Aren’t You Ready for a Change?


Get beyond the chaos

Build confidence

Find harmony in your music classroom

Dear music teacher,

If you want to stop feeling miserable, burnt out, and exhausted all the time, then this is going to be the most important message you read all day.

Why the Happy Music Teacher Academy?

Does this sound like you?

You’re struggling with behavior management, so chaos reigns.

You’re having trouble finding the happy balance between management and engagement, especially with classes that have behaviorally challenging students.

You’re trying to make classes fun enough that every student participates.

Curriculum is so challenging. Everything either seems too advanced or way too babyish for your students, so you lose them.

It’s difficult to know what to teach and how to structure your units.

You’re trying to find lessons for all students to relate to.

There are so many ideas out there, but narrowing it down and figuring out what works and how to actually execute it is tough.

How do you create lessons that will be fun without creating chaos in your music classroom?

Well that WAS me!  When I first started teaching almost a quarter century ago, I was struggling with all the things.  And I was so LOST!

  • I had no classroom management system.
  • I was trying to figure out what to do with my students and how to keep them learning but still having fun.
  • I couldn’t decide how to structure my units so they went in some kind of order that actually made sense.

Today, I am a happy, fulfilled music teacher with tons of tricks up my sleeve.  And I want to help you be a happy music teacher too!

What if there was a place to find help?

Learn & Grow

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a place where you could go to learn and grow as a music teacher? 

Structure lessons

Wouldn’t you love to learn how to sequence your lessons to keep everyone interested? 

Increase engagement

Wouldn’t you love to know where to find curriculum that is engaging for even your big kids?  

That’s why I created The Happy Music Teacher Academy!

Jeanette Shorey in a lavender dress standing and holding onto a red cabooses

Want those solutions?

Let me introduce you to our community!

The Happy Music Teacher Academy is the place where you can learn and grow as an elementary music teacher.

Need to know how to structure your units and then how to execute them? 

Looking for ideas on how to handle those talkative classes

Want to learn the best way to change up the curriculum you have so it actually works for you and your students?  

Want a step-by-step guide to figure out what’s most important to know more about assessment or decide what is most important for your students to learn first?

Are you trying to find out the best way to teach your exceptional learners?

Do you have a class set of ukuleles you’re just dying to use but don’t know how to play them?  

The Happy Music Teacher Academy is like a treasure trove of knowledge where you can unlock the secrets to finding confidence and joy in your music teacher life.

Here’s what you can expect from joining our community:

everything will feel easier

  • You’ll have the ability to design fun lessons that your students will engage with.

  • You can get help with classroom management, so you get through instructions without so many interruptions that all the engaged kids become bored or distracted.

  • You’ll find a way to streamline all the ideas you’ve collected at workshops and figure out what works for you. 

  • There’s guidance on how to get through the day without feeling exhausted by the end of it.

  • The Academy is a place to get training and earn PD credit from the comfort of your couch.  

you’ll never be alone

  • There are other music teachers struggling with the same awful schedule and the same behavior issues.

  • The music teachers in the community are available to share your wins and send you virtual hugs on your bad days.

  • The music teachers here get you, because they are walking in your shoes.
  • Master teachers are available to help you get unstuck.

  • Team Happy will help you get off of music teacher island.
girl playing ukulele music teacher playing instruments teacher reading

Want to be part of a team?

the happy music teacher academy is like having

A Private Community of Music Teachers Just Like You

Where you can:

  • Ask questions
  • Vent
  • Share wins

It’s a safe space to learn and grow as a music teacher.  You’ll be able to access and ever-growing library of courses taught by experts and designed to help you:

  • Engage your students with ukulele lessons.
  • Learn new skills in The Library, where there are courses to help you use picture books in your classroom.
  • Structure your curriculum.
  • Develop your own unique behavior management plan.

What happens next?

When you join The Happy Music Teacher academy

Once you join, you’ll get an email with instructions to join The Music Group on Circle, a platform built for exclusive communities similar to Facebook groups, only without the algorithm & the ads.  You won’t get lost, and you’ll be able to easily find all the knowledge you’re looking for.

