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Leigh Ann Garner : Fostering Musicianship in the Elementary Music Classroom

  • P.S. 51, The Elias Howe School 525 West 44th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

The annual TriChapter workshop hosted by The Kodaly Organization of New York.

As music educators, we have the unique opportunity to provide rich musical experiences for all children in our school settings. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore quality repertoire and practical ideas that are appropriate for teaching grades K-5. Specifically, strategies for fostering skills in singing, part work, inner hearing, memory, improvising, creating, and collaboration will be offered, along with ideas of how these skills function within a spiral curricular structure.

The temperature of the workshop space varies throughout the day. We recommend you dress comfortably and bring a sweater or scarf for layering.

Please join us immediately following the workshop for a social hour at: 

New York Beer Company
321 W. 44th Street
New York, NY 10036 

Dr. Leigh Ann Garner teaches elementary classroom music at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Hastings, MN. She is the Director of the Kodály Institute at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches Levels I and II pedagogy.  In addition Garner taught on the Kodály faculty at Wichita State University.  She is the co-author of Music and Movement, a music curriculum for children ages 1-5, and also is a contributing author for MacMillan McGraw/Hill music textbook series. Garner currently serves on the board of the Organization of American Kodály Educators.  She holds an Ed. D. from the University of St. Thomas, an M.A. in Music Education from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.A. in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College.

Tri-chapter workshops are $20 for members of the DSA, $30 for non-members. Student rates (with valid student ID) are $5 for members and non-members.

Cash or check accepted.