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PRevious workshops 2020-2021

Online Virtual Workshops on Zoom

 

All workshops are $15 each

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

 

 

Workshop #1: September 12, 2020

Virtual Toolbox for the Instrumental, Choral, & General Music Teacher

Clinicians:

Lindsie Hardy

Sean Carney

Sean Longstreet

Join us for distance learning tools, tips, and tricks to use with elementary through high school students! Our online workshop will include resources to keep young learners engaged with the help of puppets and hand signs, while also using Google Slides to organize and present visually appealing content. Additionally, we’ll show you how to use web-based creativity tools and lesson ideas geared toward rhythm/melody to encourage musical thinking and meaningful asynchronous work, especially for students without instruments. You’ll learn how to improve the look and sound of your video conferencing setup, and we’ve even planned an entire section dedicated to building a virtual choir or band. This online workshop will reinvigorate your online classroom and help you connect with students in a virtual world!

 

All attendees will receive access to a “Virtual Toolbox” (Google Drive Folder) with links, lesson examples, and more!

 

Workshop #2: November 7, 2020

Meaningful Listening and Virtual Toolbox Part 2

Clinicians:

Dr. Kathy Hickey

Lindsie Hardy

Focused or active listening to music offers opportunities to combine the cognitive and analytical aspect of music learning with the emotional or affective aspect of music. Do your students hear the rhythms and feel the meter when they listen to a piece of music? Is it in major or minor mode? Do you hear the intervals and chords? Can you sing along in solfege or conduct the meter? Do you hear what I hear?  Listening to music interactively is an important step on the continuum of music literacy. “Listening to, analyzing, and describing music” are included in National Standards for Arts and state and local school standards. This first half of the workshop will include materials and teaching strategies for listening in the “real” and “virtual” K-12 classroom.

 

Speaking of listening… you asked, and we listened! The last half of our workshop will be “Virtual Toolbox Part 2”! Back by popular demand, Lindsie Hardy is returning from our first workshop to share more of what’s been working in her online elementary music classes. From engaging synchronous activities to creating meaningful asynchronous lessons with the basics of Google Slides, this workshop is sure to reignite your spirit for teaching music online! Join us for more creative and fun online learning ideas with Ms. Hardy’s Music Party!

Workshop #3: February 6, 2021

Music and Movement in the Kodály Classroom

Clinician:

Donna A. Menhart, Associate Professor

The Hartt School, University of Hartford

This active-learning workshop will demonstrate the multi-levels and purposes of folk songs, chants, games, and dances appropriate for traditional and non-traditional learning environments. Attendees will learn how folk songs are efficiently incorporated into the general music, choral, or instrumental classroom, providing aural, psychological, technical, and physical preparation for literacy, as well as discover programmable options for folk repertoire. Songs from various countries will be shared, giving educators the opportunity to demonstrate the accessibility of international cultures with their students. And above all else, everyone will be reminded that music is joyous and is meant to be shared. 

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PRevious workshops 2019-2020

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Using the Kodály Approach and Beyond . . . to Achieve National Board Certification!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:00am-1:30 pm 

St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church

5244 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood, CA 91601

About the Workshop:

In this workshop Julie Corallo and Juanda Marshall will explain the benefits of achieving National Board Certification and how using the Kodály Approach helped them on their journey. Perhaps you are wondering about the process of achieving National Board Certification. You may be looking for ways to increase your salary or teaching opportunities in the future.  Juanda and Julie were certified in December of 2018 and will describe how this voluntary advanced credential can be an advantage to you and your students while taking your instruction to a higher level.

Ms. Corallo and Ms. Marshall will lead participants through songs, games, and engaging activities that will help attendees to understand the requirements for the four components of National Board Certification and the pathways one can take to effectively plan their candidacy.   We invite you to join us as we investigate this worthwhile challenge!

Parking:

You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!

Lunch:

Participants will be given short breaks, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

 

Below are helpful links with food options near the venue, information on how to register, and a flyer so you can share the information with others who may be interested!

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Workshop #2: Dr. Kathy Hickey

ADVANCING MUSICALLY with the KODÁLY CONCEPT

Clinician:

Dr. Katherine Hickey, DMA
University of Redlands School of Music
kathy_hickey@redlands.edu

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

9:00am-1:30 pm 

St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church

5244 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Teaching advanced music concepts continues from the seeds sown with successful teaching of the Kodály approach curriculum in grades K-3.  Students are prepared to progress to more advanced music concepts, such as inversion and cadence in harmony; compound, mixed, and asymmetrical meters; chromaticism and modulation; all diatonic scales, modes and 20th century scales; form and analysis. Materials and pedagogy for grades 3 to university level will be presented for analysis and active music-making. 

Parking:

You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!

Lunch:

Participants will be given short breaks, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

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Going Global: World Music in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom

Clinician: Christopher Roberts, cr777@uw.edu

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Registration:    9:00 am-9:30 am

Workshop:       9:30 am-3:00 pm 

St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church

5244 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood, CA 91601

About the Workshop: 

As our country grows increasingly diverse, many Kodály-inspired music educators are looking for ways to incorporate world musics into the curriculum.  However, if students are not actively engaged in music-making and do not connect the material to their contemporary lives, lessons on world music can bore children and lead to simplistic experiences with the music.  In this workshop, participants will explore issues related to two types of learning experiences with world music:

 

  • Listening lessons:  When teaching music that is unfamiliar, recordings can be an effective way for students to experience the music as it sounds in the home culture.  In this part of the workshop, we will:

    • Explore broad principles of music listening, including Campbell’s five-step model of world music pedagogy;

    • Participate in listening lessons of music from El Salvador and Botswana;

    • Create a listening lesson as a group;

    • Examine online resources of listening lessons and recordings of world music.

