I’m pleased to have the opportunity to invite my Kansas City area colleagues to join me at a workshop this coming Tuesday morning (November 16th), hosted by the Kansas City Federated Music Teachers. The session is scheduled to begin at 9:30 at Schmitt Music (119th & Metcalf in the Rosana Square shopping center). I’ll be sharing ideas on how to incorporate multi-sensory teaching and learning strategies into lessons – with LOTS of example activities and fun manipulatives! Here are program details:
Head and Shoulders, Ears and Toes: Exploring Music Through Multiple Senses
Every student comes to music study with his or her unique learning strengths and challenges. This session will explore ways to reach students with a variety of learning styles – visual, auditory and even tactile/kinesthetic. Learn how a multi-sensory approach can be of benefit to all students, especially those who struggle in a traditional lesson setting. We’ll explore the use of a variety of inexpensive props, visuals and manipulatives that will excite and engage your students in a safe, playful learning environment. Come prepared for a hands-on workshop full of fun!
I hope to see many of you from the KC area on Tuesday morning! For all of the rest of you, stay tuned… I’ll be posting more about some of the activities we’re discussing in the coming weeks!