FOR CHURCH SETTINGS
A Moving Experience: The Power of Movement and Drama
Praise God with Instruments! Orff Schulwerk in the Children’s Choir Setting
Let’s Start at the Very Beginning! Melodic Music Reading in Children’s Choirs
Small Group Games for Young Children
Around the World with Songs, Games and Dance
Welcome Songs and Name Games
“It's Like Herding Cats!” Classroom Management in the Children’s Choir Setting
On the Edge! Infusing Creativity into the Choir Rehearsal
Back to the Basics: Vocal Techniques for the Young Singer
Looking Beyond Echo-Singing: Ideas for Introducing Songs
Movement and drama may be the greatest tools at your disposal for teaching musical and spiritual concepts to your children. Come learn ways to combine emotional involvement with kinesthetic learning in a fun and active way!
Implement another avenue for praising God into your choir rehearsal! You will leave with some engaging lessons to use right away, instrument technique, strategies for classroom management, and some excellent resources.
Yes, you can teach your young ones to read music! Give your students a solid foundation for music literacy with a simple sequence of lessons based on the Kodály approach of sound before symbol. We will participate in demonstration lessons involving singing, playing instruments, dramatizing, and playing games while learning the basics of music reading.
Small group time is focused learning time! It is the perfect opportunity for children to get personal attention and immediate feedback while learning musical and spiritual concepts. Leave with everything you need to create fun, meaningful activities for small group time. (Grades 1-3)
Ready to broaden your children's perspectives, paving their entrance into world missions? Learning music, games, and dances from other lands promotes cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. Come participate in lessons including singing, playing barred instruments, and movement in this lively session.
Singing games can help your children get to know each other in a joyful atmosphere. Set the tone for your entire rehearsal with these enjoyable songs and games!
Come learn how to maximize learning time by implementing effective strategies that will keep your choristers on task, engaged, and attentive!
Often in children’s choir rehearsals the transmission of music material moves only from the teacher to the children. In this session, learn how to guide your choristers to create their own melodies, rhythms, movement, body percussion, and accompaniments. These techniques work well with a wide span of ages (1-6th graders) and using any style of music. Classroom management issues will be addressed.
In this session, we will cover posture, breathing, vowel formation, and production of a beautiful tone. You will leave with some excellent warm ups and body energizers, song teaching tips, criteria for choosing pieces that are conducive to healthful singing, and a list of resources.
Someone very wise once said, "The music will show you how it wants to be taught." Learn how to analyze your anthems and some creative ways to teach them to children.