Forward-Thinking Professional Development

Expand your music teaching expertise with programs that meet your needs.

1. Music Studio Teacher Professional Development Seminars

Sponsored by Long & McQuade

This four-session series examines what’s involved in creating a successful music learning environment for all students – no matter the directions they want to take.

For all genres of music teachers: vocal/instrumental, online, in-person, exam-based. Suzuki, traditional, ear-based.

Whether you’re a new or experienced teacher, this seminar series will have a noticeable impact on your role as music teacher.

Explore ground-breaking strategies from education, psychology, communication, motivation, and more.

#1 - May 19
#2 - June 9
#3 - August 18
#4 - October 13

10:00-11:00 CALGARY time

Free - Sponsored by Long & McQuade


Seminar #1 – Basic Teaching Strategies

Seminar #2 – End of Term

Seminar #3 – Setting up September

Seminar #4 More Essentials – Learning & Practicing

2. Foundations Course

This course will begin October 2022.

"In all of the teacher development courses I have taken with Dr. Thompson, I have left feeling challenged, inspired, and always closer to knowing my own deeper understanding of my teaching style and relationship with my students." Joshua, piano teacher, Calgary, AB.
"Dr. Thompson is one of the most thorough teachers I have ever encountered. I have been teaching on and off for 20 years, but found Dr. Thompson to be a wealth of knowledge and I have been consistently applying the skills I garnered from his workshops." Annaliese, piano teacher, Boston, MA.