Courses

I’m excited to be announcing these upcoming certification courses. Register here.

FINALLY! I’ve been waiting so patiently to get back to the Valley. It gives me great pleasure to be able to give back to teachers, everywhere. This is where I began my music education, in Tempe, AZ.
I’m excited to be returning on the Perpich Center Campus. I have old roots in MN with lots of family there. Even though I didn’t grow up in the area, I knew there must be great music happening in the schools there because EVERY one of my family members was involved in a musical ensemble during their school years.

College Credits for your Professional Advancement

For an additional $110, plus a written assignment of lesson plans you can use in your own program, you can pick up 2 credits from Seattle Pacific University. Registration for course credits will open up about a week before class and takes less than 10 min. to complete.  The registration portal will stay open till after the second class has taken place. 

I know it seems like I should be doing this class first, but somewhere around day 3, if you haven’t already taken FSM certification, then you wish you had, as all the larger vision of how we learn to think musically falls into place.

Get the Complete Feierabend Experience this Summer with UPPER LEVEL SOLFEGE & HARMONY

I’m THILLED to be able to apprentice to teach this class with Dr. John Feierabend this summer at Perpich Center! These curricula have been blowing my mind for nearly 15 years now! They hold so much potential for Middle School – High School performing ensembles and college musicianship skills classes. Learn to lead your students into thoughtful improvisation based on tonal harmony. As your students progress through the third level of CS, the Ear-First approach continues, guiding students to have no limits on inventiveness in their Step 5 – Conversationally Create activities. If your aim is to grow musically conversant musicians, who can sing or play what’s on the page, and can also invent their own musical ideas in response to what they hear, then Conversational Solfege has a road tested plan for you.

Registration for courses is now done through the Feierabend Association.

I’m happy we survived this and I’m so excited to be getting together again

My Pre-Covid-19 2020 Courses
Canceled due to the nation’s school closures.


Phoenix, AZ CS (Mesa – June 1-3. 2020) CANCELED

Boise, ID CS (Meridian – June 22-24, 202) CANCELED

Billings, Montana CS (June 15-17, 2020) CANCELED

Portland, OR CS (July 8-10, 2020) CANCELED

Seattle, WA CS (June 29 – July 1, 2020) CANCELED

San Francisco, CA FSM (July 27-29, 2020) CANCELED

Salt Lake City (Sandy), UT FSM (Aug. 5-7, 2020) CANCELED

Minneapolis, MN FSM (Aug. 17-19, 2020) CANCELED

Princeton, NJ CS3  Upper Levels w/ John Feierabend (Aug 20-22, 2020) CANCELED

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Additional Locations in the works:

WyomingNevadaLos Angeles, CASalem, OR
Coeur D’Arlene, IdahoNew MexicoSouth Dakota

For more on the courses, check out the Course Descriptions.

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