Music, Masks, & Movement! – A FAME Recommended Elective 2 day Event: May 4/5
Sessions 7:00 – 8:30 PM Cost $30.00
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether teaching in person or online, you will come away with many fun and joyful activities suitable for K-6, all designed to help your students become Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. This webinar will explore a variety of new teaching and learning models that will still develop children’s musical abilities (singing and movement) but adapt the techniques and activities explored in Part 1 & 2 to account for social distancing, the use of masks or other protective equipment, restrictions on singing and movement, partner-less games, using green screen technology, and online learning and assessment.
Part 1: Music, Masks & Movement – Vocal Development May 4, 2021 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. For more than twenty years, Dr.. Feierabend has been a leader in helping young children develop their singing voices. This session will be filled with puppets, toys, and instruments all designed to help children “catch the tune” using a variety of developmentally appropriate techniques. These include: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games and more, and will help develop and maintain healthy vocal fitness in students while always being child like, imaginary and fun. First Steps in Music – Vocal Development is ideally suited to elementary general music curricula; choral organizations at all levels; Orff Schulwerk; Kodály; Dalcroze; and Gordon Music Learning Theory.
Part 2: Music, Masks & Movement – Movement Development May 5, 2021 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Have you ever enjoyed reacting to music by “dancing around the living room”? If you have, you know what a wonderful experience it is to “be one with the music, communicating through movement with the expressive artistry of the composer.” The depth of ability to express oneself through movement, however, depends upon the development of our personal movement vocabulary. Embodying Dr. Feierabend’s theories of music and movement development, participants will get to experience how children develop their gross motor skills and enhance their creative movement ideas. The activities explored in this session are based on an extensive survey of research related to the development of singing and movement skills in children, as well as many years of practical experience sharing musical activities with Kindergarten through Middle Elementary. Children can enjoy these activities silently or with accompanying music, building an appreciation for moving with music as well as being moved by music.