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Looking for professional development for your music staff?  Do you want more training on how to use our products? West Music has the answer!

As an enhanced feature to our product representation, West Music partners with educators, suppliers, and clinicians in bringing professional development opportunities to school districts and Music Education Associations across the U.S. Our Education Consultants work directly with classroom educators and music administrators to share the products, materials, and techniques that create a complete, well-rounded learning experience. Whether you are looking for a one-hour webinar to a multi-day, on-site workshop, we are excited to share our expertise in person!

Pricing for these programs is based on the length and type of the program, method of delivery, and number of attendees. Contact us at educationconsultants@westmusic.com or 1-800-397-9378 for a quote on your specific program.

 

Click on a topic area below to see the menu of programs in that area. Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us to see if we can put together a custom program for you!

Our Education Consultants

Melissa Blum

melissa blum west musicMelissa Blum is our Senior Vice President, Director of National Sales, and an Education Consultant for early childhood and World Music Drumming. Melissa Blum has over 25 years of teaching experience at the pre-K, elementary, middle school, and adult levels. Melissa has been on the World Music Drumming Faculty since 2009, creating and teaching the Drumming Up the Fun! summer workshop for teachers of children ages 3-8. Melissa regularly presents sessions at state and regional conferences as well as professional development days for elementary music teachers. She has facilitated World Music Drumming ensembles as a team-building exercise at a variety of corporate and community events for children and adults.

Faciltator for Following Topics:

  • Applications in World Music Drumming

 

Tereasa Evans

teresa evansTereasa Evans is the Music Education Consultant for Classroom Percussion and Wellness.  She has her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and her Master’s of Music in Percussion Performance, has her Level I, II, and III Orff-Schulwerk certification, has taught elementary music in the state of Florida for 10 years, along with participating in and directing various indoor, marching/DCI, and percussion ensembles throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Florida.  She has performed on many platforms including symphony orchestras, world music ensembles, drum corps, and drum circles.  Tereasa is also certified in Remo HealthRhythms facilitation, Beat the Odds, and currently pursuing her Drums Alive Master Trainer status.  She manages products for music therapists, music educators and the general hobbyists specifically related to unpitched percussion in an elementary music classroom.  She works with West Music’s own music therapy department to produce and provide instruments to meet the needs of music therapists not only for the in-house department but customers around the country.  She also works with major percussion manufacturers to meet the needs of her customers.  Whether she’s striking, shaking, scraping, drumming, or breaking instruments it’s all for a good reason and to benefit her customers.

Faciltator for Following Topics:

  • Orff & Percussion Instrument Guidance, Repair, & Maintenance
  • Group Drumming For Wellness, Recreation, & Classroom

Randy Hargis

randy hargisRandy Hargis is our Education Consultant for General Music and Mariachi. He has worked in the music industry since 1977 when he began his gigging career at the young age of 15. Before coming to West Music in 2011 Randy worked as a music education consultant as well a sales manager and marketing manager for an electronic musical instrument company.

Randy is passionate about his role in helping music teachers find the right instruments and learning materials for the classroom.

Faciltator for the Following Topics:

  • Orff & Percussion Instrument Guidance, Repair, & Maintenance

 

Sam Marchuk

Sam Marchuk is an Education Consultant for West Music specializing in folk instruments and curriculum for the elementary classroom. He has been playing ukulele since 2005 and is an avid collector of vintage and contemporary ukulele models. As an Education Consultant, Sam assists with the selection and acquisition of instruments and curriculum with teachers across the U.S. He enjoys matching up players of all skill levels and classroom teachers with the right ukulele to fit their personality, style, and budget. Sam has demonstrated the potential of the of the ukulele at numerous state and national music education conferences, helped with the startup of ukulele programs across the U.S., and has taught beginning ukulele at the annual Strathmore Ukulele and Guitar Summit in Rockville, MD.

Faciltator for the Following Topics:

  • Ukulele & Folk Instruments

 

Judy Pine

judy pineJudy Pine is our Director of General Music and Education Consultant specializing in Orff Instruments and more. She is a former elementary general music teacher and has been at West Music since 1980.  She has her Level I, II, and III in Orff Schulwerk as well as all three levels in World Music Drumming.

You’ll find Judy Pine at multiple state and national conferences as well as teacher training programs each summer, working with teachers to find the right curriculums and instruments for their classroom.

Faciltator for the Following Topics:

  • Orff & Percussion Instrument Guidance, Repair, & Maintenance