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Professional Development

School of Education
Joan Hager
(440) 826-2168,

Summer Institute for Music Teaching and Learning
Lisa Manning 
(440) 826-8065,


Professional development courses for K-12 teachers and administrators are graduate level, non-degree courses designed to enhance an educator's skills and knowledge base in just a few days while adding credit toward license renewal.

Check back soon for course offerings for 2018.

Online Professional Development Courses for Educators

View our online special topic educator professional development courses that start in January 2018.


Providing high-quality professional development for music educators in workshops coordinated with Ohio Standards and contextualized for the music educator

All programs are offered for-credit for both graduate and undergraduate students. International students may register as a not-for-credit student and must call the Community Music School office at (440) 826-8065 to pay for their course between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday. International students are responsible for attaining their own visas.


Lisa Manning, Program Coordinator
(440) 826-8065

Summer 2018 Offerings

All programs that were offered in the summer of 2017 were a huge success and we would like to thank all of our instructors and participants for a wonderful educational experience. We are now busy working on providing another great line-up for 2018 so come back to our website in February to see what courses you would like to take during the summer of 2018.

Just as a reminder, here are some classes we have offered in the past. Orff levels 1 & 2; Gordon Institute of Music Learning Theory; West-African Drumming; Modern Band; Rehearsal and Assessment Strategies; Making Music Classes Meaningful for Music Students with Special Needs; iPads in Music Education; Guitar skills for the Music Educator; Technology in the Music Classroom.