In light of the statewide stay-at-home directive by Governor Tom Wolf and the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, our office and programs will be closed until April 30th. Please check back for updates. For our POP families, please visit the resource section in our POP family portal for instructional videos made by our POP TA’s for your students to continue learning and practicing at home during this time.

Professional Development

Teaching Artists come to POP with a variety of backgrounds and teaching and performing experiences. All POP TAs start the year off with 25 hours of orientation, which typically includes sessions on classroom management, lesson planning and trauma-informed approach. Throughout the year, teachers are observed and given-feedback in formal and informal settings and have the opportunity to work with master pedagogues who can help refine teaching technique and instrument-specific pedagogy. At their core, POP Teaching Artists are life-long learners.