Hello! Thanks for signing up for news of Youth Volume's Think Tank & GEMS Course of Action.
Complete this form (not every question is required) if you're interested in the Youth Volume Think Tank and/or GROWING EQUITABLE MUSIC STUDIOS, a Course of Action for studio music teachers who believe every child can change the world.
Together, let's expand studio diversity, access and inclusion while nurturing our students as changemakers. The Youth Volume Think Tank aims to recenter social justice from the margins to the heart of music education. Each session is generating practical solutions for individual music teachers to nurture their studios with diversity, equity and inclusion ASAP. Originally known as the Suzuki Social Justice Think Tank, our first Zoom events happened in August 2020.
Once you submit this form, course coach Clara Hardie will share any new GEMS developments with you by email once every few months. This includes Youth Volume Think Tank session dates, which are also GEMS graduation celebrations!
Prospective GEMS students who would like to set up a 30-minute phone consultation to see if you're a good fit and get registered may email
directly. Five teachers will be accepted into each cohort: Fall, Winter, & Spring. A automated webinar and Summer GEMS sessions are on the horizon!
Get ideas for how GEMS course concepts can show up irl (in real life):
TELL US ABOUT YOU!
How did you hear about this?
Are you a social justice-loving music teacher seeking to further nurture your current studio with diversity, equity & inclusion? PLEASE TELL US MORE!
If you're not a teacher, ignore these bonus questions ;-) If you'd like to tell Clara more about why you're signing up for the email list, you can always send her a direct message at
In what city do you teach?
What instrument do you teach?
Do you run a private studio or work for someone else?
My own studio
Weekly number of private lessons you taught during an average school year.
Any socioeconomic demographics about your students you'd like to share?
What is the extent of your Suzuki teacher training?
I'm a Teacher Trainer.
Every Child Can
Up to Book 2
Up to Book 3
Up to Book 4
Beyond Book 4
Who is your fav Suzuki teacher trainer?
Are you employing social justice practices in your current Suzuki education work? *
If you employ other pedagogies in your teaching, please share about it as much as you’d like here.
WANT MORE SUPPORT IN MEETING YOUR GOALS?
We want to know what kind of support teachers are currently seeking.
Yes! I'm interested in:
peer mentorship - getting matched up with 1-3 others to share goals, victories & challenges
periodic group brainstorming and goal checkin sessions facilitated by subject experts
social justice teacher training
If you were to invest in PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT that would help you learn to further nurture your private studio, which area(s) would be of greatest interest?
A. Mostly ADMINISTRATIVE NUTS & BOLTS / best practices of running a diverse, equitable & inclusive studio.
B. Mostly social justice / transformative TEACHING PRACTICES to nurture changemaker skills in my students.
C. Mostly to gain & promote knowledge of REPERTOIRE that celebrates various cultures while systematically building musical skills with the goal of supporting my students in finding their own sound.
A & B
A & C
B & C
I want it all!
Not interested in that right now.
If you'd like, expand on your answer(s) related to support in meeting your goals.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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