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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

John Churchville is a nationally recognized music educator, musician, consultant and an exceptional presenter. For more than 20 years, John has pushed the boundaries as a musician and music educator. He has taught thousands of students from infants to elementary, to high school, college and beyond. John’s wealth of experience has been recognized nationally at conferences as well as a semi-finalist for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award. His students have won state and national recognition for their original music compositions.

He has been a consultant for dozens of schools looking to improve and innovate their music programs. As a musician, John has engineered and recorded on more than 20 albums. He has won the Detroit Music Award for Outstanding World Music Album and has been nominated for multiple categories including People’s Choice Award.

John is an exceptional musician and educator who has created this seminar and authored this handbook for elementary music teachers who are ready to take their music program to the next level.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“John presented the most inspirational seminar I’ve attended in years. Can’t wait to get back to my classroom and try these ideas out with my students.”
– Melissa Ferrie-Healy, K-5 Vocal Teacher

“John is very engaging and knowledgeable! I feel like I can tackle music technology now with a little more ease.“
– Mary Abba-Gleason, Choral Teacher

“I loved John’s seminar! I got many useful ideas that I can use right away and others that I can learn to use with my students in the future.“
– Stacey Gilcreast, Music Teacher

“John has so much to offer. I am filled with new, creative ideas to take back to my classroom.“
– Nancy LaPorte, Music Teacher

“John is full of great ideas and obviously very passionate about music education.“
– Mary Littlefield, K-6 Music Teacher

“John does a great job of sharing his experiences and knowledge. Very positive, entertaining and easy to listen to.”
– Sacha Bays, Music Teacher

“John is an excellent presenter! His background and experiences make his content sincere and valuable. He is personable and his sense of humor helped keep me engaged.”
– Lori Kjellander, K-6 Music Teacher

“John is incredibly knowledgeable. His technology apps for use in the classroom are great!
– Ardis Barbre, Teacher

“John presents great ideas for implementing technology in the music classroom.“
– Chris Stevens, K-5 Music Teacher

John’s seminar is full of information to put to use right away. Excellent inspiration on getting creative in school – allowing students the space and time to create for themselves.“
– Charity Gillotti, Music Teacher

“John is very knowledgeable and put shared strategies in a fun and practical way to make them easy for everyone to use.“
– Margery Waller, K-5 Music Teacher