February 12, 2020 – February 15, 2020 all-day
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio
Texas 78205
Frank Coachman
Texas Music Educators Association Convention @ Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center


Prepare, Practice, Present : A Sound Before Sight Approach to Recorder

This session is geared for elementary music educators looking to refresh and grow their recorder program. Participants will be taken through the 12-step process of Conversational Solfege and how it applies to recorder instruction. While this recorder method is founded in Conversational Solfegeit is not necessary for participants to already use this curriculum in order to implement the strategies, rhymes, songs, and games shared in this session. I will demonstrate a variety of instructional strategies and games that will allow teachers to develop students’ skills aurally rather than starting recorder with the printed page. This session will be interactive as participants will engage with the content for the majority of the process. Video of my students will be shared to show participants that these instructional strategies are engaging and beneficial to students. Activities shared will be able to be immediate take-aways for their students on Monday.