Past Events

Certification Courses

Nov. 1, 2019 – March 8, 2020
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
White River School District, Buckley, WA

August 26-28, 2019
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Bend, OR

August 14-16, 2019
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Minneapolis, MN

August 7-9, 2019
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Salt Lake City (South Jordan), UT

July 1-3
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Camino Nuevo Carter School and YOLA
Los Angeles, CA

June 24-26, 2019
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Portland, OR

June 17-19, 2019*
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Kelso, WA

June 10-12, 2019
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Helena, MT

April 15-17, 2019
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Rock Springs, Southwest WY

January – March 2019
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Portland, OR (Portland Public Schools)

Winter Break – December 17-19, 2018
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
S.E. Portland, OR

August 27-29, 2018 
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Bend, OR

August 8-10, 2018 
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Minneapolis, MN

August 1-3, 2018 
First Steps in Music Certification Course
South Jordan, UT

June 27-29, 2018 
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Seattle, WA 

June 20-22, 2018
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Portland, OR

June 13-15, 2018
Conversational Solfege Certification Course 
Great Falls, MT

March 26-30, 2018
First Steps in Music Certification Course 
San Diego, CA

December 18-20, 2017
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Portland, OR

September 18-20, 2017
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
San Diego, CA

August 16-18, 2017
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Portland, OR

August 9-11, 2017
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Seattle, WA (Phinneywood)

July 28-30, 2017
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Seattle, WA (Phinneywood)

July 12 -14, 2017
First Steps in Music Certification Course
Portland, OR

November 11-13, 2016
Conversational Solfege Certification Course
Walla Walla, WA

Workshops/Conferences

February 12, 2021
Minnesota Music Educator’s Conference.
Early Childhood Online in the Vocal Classroom Setting, Co-presented with Jane Kahan.
Adaptions to Sight-Reading Curriculum for Online Instruction.

Conference February 5, 2021
Utah Music Educator’s
Growing Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Children the Feierabend Way, Part 2: Movement, co-presented with Jane Kahan (Co-Author: The Book of Movement Exploration)

Conference: July 16-19, 2020
Feierabend Association of Music Education Biennial
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, Postponed till July 2021 
Featured Presenter, pre-conference day-long course
Move, Move, Move The expressive movement steps of the 8-Part work-out for early childhood music.
Co-Present Session (with Melinda Workman): Conversational Solfege in the Private Studio

January 21-Feb 1, 2020
Arizona Music Educator’s Conference
Meeting Music Reading Standards with Conversational Solfege: Part 1 Rhythmic  
Meeting Music Literacy Standards with Conversational Solfege: Part 2 Tonal Growing Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Children the Feierabend Way, Part 1: Singing   Growing Tuneful, Beatful, Artful Children the Feierabend Way, Part 2: Movement  

October 4, 2019
Conversational Solfege Overview; First Steps in Music Overview
Idaho AOSA Fall Mini-Conference

August 5, 2019
One-Day Conversational Solfege Overview
State PD in the Arts Education Day at The Perch Center
Minneapolis, MN (Golden Valley)

July 27, 2019
Conversational Solfege Overview; First Steps in Music Overview
YOLA National A “Take a Stand” Symposium
Los Angeles, CA

April 5, 2019
Conversational Solfege Overview; First Steps in Music Overview
Nevada MEA

February 15-16, 2019
First Steps in Music Overview & Pathway to Singing in Harmony
Northwest NAFME Super Conference

January 19, 2019
Conversational Solfege Overview; First Steps in Music Overview
Hawaii MEA

January 11, 2019
Conversational Solfege Overview
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Minneapolis, MN

July 18-20, 2018
FAME Biennial Conference and
Conversational Solfege Intro/Refresher Course
Chicago, IL

April 21, 2018 
Music with Pre-school Ages
Eugene, OR

April 20, 2018 
OR-AEYC Spring In-service Conference 
Infant Toddler Institute

February 12-13, 2018
Conversational Solfege Overview; First Steps in Music Overview
Idaho MEA

January 13, 2018
Conversational Solfege Overview; First Steps in Music Overview
Oregon MEA

October 13, 2017
First Steps in Music
Lower Columbia River Music Educators Education
Vancouver, WA

July 16, 2016
Next Steps into Harmony
FAME Biennial Conference
Wenham, MA

Seven Steps to a District-Wide Curriculum Certification

  1. Attend a conference session to learn about this approach and follow-up online.
  2. Book John for a PD day.
  3. Seek a majority of the department chairs and admins for sponsorship.
  4. Get with Music-ade to acquire delivery date & curriculum ideas.
  5. Get Approval & Contracts signed.
  6. Certification Course Delivery. It’s your starting point to ALL the benefits of having your music department on the same literacy page.
  7. Book follow-up sessions to answer questions and fine-tune your experience using the Feierabend curricula in your music department.
John leading vocal improvisation – Arioso

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