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2018-2019 Workshops!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming year of Heart of America Orff-Schulwerk workshops!

  • September 22, 2018: Share Session (free!)
  • October 13, 2018: Jaqueline Schrader and Richard Layton
  • February 2, 2019: Connie Van Engen (local Orff-Schulwerk extraordinaire!)
  • March 2, 2019: Doug Goodkin (DO NOT miss this workshop! You will leave inspired and renewed!)

Begin to talk to your principals and PD chairs about getting your HOA workshops paid for by your district and/or building! If you pre-register, you get all these AMAZING clinicians for only $120!! (after you pay your $10 membership fee)

As always, invite any full-time college students that you know (above workshops costing $5 for *all* of them) and first year teachers ($10 for *all* of the workshops).

See you there!

THIS SATURDAY! Workshop and location change!! Please read!

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for Dr. John Feierabend! This extended workshop (until 4pm) will be filled with First Steps in the morning and Conversational Solfege in the afternoon. Your $50 pre-registration cost ($60 the day of the workshop) includes lunch!
Click above- “Workshops > Information and Registration” to get signed up!

LOCATION CHANGE: We will be at the same location that we were at for our last workshop (Cambridge Elementary in Belton) for this workshop. Click above- “Workshops > Dates, Times, and Location” for a map to the school.

John Feierabend New Location

John Feierabend!!

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for Dr. John Feierabend! This extended workshop (until 4pm) will be filled with First Steps in the morning and Conversational Solfege in the afternoon. Your $50 pre-registration cost ($60 the day of the workshop) includes lunch!
Click above- “Workshops > Information and Registration” to get signed up!

Remember: We will be back at our usual location (William Yates Elementary School) for this workshop. Click above- “Workshops > Dates, Times, and Location” for a map to the school.

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Coming soon! Artie Almeida and a *location change*!!!

Join us on February 3rd, 2018 for the inspiring Artie Almeida! She is the author of Mallet Madness, KidStix, and other great resources. We’ll move, play, sing, and get A TON of ideas to use in your music classes!

Please note: We will be at a different location for this workshop. See the map below.

Cambridge elementary, 109 Cambridge Rd, Belton, MO 64012

Be sure to pre-register and save $10 off your workshop fees! Click above-
“Workshops > Information and Registration” to get signed up!

2017-2018 HOA Workshops!!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming year of Heart of America Orff-Schulwerk workshops!

  • September 16, 2017: Share Session (free!)
  • October 14, 2017: Jennifer Donovan (local Orff teacher extraordinaire)
  • February 3, 2018: Artie Almeida (author of Mallet Madness & other great resources)
  • March 3, 2018: John Feierabend (author of First Steps and Conversational Solfege)

Begin to talk to your principals and PD chairs about getting your HOA workshops paid for by your district and/or building! If you pre-register, you get all these AMAZING clinicians for only $120!! (after you pay your $10 membership fee)

As always, invite any full-time college students that you know (above workshops costing $5 for *all* of them) and first year teachers ($10 for *all* of the workshops).

See you there!

*NEW* location for this Saturday’s workshop!

ellingsen-new-location

Due to a scheduling error beyond our control, we need to move our Feb. 4th workshop location.  We will be holding our Andrew Ellingsen workshop at Franklin Smith Elementary.  It is in the same school district and only a few miles away from our regular location. See location here. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility.  It will be a great day of music making. 

Don’t forget to bring a hand drum! 

See you Saturday!

2016-17 Workshops: Meg Tietz, Andrew Ellingsen and the Amidons!

More great workshops ahead:

2016-17 HOA workshops:

September 17, 2016 – Chapter Share Session

October 8, 2016 – Meg Tietz

February 4, 2017 – Andrew Ellingsen

March 4, 2017 – Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

You may also be interested in some of these elementary music teacher workshops and classes that will be offered near Kansas City this summer:

AOSA has Orff levels courses offered during the summer all over the country.  Click below to see the dates and places:

AOSA Orff levels courses

Baker University in Baldwin City will offer Orff level 2 training July 11-22:

Level 2 training at Baker University

World Music Drumming will offer WMD level 1 and WMD Curriculum Update in KCK June 6-10:

World Music Drumming in Kansas City

Lynn Kleiner will offer Music Rhapsody training in Overland Park, KS June 18-21:

Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody in Kansas City

The Kansas Orff Chapter will host Chris Judah-Lauder July 29-30:

Chris Judah-Lauder at KOC’s Orff and Running