First Steps In Music For Infants And Toddlers In Action

Connie Greenwood
Ballroom A/B

Join Connie Greenwood as she show excerpts from the newest GIA DVD, First Steps in Music For Infants and Toddlers in Action. Gleaned from her years of experience and study, Connie will give insight into how to lead a dynamic early childhood music program and discuss some of the techniques she uses on the DVD. She will also share her tips and secrets to working with infants and toddlers in a parent/child class as well as in a daycare setting.

Participants will be motivated and informed with best practices, materials, and techniques for working with infants and toddlers. Participants will be leave confident and feel better equipped to teach First Steps in Music to infants and toddlers at home, in a school or in a day care setting.

Connie Greenwood

Connie Greenwood has been teaching First Steps in Music at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division since 2007. She has a B.Mus. from the Hartt School, and has taught in the West Hartford Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School with a Masters in Music Education degree. Connie also completed her Kodaly levels, Conversational Solfege levels, and received her First Steps in Music certification. She is an officially certified teacher trainer in the First Steps in Music method and is a founding member of the FAME organization. Connie currently teaches First Steps in Music in several preschools in the greater Hartford area as well. Connie is featured in the documentary Music and Early Childhood, produced by Connecticut Public Television and has been conducting a children’s choir in South Windsor since the fall of 2001. She also served as the University of Hartford’s program director for The Lullaby Project, an outreach to young parents in the community, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall. Connie has a passion for unleashing creativity and curiosity in children in a playful, musical manner. She has taught voice, guitar, piano, and recorder, and enjoys accompanying herself on folk guitar, autoharp, ukulele, and dulcimer. She loves teaching the First Steps in Music program, not only because of its educational benefits to children, but also because of its authenticity in folk music and how it connects generations.