First Steps in Music Certification Course – Phoenix, Arizona – May 28–31, 2024


First Steps in Music Teacher Certification Course Description

The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three, but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Ample time will be spent on exploring complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education.


May 28–31, 2024 (Tuesday – Friday)
8:00 am – 4:00 PM 

Connect with the instructor: John Crever –  call/txt 503-278-5959

Wilson Primary School / Wilson Community Center parking entrance**
500 N. 30th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85008

cost: $450 

College Credits

There will be two college quarter credits or two CEUs available for this course though Seattle Pacific University.  the cost is $110 for the credits and $20 for the CEU’s.  The registration link for credits will be made available to enrolled participants when the course begins. Please read a description about what quarter credits means and how it may be applied as you carry it into your HR office or institution.

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Why does two credits form Seattle Pacific University not always equal two credits in the HR office?

Answer  SPU is on the quarter system, therefore, all credits earned will be quarter credits. Here is a more detailed description from the FAQ section of the SPU website, which explains:    Seattle Pacific University on the Quarter System. SPU has been on the Quarter System since 1938 * One Academic credit has 10 contact hours.  What is the Quarter/Semester Conversion? To get the Semester equivalent, divide the Quarter credits by 1.5: 5 quarter credits are equivalent to 3.33 semester credits. 
3 quarter credits are equivalent to 2 semester credits. 
1 quarter credit is equivalent to .67 semester credits. 

CEU’s: One Continuing Education Unit is equal to 10 clock hours  


**The address is for the “Wilson Community Center” instead of Wilson Primary School.   Driving location apps will take you to the front side of the school, and it would be difficult to park and get access to the music room, which is in the back of the school, close to where the community center is across the parking lot.  Park in the parking lot with the open gate.  We will have signs as well as somebody to greet.  


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First Steps in Music Certification , Phoenix, AZ | May 28-31, 2024

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