Every year, Harmony Program teachers are offered dozens of hours of professional training to make sure that our students receive the highest quality instruction. Sessions include important topics, such as Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Using the Harmony Program Curriculum, Creativity and Student Ownership of the Music Making Process, and Music and Advocacy. In addition to these regularly scheduled training sessions, this year also featured guest lectures by Harmony Program board members. Dr. Kalmon Post discussed the neuroscience behind music education, and NY Philharmonic clarinetist, Anthony McGill, shared his personal story and discussed the importance of community engagement. Teachers also receive formal classroom observation, coaching, and evaluation throughout the year.