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Thursday, October 12
 

10:15am PDT

Orff-Schulwerk, STEAM and you: Making Connections
Join members of San Diego American Orff Schulwerk Association as they present active ways to engage your elementary students of all ages to sing, say, move, and play your way in creative music and movement activities including STEAM connections.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Beeson

Michelle Beeson

Ocean Air STEAM+ Music Teacher, Del Mar Union School District
.BA in Music; MA in Church Music; Credential Music Teacher for 11 years (Del Mar, CA); Teaching all ages music 30 years in IL, IN , OK, CA ; President San Diego AOSA
avatar for ondrya leavitt

ondrya leavitt

facilitator/presenter, hilltop drive elementary school
Ondrya Leavitt has been involved in Music since 1994. She holds a B.A. in Music Theory/Piano Performance, an M.A.T from Chapman University, and Orff Schulwerk Levels training I-III. Ondrya has taught elementary students in the areas of Band, Choir, and for the past 4 years, full time... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Marakovits

Jennifer Marakovits

Elementary Music Teacher, Mueller Charter
Mrs. Jennifer Marakovits teaches general music, choral, and instrumental ensembles at Mueller Charter School of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Mrs. Marakovits has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York concentrating... Read More →
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Crystal Pridmore

Music Teacher, Chula Vista ESD
Crystal Pridmore has been teaching music for 10 years as a private voice instructor, secondary choir director, early childhood music specialist, and PreK-8 general music teacher. She currently runs the general music, choral, and strings program for PreK-6th grade students at Finney... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

String Band — Teaching Kids to Sing AND Play
A string band is an old-time music ensemble made up of chordophones, a forerunner of bluegrass and country music bands. Building such a group in elementary schools around ukuleles allows students to learn how to accompany themselves while singing. In the process they develop an independent sense of pitch, harmony and rhythm — especially swing. String bands are also an unsurpassed way to introduce children to classic songs from the folk, country, rock and jazz catalog. This is a hands-on session, so be ready to sing AND play.

Please bring a ukulele with you to the session if possible. Other instruments will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Lawton

Richard Lawton

General Music Instructor/CMEA General Music Rep, Roscomare Road Elementary School, Los Angeles & CMEA
Richard Lawton is the General Music Representative for the California Music Educators Association and for the Southwestern Section of CMEA and the K-5 general music teacher at Roscomare Road Elementary School in Los Angeles. Richard is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

Teaching the Blues in the Orff Classroom
Emphasizing fundamental blues elements such as call and response, swing, and the minor third allows students to identify these elements in everything from church sermons to rock and roll and to use them confidently in music-making. We will explore strategies for teaching these elements using Orff classroom resources — barred instruments, recorders, ukuleles, singing and movement.

Please bring a ukulele with you to the session if possible. Other instruments will be provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Lawton

Richard Lawton

General Music Instructor/CMEA General Music Rep, Roscomare Road Elementary School, Los Angeles & CMEA
Richard Lawton is the General Music Representative for the California Music Educators Association and for the Southwestern Section of CMEA and the K-5 general music teacher at Roscomare Road Elementary School in Los Angeles. Richard is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101