Wednesday, November 27, 2013

AOSA 2013 Conference Highlights - Part 5

Denver the Mile High City… What a wonderful setting for the AOSA conference. What a great conference was put together by the leadership of AOSA. There were many insightful and inspiring presenters and presentations for those who attended. I was extremely excited and honored to be among those chosen to present.

Those who came to my session were given many tips, tricks and tunes from my classroom to theirs. Those in attendance learned about my step by step method to helping students to learn to better connect to reading music. Participants in my session learned the songs B-A Jive, Kuma San, Alice the Camel, On the Bridge Avignon, In the Market of San Juan, Hop Old Squirrel, Frog in the Meadow, and BAB GAB. They learned firsthand the procedure I use to teach the songs as well as a little about the reasoning behind why I use those songs in my classroom. Overall, we had fun singing, moving, playing, learning and making music together! Viva la Musica!

Timothy Adams has been teaching elementary general and choral music for more than fifteen years. Timothy received his BM and MM in music education from the HARTT School of Music, University of Hartford. He has also studied music synthesis at Berklee College of Music. Timothy holds certifications  in both Kodály and Orff methodologies, and is currently teaching music education for preschool through fourth grade students in Ellington, CT. He has presented at state MEA conventions, school in-services, and has been a regular presenter for the week-long summer institutes on curriculum and assessment in music education in Connecticut. His sessions focus on a variety of topics including recorder instruction, assessment and curriculum, composition, and elementary methodology.

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