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The Power of Music: Create a Positive and Focused Learning Environment through Music
Wednesday May 31, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Alex Farkas, M.A.T., In-School Services Curriculum Mentor, Music Together Worldwide
Sponsored by Music Together
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Music can be an incredible and enjoyable tool to use with children of all ages. However, many early childhood professionals don’t realize that the means to do this are very accessible for any educator regardless of music “talent” or experience. In this edWebinar, Alexandra Farkas, Music Together In-School Services Mentor, explores how simple music activities can support children’s focus, approaches toward learning, transitions, classroom management, and the daily routine in early learning settings. Learn how easy it is to create a musically rich environment that promotes a positive learning atmosphere, engages children of all ages, enhances the classroom environment, and is enjoyable for both children and adults. This recorded edWebinar will benefit educators working 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.
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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.