Methods in Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy

All Music Education programs have been canceled for Summer 2020. However, please check back for Summer 2021 dates. Stay up-to-date with official notifications related to COVID-19 through the Kent State coronavirus web page.

Methods in Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy

Experience performing as a member of a rock band while examining the pedagogy of this type of ensemble. Workshop participants will learn techniques for coaching rock ensembles in the K-12 environment including selecting repertoires and equipment, amplifying instruments, and recording/editing performances. 

Meet The Instructors

Kevin Coyne
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music
  • M.S. in Music Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Kevin Coyne is a public school music teacher in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience. He is primarily a middle school general music teacher and he incorporates technology and popular music practices to help guide students towards life-long music making experiences. Additionally, Kevin teaches music technology and popular music pedagogy courses at Boston University, and is also a doctoral student in Boston University’s Music Education program. Kevin is an accomplished blues & rock guitarist and performs regularly for many prominent theaters in the Boston area.

Dr. Jay Dorfman
  • Bachelor and master of music degrees in music education from the University of Miami (FL)
  • Doctor of philosophy degree from Northwestern University (IL)

Dr. Jay Dorfman, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. Prior appointments include an Assistant Professorship in Music Education at Boston University, and an Assistant Professorship in Music Education at Kent State University. Dr. Dorfman was a high school instrumental and technology-based music teacher in Broward County, Florida.


For program specific inquiries, contact Dr. Jay Dorfman at

For registration inquiries, contact Judi Cash at or 330-672-8670.