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March 28: Jennifer Patterson!

For our final workshop of the year, local Orff-Schulwerk teacher Jennifer Patterson will present “Process to Performance: Guiding Students to Great Pieces”. Click here to register!

HOA workshop flier -Patterson

Have you ever looked at a percussion ensemble and thought, “How will I get my students to play that?” Then this workshop is for you. Discover various ways to teach and reach your visual & kinesthetic learners! The day will have many opportunities to collaborate and connect with other elementary music teachers from across the Kansas City region as well. See you there!

Feb. 8: We are excited to have Tim Wiegand!

Come see this dynamic, energetic, elementary music specialist on Saturday, Feb. 8th! Click here to register today!

Heart of America Flyer 2

“Bringing Back the Joy!”

Teaching with joy can sometimes be a challenge. In this exciting session, teachers will experience engaging games and simple activities that work! When students enjoy the material, it can make a world of difference. Teachers will sing, dance, play recorder, play instruments, and create in this fun filled workshop. Along the way, Tim will share some great percussion techniques, classroom management ideas, and give examples of incorporating technology into your performances.

 

2019-2020 Workshops

All workshops are held at Cambridge Elementary School in Belton, MO.  109 Cambridge Rd

Sept. 21, 2019 from 9:00 – 1:00 – Share Session (free)

Oct. 12, 2019 from 9:00 – 4:00 – Roger Sams ($50, lunch included)

Feb. 8, 2020 from 9:00 – 1:00 – Tim Wiegand ($35)

Mar. 28, 2020 from 9:00 – 1:00 – Jennifer Patterson ($35)

Doug Goodkin- March 2nd!

We’ve been looking forward to our last workshop of the year with the one and only Doug Goodkin!

Doug is in his 44th year of teaching at the San Francisco School, with students from age 3- 8th grade. He is a national and international Orff Schulwerk presenter and is a wealth of knowledge, musicality, and inspiration!

This extended workshop, 9am-4pm, includes a catered lunch!

Be sure to register early! Hover over the “workshops” label above and click on Information and Registration. If it’s your first workshop this year (first, WELCOME!!), fill out the online registration form and pay your workshop dues by clicking on the “buy now” button.

{Remember, on-site registration is an extra $10!}

Doug Goodkin Promo 2019

February Workshop with Connie Van Engen!

We’re excited to have local Orff Schulwerk specialist Connie Van Engen present this Saturday’s workshop!

“Sound Structures for Creative Musicians” will focus on beginning with imitation, through exploration, until students can confidently improvise. A student who improvises is engaged in a process, which invites thought, application, synthesis, and more. Through active participation, collaboration, personal reflection, and group discussion, we will explore several structures designed to move students from imitation and exploration to improvisation.

Be sure to register early! Hover over the “workshops” label above and click on Information and Registration. If it’s your first workshop this year (first, WELCOME!!), fill out the online registration form and pay your workshop dues by clicking on the “buy now” buttons.

{Remember, on-site registration is an extra $10!}

connie van engen promo

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: Jacqueline 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.

Feierabend Promo Picture- less text

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!