UNLOCKING LEARNING MODALITIES:
KEYS TO ACTIVE MUSIC MAKING IN GRADES K-5
Do you find yourself challenged to address the various learning styles of your music students? In this workshop participants
will explore repertoire and activities appropriate for aural, kinesthetic, oral, and visual learners. Activities that cultivate skills
in part work, sight singing, improvising, instrument playing, and listening will be presented. Attendees will sing, dance, play, and learn how to integrate these purposeful and practical activities into a sequential elementary music curriculum.
Dr. Leigh Ann Garner teaches elementary classroom music at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Hastings, MN. In addition, she is the Director of the Kodály Institute at the University of St. Thomas, where she teaches Levels I and II pedagogy. Garner also 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 is a contributing author for MacMillan McGraw/Hill music textbook series. Dr. Garner served on the board of the Organization of American Kodály Educators from 2004-2012.