There’s a simple 3-step process to getting started: 

  1. Click any of the pink join buttons.
  2. Create your profile on Circle. 
  3. Start connecting with other music educators like you.
  4. Take one of the exclusive courses in The Music Teacher Academy.

Need to skip ahead so you can quickly grab a resource to try out in your classroom… today?

Head straight to the Library, where you’ll find free access to a 10-module course, Simply Music Skills. Plus, new trainings are uploaded to The Learning Center every week. 

why does it work?

A Tight Knit Community of Music Teachers

The Happy Music Teacher Academy works because it’s full of people just like you. 

Music teachers with the same challenges, the same terrible schedules, the same misbehaving students, the same students who just won’t participate.

The Happy Music Teacher Academy also works because it’s full of experts. 

Master Music teachers with years of experience who are super excited to share their knowledge with you.

Here are the courses you get when you join The Music Teacher Group

Simply Music Skills

10-module course that teaches you how to use picture books to teach music concepts so that students stay engaged for the entire lesson

Simply Literacy Skills

A course you can use to teach students how to connect music class with other subjects so they see the impact music has when reading their favorite book, studying math, or even playing at recess.

Simply Ukulele Skills

<< Coming Soon >>

A Ukulele course so you get an immediate plan for how to plan, structure, and carry out your ukulele unit.  Don’t know how to play the uke?  You’ll get that too!

Simply Special Skills

<< Coming Soon >>

10-module course that teaches you the strategies & skills you’ll need to feel comfortable and confident teaching your exceptional learners.

Rocktastic - A Playful Approach to Teaching Group Instrument Lessons

<< Coming Soon >>

A bonus course where you’ll learn how to earn $,1000 a month in 4 hours a week by teaching group instrument lessons.

Thursday Trainings

Every Thursday, a master teacher will train you in a new music teacher skill.  Team Happy gets to choose what to learn!


Your very own team

Access to like-minded fellow music teachers you can learn with so you don’t have to feel so alone at school.

A place to share

Space to share your wins and vent whenever you need to so you don’t have to worry about burdening your partner with all of your school stress.

The place where you get to find joy

Find your happy with the help of this community of music teachers like you.

our members

Master teachers you can personally connect with

Each Member of The Happy Music Teacher Academy has their own unique, special skills and talents.

It’s your own team of experts, ready to share with you.

Jeanette Shorey

Jeanette Shorey

Arts Integration Specialist

Lauren McKenzie

Lauren McKenzie

Classroom Management Expert

Kaitlyn Traylor

Kaitlyn Traylor

Most Engaged Member


What people are saying about the community

Members of The Happy Music Teacher Academy are excited and thankful to be part of a group of like-minded educators.  Here’s what they’re saying after being in our community.

I am beyond excited for something like this. It’s like you read my mind for what I’ve been wanting to do and no one has been able to tell me a good way how to do it.

– Kaitlin

Kaitlyn Traylor

I love that you present a lesson a week, and if I miss it live, I can go back and watch it anytime.  Thanks!

– Christy

Christy Clark

Jeanette Shorey working on Apple computer for The Music Teacher Group sales page

Want 3 courses + community?

what does it cost?

There’s so much VALUE in being a part of this community!

So you’re probably wondering just how much this costs.


Simply Music Skills – $500                Simply Literacy Skills – $500

Simply Ukulele Skills – $500             Simply Special Skills – $500

Live Trainings with me is $150.          Bonus Package worth – $1,400

The chance to interact with and learn with other music teachers like you is literally priceless.

GRAND TOTAL = $3,550

But you get access to the 4 courses, live access to me every month, all the bonuses, and the entire community for only $47 per month. You can cancel anytime.

I’m so confident that you will love The Happy Music Teacher Academy that I’m offering you a full refund after the first month if you’re not completely happy with our community.  

Join now for SPECIAL pricing

If you’re ready to join now, run, don’t walk to join before pricing goes up in March.

You need to act now!

