Graduate Courses and Workshops

First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play with Betsy Greene, President of FAME

We're pleased to offer two great options to learn about First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk, led by the amazing Betsy Greene! Take the 1-day workshop to learn about integrating First Steps with Orff, and have the option to take the follow up  2-credit online course and dive even deeper into this wonderful approach to music education. 

In the hands-on workshop, you will learn classroom-ready activities which follow the eight part workout from First Steps in Music and integrate the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate these two approaches during the full day of class. If you choose, continue on with online meetings to learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching while earning 2 graduate or PD credits.
                            
Course instructor is Betsy Greene, President of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME), endorsed Teacher Trainer and highly respected music educator working in the Burlington Vermont Schools.

Course #2 in Nashua, NH
Saturday, March 23rd 2019
8:30-5:00 PM
Main Dunstable Elementary School
20 Whitford Rd Nashua, NH

SNOW DAY:
March 30th, 2019

1-Day Workshop: $75

1-Day Workshop plus 2-Credit follow up online class: $900

REGISTER FOR NASHUA COURSE OR WORKSHOP

 

First Steps in Music Certification Course with Betsy Greene

3 Graduate Credits or 45 PD/Workshop Hours

Monday, July 15th-Friday July 19th 2019
8:00-4:00 PM
Music Room
Champlain Elementary School
800 Pine Street, Burlington VT

3 Graduate Credits or 45 hours of PD/Workshop Credit
3 Graduate Credits  - $1375
Workshop credit only - $950

First Steps in MusicTM  was created by leading music educator Dr. John Feierabend of the Hartt School of Music. Through active participation in both music and movement activities, participants will learn how to further their young students' musical growth with joy, imagination, and wonder while preparing them for a lifelong of music learning. This course will include current research findings and the implications of that research on the development of an early childhood music and movement curriculum, collecting materials, designing teaching strategies, lesson plans, and yearly curriculum, as well as developing and promoting an early childhood program.  Materials and activities will be presented for children from birth to age seven.

Course instructor is Betsy Greene, a Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) endorsed Teacher Trainer and highly respected music educator in the Burlington Vermont Schools. This course is fully endorsed by FAME. All participants will receive a First Steps in Music Certificate of Completion from FAME.

Content:

Introduction and Philosophy
Selecting quality literature
Music Aptitude and related research
Music in the first three years
The Music Workout (Nursery – Grade 2)
Development of teaching techniques
Choosing materials
Writing Lessons and developing a semester curriculum
Assessment
 

REGISTER FOR FIRST STEPS SUMMER 2019
 

 

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