 

  • Singing games: Children throughout the world engage in musical play through singing games, and they are a staple in many Kodály-inspired classrooms.  In addition to being an essential part of child culture, children’s singing games lend themselves to a variety of pedagogical purposes, such as in-tune singing, rhythmic development, melodic development, and solo singing.  In this portion of the workshop, we will:

    • Learn singing games from many parts of the world;

    • Listen to field recordings of children at musical play;

    • Observe videos of elementary-aged children in the United States playing singing games from other cultures;

    • Discuss characteristics of successful multicultural singing games, and identify potential breakdown points while teaching them;

    • Learn of published resources for singing games from around the world.

About the Clinician:

Christopher Roberts is Lecturer and Director of Music Teacher Preparation at the University of Washington, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. An elementary music teacher for 20 years, he has given workshops for music educators in over 40 states and provinces, on topics including World Music Pedagogy, the joy of singing games, and effective ways to promote in-tune singing. Christopher is the director of the Kodály Levels Program of Seattle and teaches Levels at Westminster Choir College in New Jersey. Additionally, he was a founding instructor of the Smithsonian Folkways Certification Course in World Music Pedagogy. In 2018, his co-authored book was published by Routledge.

 

Parking:

You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!

Lunch:

Participants will be given a lunch break, and snacks will be provided. You are welcome to bring a lunch.

UPDATE: We will be taking lunch orders in the morning from Firehouse Subs! CASH ONLY. The following 3 options will be available:

A lieutenant Box Combo - an 8 inch sub, Chips, a cookie and drink (lemonade and tea) = $11.00

  • Turkey

Smoked turkey breast, served Fully Involved with provolone on a toasted sub roll.

  • Tuna

Blend of tuna, mayo, relish, and black pepper - an old fire department recipe. Served Fully Involved.

  • Veggie

Sauteed bell peppers, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed and raw onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo, deli mustard, Italian dressing, provolone, cheddar, and Monterey Jack.

 

Fully Involved® – Loaded complete with mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, and a kosher dill pickle on the side.

Workshop #3:  Christopher Roberts

PRevious workshops 2018-2019

Hook, Line and Sinker: Catching the Attention of Older Learners in the Music Room

Saturday, September 22, 2018

9:30am - 3:00pm

CSU Fullerton Room 119, CPAC, Minor Rehearsal Hall Room 119

Fullerton, CA

*Parking: Nutwood Parking Structure on State College/Nutwood is free on weekends

 

About the Workshop:

Catching and maintaining the attention of upper elementary students can be a challenging and daunting task. But if you “bait your hook” just right you’ll soon have them eating out of your hand! In this session, we’ll focus on instructional strategies, pedagogical materials, and ways to build student rapport in order to gain and maintain the engagement rate of your upper elementary students.   Song material, singing games, reading activities, pacing ideas, lesson structure and delivery, and building trust and relationships with your students are among many of the topics that will be addressed as ways to increase student participation, ownership, and joy in the music classroom.

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Workshop #1: Amy Abbott

Choral Nuts and Bolts - Putting the Pieces Together (How to break down and teach choral literature sequentially using Kodály techniques)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:30am - 1:00pm

Azusa Pacific University

Munson Chapel

901 Alosta Ave

Azusa, CA 91702

About the Workshop:

Do you struggle with part-singing in your choir(s)? In this workshop you will become comfortable with a proven sequence for developing part-singing through selected repertoire using Kodály strategies. We'll show you how to go from simple part-singing to more complex varieties, starting with ostinatos, then canons, and eventually 2-part and beyond. Join us for a morning of unlocking the musicianship and magic of your choir!

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Fun with Folk – Learn to Play the Dulcimer and Folk Dance the Kodály Way

 (Applying Kodály Principles in Practice to Folk Dance and Dulcimers)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

9:00am-10:00am Optional Dulcimer Building (registration required)**

10:00am-3:00pm Workshop begins for all other participants

St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church

5244 Tujunga Ave

North Hollywood, CA 91601

**If you have opted to build your own dulcimer, you may want to bring your own small Phillips head screwdriver as you will use it a lot. 

About the Workshop:

Have you always wanted to learn to play the Appalachian lap dulcimer? The dulcimer is a lovely, soft instrument that accompanies children’s voices beautifully, and can become your go-to instrument in your music classroom. Come build your own dulcimer to take home from a kit, and learn the basics of playing today.

 

Music teachers need quick and easy ways to incorporate folk dance into the music curriculum.  Let Robbin show you how to link folk dance to the singing games and play parties you are already teaching - thus saving time and adding to the FUN factor for your students!

 

In the context of the above topics, Robbin will also be sharing with you some songs, games and play parties from Jean Ritchie's Family of Kentucky.  Who are the Ritchies, and why is their contribution to the Kodály world in the United States so important? Come find out, and see how this time-tested music, deeply rooted in Appalachia, can be relevant to our 21st century classrooms.

Parking:

You may use street parking, meter parking, or the lot of the elementary school behind Wagner Hall. The parking lot behind Wagner Hall is off of McCormick St. and Bakman Ave. If you park in the lot, walk north/west back to the corner of Tujunga Ave. and McCormick St. to get to the gym where the workshop will be held. Look for the KASC banner!

Lunch:

Participants will be given a break for lunch. You are welcome to bring a lunch or find something nearby. Here's a helpful link with food options near the venue:

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Workshop #3: Robbin Marcus