Bonuses for joining NOW

By joining today, you’ll receive bonuses worth $1,400.  Included in your bonus package is:

Transitions Choice Board

Six transitions designed to help your exceptional learners and your typical learners transition from activity to activity without anxiety or disruption.

On the Beach Choice Board

6 activities that students can do to help them calm down after an active lesson or after a melt down.

Steady Beat Choice Board

15 steady beat activities to get your students in the groove and ready for more learning.

Structured Activities Choice Board

Structure your day for success with these 6 activities designed to use repetition to keep your students feeling calm and comfortable.

Your Exceptional Learners Checklist

You can use this checklist to be sure every lesson is a good experience for your exceptional learners.

Rocktastic Course

Want to make an extra $1,000 a month in 4 hours time?  This complete course will teach you how.  The course includes teaching modules, along with marketing and email templates, advertising materials & everything you need to plan your group lessons.  

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You’re working super hard to deal with all the challenges you face in your music room.

You’ve tried everything, but you still feel frustrated and alone.  It seems like there’s no one to help.

After you join The Happy Music Teacher Academy, all that will change.  Soon you’ll have your own team.  Someone will be there to answer your questions, share your struggles, and cheer for you when things are going great.

That’s why you shouldn’t wait another moment.  Join us in The Happy Music Teacher Academy for support, collaboration, and so much learning!

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m sure you have questions.  That’s why we’ve included a section for questions we get asked all the time.  Have a question that’s not here?  Feel free to reach out using the form below.
What if I join The Happy Music Teacher Academy and find it's not for me?

That’s easy.  You can unsubscribe at any time and never be charged again.  Plus, I’m so sure you’ll love it that I’ll offer you a refund on your first month if you unsubscribe within that first month.

When will The Happy Music Teacher Academy re-open?

The Happy Music Teacher Academy is open year round.  You can join at whenever you’re ready.

How long can I get the founding member pricing of $37?

You can pay the founding member pricing of just $37/month forever, as long as you join The Happy Music Teacher Academy before Sunday, March 19th at 11:59 PM.

What are the bonuses included for joining?
  • Transitions Choice Board

  • Activities Choice Board

  • One the Beach Choice Board

  • Steady Beat Choice Board

  • Exceptional Learner Lesson Planning Checklist
  • Rocktastic Group Lessons Course
  • Monthly access to me through our LIVE Q & A sessions within the community
How long do I have to take the courses included in The Music Teacher Group?

You can access the courses as soon as you join The Happy Music Teacher Academy.  PLUS, You have lifetime access as long as you are a member of the group.

How long can I get the bonuses?

Bonuses are only available if you join The Happy Music Teacher Academy before Sunday, March 19th at 11:59 PM.

Are there any bonuses if I decide to join after March 19th?

Yes.  You will still earn all the bonuses, except the early optin bonuses, as long as you join The Happy Music Teacher Academy before 11:59 PM on March 19th.

What are the early opt-in bonuses?

When you join The Happy Music Teacher Academy before 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 19th, you receive the following early optin bonuses.

  • The founding member price of $37/month forever.
  • All mp3 song recordings from select choice boards.
  • Level Up Rewards Templates for the Rocktastic Group Lessons Course.
Music teachers working together for Music Teacher Group sales page

Want so much value in one community?

quick recap

Let’s Review

Here’s what you get when you join The Music Teacher Group:

  • Three courses designed to help you keep your students engaged and participating. 
    • Simply Music Skills Course
    • Simply Literacy Skills Course
    • Simply Ukulele Skills Course
    • Simply Special Skills Course
    • Rocktastic Group Lessons Course
  • Access to master teachers to help when you need the help.
  • An instant community of people who get you and who want to encourage and collaborate with you.
  • FREE weekly trainings by master teachers who will help you solve the problems you face in your music classroom every day.
  • Bonuses worth $1,400.
  • Founding member pricing of $37/month when you join before 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 19th.

Join now for SPECIAL pricing

If you’re ready to join now, run, don’t walk, to receive FOUNDING MEMBER pricing of $37/month!

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