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Introduction to Eurhythmics: Purposeful Movement in the Music Classroom

July 8 – 12
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Noncredit Cost: $400
Housing: No on-campus housing is available for this workshop. For a listing of local Dallas hotels near the SMU campus and out-of-state discounts, visit here

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Kay Piña is an intermediate music teacher at Laura Ingalls Wilder Intermediate in SCUCISD. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Texas State University in San Marcos, and received her Master of Music from the University of Texas in San Antonio. While at UTSA, Kay completed her Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certification under Drs. Marla Butke and David Frego. Kay has also completed Levels 1 and 2 in Kodály, and Level 1 Orff. Kay is now a Master Teaching Artist for the American Eurhythmics Society.

Steven Robbins is a K-5 elementary music teacher in New Braunfels, Tx. He has taught general music, violin, classical guitar and choir at the elementary level. He did his undergraduate degree at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Tx. In addition to being a music teacher, Steven is a licensed massage therapist that specializes in somatic bodywork. He has utilized Eurhythmics in a therapeutic environment with both adults and children. Steven frequently teaches workshops on incorporating Dalcroze Eurhythmics in the elementary general music classroom to school districts and universities around the nation. His students are featured in the Music is Elementary publication entitled “Meaningful Movement: A Music Teacher’s Guide to Dalcroze Eurhythmics” by Dr. Marla Butke and Dr. David Frego.


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