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Elementary Music Workshop
Union County Elementary Music Teachers enjoyed a workshop January 22, 2010 at New Town Elementary. The guest presenter was Dr. Artie Almeida from Apopka, Florida. Dr. Almeida presented an Orff Workshop where the music teachers learned many techniques including, Orff, drums, recorders, movement and music theory to take back into their classrooms. The music teachers are dedicated to learning new creative teaching approaches where music and movement-to speak, sing and play; to listen and understand; to move and create- and make music an active and joyful experience for all children. This was truly an amazing experience for all the teachers involved.
Dr. Almeida is the music specialist at Bear Lake Elementary School where she teaches 1100 K-5 students. Her performing groups have performed for MENC (Music Educators National Conference), AOSA (American Orff-Schulwerk Association), and on the NBC Today Show.
Written by: Lynette Parker
Posted: Feb 12, 2010 by Lynette Parker