SEPT. 13 I WHITE HOUSE OF MUSIC I EVENT
White House Opens to Educators
On July 25, 40 music teachers gathered in White House of Music's recital hall for Total Music Educators Workshop. The free event, held at the retailer's Waukesha, Wis., store, featured a day's worth of sessions on topics ranging from music advocacy to time management.
In the past, White House of Music hosted Total Music Educators Workshop as a three-day paid workshop. According to Chris White, company president, the dealership opted to make it a free event this year "as school budgets and support was unclear." The day was billed as "a complimentary thank you to music educators" for their "dedication and determination in these challenging times."
Mary Luehrsen, NAMM's director of public affairs and government relations, hosted the opening session on music advocacy. Following a store tour and lunch, Bill Gray, owner of BGE Financial, discussed creative ways music educators can stretch their budgets. White also held a session on time management, and Lance Koehler, the company's general manager, taught attendees how to organize cables and P.A. gear. The event closed with a discussion from Michael George, executive director of Wisconsin Center for Music Education.
"White House of Music and the educators in attendance believed the workshop was a great success," White said. "The overall positive attitude and commitment to quality music education that these teachers displayed was awesome. We are already planning next year's workshop."