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Harness the Power of Music to Support Children’s Early Learning
Monday October 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Alex Farkas, M.A.T., In-School Services Mentor, Music Together
Hosted by Lisa Chouteau, Senior Video Producer, Music Together
Sponsored by Music Together
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Music can be an incredible and enjoyable tool to use with young children to support their focus and approaches to learning. Music can also facilitate transitions, support classroom management, and enhance the daily routine in early learning settings. Through this edWebinar, gain tools and experience songs they can use to create a musically rich environment that promotes a positive learning atmosphere, regardless of their own music “talent” or experience. Viewers will come to see how easy it is to use music to engage children and enhance the classroom to the benefit of both children and adults. The presenter also explores some ideas for engaging parents and caregivers at home, supporting their use of music with their children, and strengthening the home-school connection.
This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to educators who work with toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.
About the Presenter
Alexandra Farkas, M.A.T., has many years of experience as an early childhood music and movement specialist, and holds a New Jersey state teacher certification for K-12 music. Alex has served as the general music teacher at a K-8 school and as a private voice teacher. She is currently a Music Together In-School teaching mentor, as well as a teacher of Music Together in both school settings and family classes. Alex received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. She is also an active performer and musician, and has performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.
About the Host
Lisa Chouteau is the Music in Early Learning edWebinar series host. She is the senior video producer and manager of video production at Music Together Worldwide and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Training and Development from The College of New Jersey. Lisa is also an Emmy Award-winning television producer of public affairs and educational programming for Public Television and cable networks across the country.
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At Music Together, we understand the importance of music in early childhood—from birth, in fact. Because the truth is, most people are born with enough music aptitude to play in a symphony orchestra when they are adults, if they choose. But first we must learn how to “speak music”—to take the musical instrument we all have, ourselves, developing that musical capacity from a very young age. The sounds we make, our movements, our rhythms—these are the building blocks of music and of early childhood learning. And that’s what Music Together is all about.