Professional Development

Professional Development

Looking for the latest music education training available to help boost your career?

NAfME offers a full range of professional development opportunities for music teachers, including online development classes and webinars.

Cutting edge information and top-notch music education resources – this is where you’ll find exactly what you need to succeed in the classroom. 

Best of all, we continually update everything, so you can be assured of staying current with the topics that interest you the most.

Professional Development Programs

Professional Development eKit

Have a great idea to share with fellow music educators? Submit a proposal for a webinar presentation.

Want some fresh new ideas? Come to a NAfME conference this year!

NAfME’s National In-Service Conference takes place each fall, offering a wide range of professional development sessions with new innovative techniques and ideas to use in your classroom. It’s a great place to network with other music teachers, hear performances by the All-National Honor Ensembles, and immerse yourself in the best that NAfME has to offer.

Our Music Research and Teacher Education National Conference takes place every other year (biennial) and is designed for the needs of the higher education and research communities. If you’re interested in research-based poster sessions, lectures from nationally known speakers, and opportunities to attend multiple breakout sessions over several days, you don’t want to miss this conference.

Stay current with NAfME’s Professional Development Digital Coursepacks

NAfME’s Digital Store is your one stop shop for digital coursepacks that provide supportive articles related to selected topics from the National In-Service Conferences. 

Each coursepack contains content chosen by the presenter of the session that relates to his/her topic.  We also offer dozens of coursepacks of general interest to the music educator.

Ready When You Are – NAfME’s Learning Network of Online Classes

The best thing about our online webinars and professional development classes?  You watch them when it’s convenient for you!

NAfME’s Learning Network delivers week-long workshops, as well as individual hour-long webinars, direct to your computer, or laptop.

Workshops:  Summer is the perfect time to continue your professional career development.  Just log on to watch one of NAfME’s summer workshop webinars, right in the comfort of your own home.

Live and Archived Webinars: NAfME hosts frequent webinars that are geared specifically toward music educators and presented by a different specialist or expert. Topics for webinars vary.  Suggestions for topics are always welcome.  Archived individual webinars can be found through the NAfME Store, and Certificates of Completion are available after attending the webinar or by answering questions from viewing the archived webinar. 

Learn to Play and Teach Guitar:  NAfME’s Teaching Guitar Workshops

If you’ve ever wanted to play or teach guitar, this is the absolute best place to start. 

Our “Teaching Guitar Workshops” are designed to help school music educators start or enhance classroom guitar programs and deliver more music making opportunities to children.  The schedule of workshops can be found on