Professional Development moderated by John Crever and Bron Lawson, Endorsed Teacher Trainers including virtual lessons with John Feierabend.
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First Steps in Music Certification
John Feierabend/ John Crever/ Bron Lawson
9am-1pm AEST on:
- 11th Feb
- 18th Feb
- 25th Feb
- 4th Mar
- 11th Mar
- 18th Mar
The First Steps in Music curriculum is designed to prepare children to become musical in by being Tuneful, Beatful, and Artful. First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers provides developmentally appropriate activities that are well suited for children under three years old with their caregivers. First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond provides activities for children as young as three, but appropriate for any aged child that needs to further develop their tuneful, beatful, and artful abilities. Folk songs and rhymes as well as classical music are the primary source materials that are used to develop their musical minds and abilities. Created by Dr. John Feierabend, this pedagogical approach contains everything you need to lead a music class for preschool and early elementary students, including: Echo Songs, Call-and-Response Songs, Simple Songs, SongTales, Action Songs, Circle Games, Beat Motion Activities, and more. Ample time will be spent on exploring complete lesson plans for a three-year curriculum. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive an official certificate of completion from the Feierabend Association for Music Education.
Textbooks: While not required for the course, they certainly would be necessary to do the curriculum successfully. I recommend having your book resources handy when in class because it gives the opportunity to get more familiar the teacher manual and how to use it.
This course will reference the following books, in order of frequency: First Steps in Music for Preschool and Beyond, The Book of Canons, First Steps in Music for Infants and Toddlers (Feierabend, J.) and our dance selections will come from the following books/CDs: Sashay the Donut, Listen to the Mockingbird and The Chimes of Dunkirk (by The New England Dance Masters)
AUS contact: Bron Lawson
+61 438 577 214