FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC: Becoming Tuneful, Beatful and Artful
This workshop will provide a bridge from research to practice by demonstrating how a repertoire of traditional children's songs, rhymes, games and dances as well as movement with classical music can develop the next generation of tuneful, beatful and artful citizens. To achieve that goal, an 8-part curriculum for 3 to 8 year old children will be presented.
Dates: June 9 – 11
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Each Day
Noncredit Cost: $400.00
Graduate Credit Cost: $900.00 ($400 Workshop fee plus $500.00 for 1 hour of graduate credit)
Housing Cost: $175 for single; $130 for double
Faculty: John Feierabend
John Feierabend (First Steps in Music) is Professor of Music and Director of the Music Education Division at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators as well as a NAfME Lowell Mason Fellow. Dr. Feierabend is committed to collecting, preserving and teaching the diverse folk music of our country and using that folk music as a bridge to help children understand and enjoy classical music. His research has resulted in two music curricula: First Steps in Music, a music and movement program for infants through early elementary aged children; and Conversational Solfege, a music literacy method for use in general music classes. Dr. Feierabend’s teaching has provided thousands of teachers and their students with the skills necessary to build community through music by evoking enthusiastic participation of all people. To that end his approach strives for all people to become tuneful, beatful and artful through research based and developmentally appropriate pedagogies that use quality literature. In the summer of 2012 a group of dedicated and like-minded educators honored Dr. Feierabend’s 30 years of work with the formation of the Feierabend Association of Music Education.