The KE Creative Team is SO excited to be able to offer up to 3 generous, needs-based scholarships to participate in The Music Teacher's Playbook this spring!
This means that if you are someone who:
is currently attending college and studying music and wants to build a studio
is a recent graduate of any music program and is currently building a studio or wants to
has been severely financially impacted by the pandemic
is transitioning careers and wants to dig deep into developing YOUR OWN music studio
YOU are eligible to apply for a Music Teacher's Playbook scholarship!
Who is eligible for the scholarships?
Any musician, any age, any country, etc.
These are need-based scholarships, so it's only open to musicians who need financial help.
How will I benefit from a Music Teacher's Playbook Scholarship?
I’m so glad you asked! MTP Scholarships are valued at $697, which covers 100% of the costs to participate in MTP!
As a scholarship recipient, you also get the following:
UNLIMITED ACCESS to the 12-week MTP course materials and modules
PRACTICAL TOOLS for managing the nitty gritty of YOUR OWN private music teaching studio
Additional resources EXCLUSIVELY for MTP community members
MENTORSHIP and ACCOUNTABILITY from Katherine and the KE Creative Team!
This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!!
How do I apply for a Music Teacher's Playbook Scholarship?
Our MTP Scholarship Application is an easy process but will require some thoughtful responses and creativity on your part. We highly recommend that you prepare the video portion of the application before filling out the Google Form!
You’ll need to answer all of the questions in our MTP Scholarship Application Google Form for your application to receive consideration.
These scholarships are needs-based, so we’ll ask short-answer questions like:
What do you currently do to earn income?
What's the overall range of your income per year?
What's your total household income per year?
These questions are to help us verify your eligibility to receive a needs-based scholarship for MTP.
Now, here’s the fun part!
Create a 1–2-minute video essay (à la TikTok) where you will answer the following:
Tell us about yourself!
Share why you deserve a scholarship for MTP.
What is your dream career, and how will MTP help you get there?
Share a fun fact about you!
Next, you’ll create an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link and copy-paste it into the answer box found on the MTP Scholarship Application. This will only be viewed by members of the Scholarship Committee and the KE Creative Team.
If you have any additional questions about the application process or eligibility requirements, please send us a message at info[at]katherineemeneth.com
What’s the deadline for applying?
Timeliness is important here! Here are the MTP Scholarship Application deadlines:
Scholarship Application OPEN DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Applications DUE BY: 11:59PM on Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Scholarship Notifications SENT BY: Monday, March 14, 2022
These four amazing studio teachers, humans, Playbook grads, and friends of KE Creative will be selecting up to 3 scholarship recipients.
The Scholarship Committee
Jamie Sanidad is a performing oboist, private instructor, and reed maker in the greater Seattle area. In addition to teaching her private studio, she also coaches oboe sectionals in middle and high school band classes.
Through her oboe reed business, PNW Reeds, she makes and sells reeds and reed-making materials to oboists across the country.
She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Washington under the instruction of Mary Lynch, and previously completed her undergraduate studies with Linda Strommen at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
A teacher to grade school oboists as well as to working professionals who play on the side, she hopes to both inspire and nurture a love for music in all of her students. When she is not playing the oboe or working on reeds, Jamie enjoys tending to her houseplants, playing with her dog, and rock climbing.
Jessica Pelltier is currently the Flute Professor at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In 2019, Jessica created her own teaching studio, the Positive Playing Studio, where she teaches all ages of flutists and has a community flute choir.
Alongside of her teaching career, Jessica plays with the Long Bay Symphony and Fayetteville Symphony in Myrtle Beach, SC, and gigs locally in the area. Music has taken Jessica all over the world in her orchestral, teaching, and soloing career, such as Germany, Costa Rica, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, California, and more. Jessica has studied with multiple world-renowned artists such as Jim Walker, Jeanne Baxstresser, Alberto Almarza, Marina Piccinini, Denis Bouriakov, Rose Lombardo, Ben Smolen, Valarie Coleman, and Diana Morgan. She has been awarded the Osman Award for Music (2015), and Mildred Loman Henning Scholarship (2016-2017), and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for both Flute Performance and Orchestral Conducting (2017-2019).
Jessica graduated with her Master of Music in Flute Performance and Orchestral Conducting at the University of Louisville, and graduated from Ohio Northern University with her Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance.
Elizabeth Knaub is a violist, teacher, and blogger. She shows off her favorite practice techniques and technology for musicians on her website and Youtube channel “Life from the Viola Section.”
She is passionate about changing the landscape of the musical community, and raises awareness through her social media presence. She runs a private viola, violin, and piano studio both online and in Richmond, Virginia. Her students live all over the country, and love putting on Zoom recitals where they can showcase both classical and nontraditional music.
She and her partner Harry Grossman make up the Ottava Bassa Duo, a viola and double bass group playing a wide variety of music for all occasions. You can find out more about Elizabeth on her website elizabethknaub.com.
Based in northwest Indiana, Trey Bradshaw is a devoted educator and flutist, who uses his creativity, humor, and relentless work ethic to help students express their unique voice. Teaching his private flute studio as well over 100 flute students in the Michiana region, Trey’s current students have received top chairs at All-State, All-Region, and All-District honor bands, as well as top ratings at Solo & Ensemble.
Beyond teaching, Trey is a highly-sought after performer, known for his passionate, yet sensitive playing. He regularly performs with several groups in the midwest, including serving as acting principal flute for the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra during the 2020-2021 season.
Trey holds degrees in Flute Performance from Indiana University (MM '19) and the University of Miami (BM’17), and has been a fellow with the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute, Opera Maya Festival Orchestra, and Miami Classical Music Festival Orchestra.