Music PD Day West Coast

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Music PD Day West Coast

April 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Music Education Canterbury is heading to the West Coast to facilitate some great workshops that will give teachers some new and inspiring ideas that they can take back to their classrooms immediately

Reinvigorating Singing with our Senior Students with a Taste of Kodaly

with Kate Husband

Taking the Stigma Away from Theory

with Judith Bell

Quirky Choir

with Heather Libeau-Dow

Sing, Dance and Play with Juniors

with Celia Stewart

 

Cost :

One workshop $30

Two workshops $55

Three workshops $75

The Programme

9.30 – All in – some great starter ideas to get you energised for the day

10.00-12.00 – Session 1

Choose one from:

  • Reinvigorating singing with our senior students the Kodaly Way
  • Sing Dance and Play with Juniors
  • Taking the Stigma Away from Theory

12.00-12.30 – Lunch break

12.30-2.30 – Session 2

Choose one from:

  • Reinvigorating singing with our senior students the Kodaly Way
  • Quirky Choir
  • Sing Dance and Play with Juniors

2.30 – 3.00 – Afternoon Tea

 3.00 – 5.00 – Session 3

Choose one from

  • Taking the Stigma Away from Theory
  • Quirky Choir

Please register here

The  Workshops

 Reinvigorating Singing with our Senior Students with a Taste of Kodaly

with Kate Husband

Do you teach students in Years 4-8? Are you seeking ways of bringing great singing and movement back into the classroom? This workshop will show you how using the Kodaly method to teach singing, moving and dancing which will ignite a real love of singing tunefully in your classes.

Taking the Stigma Away from Theory

with Judith Bell

 A fun interactive workshop where we get to try out the games and activities that make theory so popular at year 6-9 level as well as discussing the strategies and resources for running an after school theory club. Although much of the workshop is “unplugged” the workshop also covers some engaging ways technology is used in the club.

Quirky Choir

with Heather Libeau-Dow

This year I take Junior and Senior choir in a large primary school; and a choir for 5-12 year olds in a very small school. These are for “all-comers”  and the challenge is to deliver sessions that are energetic and captivating.

The voice in the body is the vehicle for expression; there is emphasis on good posture, connected breathing and great diction. As repertoire is the key to success, a wide range of material is carefully selected; including engaging NZ compositions and songs from around the world. Orff Schulwerk processes are evident throughout-incorporating vocal exploration, movement , rounds and improvisation.

This workshop is geared to teachers responsible for primary choirs and classroom/assembly singing. Reflection and discussion around developing positive choir culture will conclude this session.

Sing, Dance and Play with Juniors

with Celia Stewart

This workshop will incorporate a range of great ideas that will empower all teacher to introduce music activities in to their daily programme. Using speech rhymes as the motivator we will explore singing, moving, and playing experiences that will engage young children. The main elements of music, beat, rhythm, dynamics, pitch, tempo and tone colour will be experienced in simple ways that all teachers can enjoy with their students.

 

The Presenters

 Kate HusbandI have been teaching in classes for the past twenty years. I work in year 1-6 classes throughout the school week and teach two choirs for the Christchurch School of Music on Saturdays. I have been trained in Level 1 Orff and am part way through learning the Level 1 Kodaly method. I grew up off and on on the West Coast and am lucky enough to spend many holidays each year in Okarito – my favourite place. I am passionate about keeping the art of music alive in our classrooms and in providing manageable ways for teachers to explore these too.

Judith Bell –Judith Bell has run the Chisnallwood Intermediate School music programme since 1999, which provides instrumental and vocal lessons, she and directs performance music groups such as all-comers-orchestra, Jazz, Irish and rock, theory club, computer music and sound tech training. Prior to Chisnallwood, Judith taught early childhood music classes and was an itinerant and private music teacher. She also does arranging and transcribing work. Judith played in the band Barock for over 25 years and now plays in 2 Big Bands. She is a music director for Christchurch’s Strum Strike and Blow Festival for ukuleles, marimbas and recorders, and involved in Junior Jazz Jam (for Primary school jazz bands) and the Christchurch Big Band Festival. She is co-chair of Music Education Canterbury, is on the MENZA board and has recently become a MusicEdNet mentor looking especially at computational thinking and music learning as the new digital technologies curriculum is implemented in NZ. Other workshop topics Judith delivers include “Successfully Using Diverse instruments in a performance group” and “Easy jazz style and improvisation tips”.

Heather Libeau-Dow After general classroom teaching Heather specialised in primary music for eleven years then lectured at the University of Canterbury – College of Education for another eleven years. Currently she has an interesting mix combining both areas – appraising College of Education primary teacher trainees on school placements; delivering choir/ class music programmes in two Christchurch schools and teaching singing from her private studio. Her Orff Schulwerk journey started more than a decade ago with VOSA Levels 1 and 2 in Melbourne; later completing the University of Waikato Post Graduate qualification and recently Level 4  in Hamilton with inspirational Orff educator Mary Helen Solomon from Florida. Heater’s practice is strongly influenced by on-going training in Orff-Schulwerk. In line with contemporary educational pedagogy, this creative child centred approach scaffolds musical experiences through experiential learning. Integrating language, movement and playing, musical skills and concepts are explored in positive environment.

Celia Stewart Celia has been involved in music education for many years as a primary and early childhood teacher, lecturer in Early Childhood at the Christchurch College of Education, primary music adviser in Canterbury with UC EdPlus at the University of Canterbury and National Facilitator in Primary Music for the Ministry of Education. She is Music Director at the Christchurch School of Music and regularly facilitates workshops for teachers, works in schools as a specialist music teacher, manages music events and writes resources. Celia is a flute and recorder player, is co-director of the Strum Strike and Blow festival, immediate past president of both Music Education Canterbury and Music Education NZ Aotearoa, co-director of the upcoming MENZA conference in Auckland and closely involved with the Christchurch Big Band Festival. She has a Masters in Education specializing in the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education through Waikato University.

Details

Date:
April 28, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Organiser

Celia Stewart