Pre-registration closes on April 16th at 11:59 PM.
Bring a stuffed animal on Friday evening to use during the workshop.
Kodály guru and early learning expert Dr. Garner will present solid repertoire for developing musicianship amongst our youngest students. In a Kodaly-inspired classroom, children learn most effectively through musical play. In this interactive workshop, participants will first explore quality repertoire, materials and activities for children ages 1-5, followed by materials for grades K-5. Subsequently, ideas for how these activities function within a spiral curricular structure will be discussed. Demonstration group provided by Bellevue Girlchoir!
Dr. Leigh Ann Garner teaches elementary classroom and choral music at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Hastings, MN. In addition, she is the Director of the Kodály Institute at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches pedagogy courses Levels I and II, and Folksong Analysis and Materials. Garner also taught on the Kodály faculty at Wichita State University. She teaches interactive workshops throughout the United States specializing in early childhood music, Kodály-inspired pedagogy, curriculum development, and standards-based assessments.
Garner is the co-author of Music and Movement: a music curriculum for children ages one-five, and is a contributing author for MacMillan McGraw/Hill music textbook series. She served on the board of the Organization of American Kodály Educators from 2004-2012. She holds an EdD from the University of St. Thomas, an MA in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas, and a BA in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College.
Come prepared to sing, dance and leave with lesson ideas for your littles!
Cost and Registration:
Pre-registration for both days: $70 for members, $110 for non-members, $10 for students
Renew your membership at the workshop and pay the member price!
10 Clock Hours Available free to WMEA members.
Pre-registration closes 24 hours before the event.
Walk-in admission for both days: $90 for members, $130 for non-members, $10 for students
One day only admission pre-registration options:
Just Friday: $25 for members, $45 for non-members, FREE for students
Just Saturday: $50 for members, $70 for non-members, $10 for students
One day only walk-in options:
Just Friday: $35 for members, $55 for non-members, $10 for students
Just Saturday: $60 for members, $80 for non-members, $10 for students