David is pictured smiling at the camera. He is wearing a blue shirt and white undershirt. A building with prominent windows is in the background.

The Art of Possibility: Expanding Our Horizons

There are hundreds of ways to teach a song! In this workshop we’ll take some of our favorite folk songs and look at them from all angles, exploring the possibilities in each lesson. Could we add instruments? Could we modify the song’s form? Could we incorporate movement? You’ll walk away with some new songs and lessons and the skills and resources to revitalize old favorites.

David Row

October 2, 2021 9am-3pm

Meadow View Elementary

1500 Whalen Drive, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Intersectionality: A Music Educators Tool to Cultivate Empathy

In this workshop we will dive into culturally responsive teaching through exploring the term intersectionality. Attendees should be prepared to learn new ways to include literature, games, and activities as tools to connect students with hard topics in the music classroom. The overall goal of this workshop is to build teacher confidence when practicing hard conversations on race and identity to build student-teacher trust and to allow room for deeper music making.

Charissa Duncanson

January 22, 2022 10-11:30

Online Zoom Workshop

Charissa Duncanson is pictured, smiling at the camera, holding 2 pairs of mallets in her hand. She is wearing a green blazer, black polka dot shirt, glasses, and a natural hairstyle.

Are We Having Fun Yet? Getting Serious About Play

This workshop includes a variety of music activities that spark the imagination and natural playfulness of children. It will acquaint participants with techniques and strategies that encourage speech, vocal exploration, singing and movement. Demonstration of props, books, and instruments are guaranteed to be successful in the classroom. Most importantly, children will be able to explore the element of play while learning music!

Mary Clark and Sam Cruz

March 5, 2022 9am-3pm

Location TBD