2023 MIDWINTER WORKSHOP
DR. MELISSA STRONG, PRESCHOOL CLINICIAN
PRESCHOOL MUSIC SESSIONS
Early Childhood Music Matters!
Learn to better understand and articulate the vital need for music instruction starting in Pre-K and Kindergarten based on neuroscientific research and childhood development, and discover what you might do to help develop musicality in the early years with some fun, hands-on activities to do with this age group.
Intro to the Tonal Menu of First Steps in Music
John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music is a research-based, practitioner-proven curriculum that helps students sing, chant, dance, feel, express, and play their way to musical independence. Dive into the first 5 singing parts of the First Steps “Workout” to learn how it can help students grow into tuneful and artful music makers now and well into adulthood.
Intro to the Movement Menu of First Steps in Music.
Continuing our discussion of the power of First Steps in Music, we will discuss (and experience!) the fast 3 Parts of the First Steps Workout in order to best help young musicians become comfortable, competent, and beat-ful movers for life.