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First Steps in Music with John Feierabend

First Steps in Music: Becoming Tuneful, Beautiful and Artful is a full-day workshop with noted music educator, John Feierabend, PhD. Please note that pre-registration is required for this workshop.

All children are born with the potential to become musical. With inappropriate or no music experiences children can lose their intuitions for music.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, beautiful and artful citizens. To achieve that goal, an 8-part curriculum will be presented that can be easily used with preschool and elementary aged children.

Feierabend is considered one of the leading authorities on music and movement development in childhood. He is a Professor Emeritus and former Director of Music Education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and is a past President of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. He has given presentations in all 50 states and many other countries. He is the author of over 70 books, recordings, and DVDs, several of which served as the inspiration for the award-winning PBS children’s television series “Lomax: The Hound of Music.” Feierabend’s teaching has provided thousands of teachers and their students with the materials and techniques to help build community through music by evoking enthusiastic participation of all people.In the summer of 2012, a group of dedicated and like-minded educators honored Feierabend’s 40 plus years of teaching and research with the formation of the Feierabend Association for Music Education.

$75 registration fee which includes lunch 
For PDPs this workshop is equivalent to two three-hour workshops and advance registration is required.

All Salem State affiliates are admitted free. Please email to reserve your spot using your Salem State email account. A valid ID must be presented at check-in.

PDPs are available. A minimum of 10 hours (4 workshops) is required to earn PDPs.

When 4:00pm
Classroom Building, Central Campus
71 Loring Avenue, Salem, MA 01970
Recital Hall
Karen A Gahagan

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