching

Reflections on SongWorks Teaching

Last Spring, I was asked to share an arrangement lesson for my elementary school faculty. Who knew that SongWorks practices and principles tie in so nicely with the workshop model that my district wants all teachers to be using?

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A Tribute to Teachers

A Tribute to Teachers

We are teachers. We know the importance of our work. We have made a career commitment to helping young people learn. Yet, we know that we’ll never finish our quest to be the best teacher we can be.

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