Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Kat Reinhert is a highly experienced secondary educator and national presenter. With over twenty years of experience working with students in general music, chorus, and modern band, Kat is a sought-after presenter for classes and workshops in voice, songwriting and popular music pedagogy and curriculum. Her passion for music education has led to presentations at many conferences including The International Society of Music Education, The Voice Foundation, The Association for Popular Music Education and The International Jazz Voice Conference.

She has taught courses in jazz, songwriting, private voice, theory, modern band and popular music ensembles. Kat is also a published author, with a chapter on contemporary voice in Popular Music Practices and Perspectives, published by Bloomsbury 2019, as well as an article on songwriting in the 2019 spring edition of The Journal of Popular Music Education.

All the tools that Kat presents are those that she has found to be most effective in her own experience with students and in her coaching and support of secondary instrumental, vocal and general music teachers. Kat is the author of Engaging Your Music Students Through Popular Music: Integrating Popular Music into Your Music Program (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Kat for a valuable day of learning, filled with timesaving, highly practical ideas and tools for maximizing the engagement and learning of your grades 6-12 music students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"I can't wait to integrate popular music into my high school program."

"Kat Reinhert is a dynamic educator that speaks from a place of knowledge, experience and passion."

"It was amazing how Kat spoke to ALL of the music teachers in the room. She had ideas for everyone from choral teachers to jazz band."

"Kat's experience as a songwriter, performer and teacher combine to create the perfect balance of knowledge! Her expertise will no doubt help me increase the engagement of my students."

"I can't wait to implement these strategies. I now have tools to engage even my most reluctant music students."

"It is clear that Kat's practice is rooted in a deep love of music education. Her progressive way of teaching and clear organization of ideas left me inspired."

"Kat is a compelling and engaging presenter who brings great passion and attention to detail. She really understands what it's like to teach in a secondary setting."