Methods in Rock Band Performance and Pedagogy

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. 

Workshop dates: July 10-16, 2021
Pricing: (arrival July 9, 2021; departure July 17, 2021)

*Deadline to reserve housing: July 1, 2021

Important COVID Information

Music Summer Workshops 2021 COVID Information

The Kent Campus resides in Portage County and must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties. Campuses may adjust operations when the state of Ohio COVID Risk Level status for their county is changed, including the addition of restrictions when the county risk level is raised, or the return to previous operations when the county risk level is lowered.

Participants residing in University housing must:

  • Provide proof of being fully vaccinated (2 weeks have passed since your last dose). You will be exempt from further testing. Or
  • Provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test taken with 90 days. You will be exempt from further testing. Or
  • Submit proof of a negative test 3-5 days before arriving on campus
    • Participants in the General Music and Orff-Schulwerk programs, who submit proof of a negative test 3-5 days before arrival, will be required to test again mid-way through the program.
      • The University can provide an At-Home kit to use in your room. Or
      • You can schedule testing with DeWeese Health Center.

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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.