*NEW* location for this Saturday’s workshop!


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


Rob Amchin – March 5

Bring your recorder and a hand drum for this exciting workshop!  

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Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education at the University of Louisville as well as the concentration coordinator of music education. He is still an active teacher of children in the Kentucky area as an artist-in-residence, guest music teacher and preschool teacher. Dr. Amchin has extensive training including studies at the Orff Institute (Salzburg) and has taught Orff teacher-training courses, master classes and workshops at the local, state and national level. He has published many collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children including Modal Mosaic, a set of original compositions and lesson plans for older general music classrooms.

Northwest Missouri State graduate credit offered for HOA workshops.

On-line registration is now open for the October 10 (Jill Trinka) workshop.   Click on the “Workshop” tab above, and go to “Information and Registration” to get started.

Northwest Missouri State University is now offering one graduate credit for attending all three HOA workshops.  The cost for this credit is $75.  Additional information and a syllabus will be available at our September 19 share session and the October 10 workshop.  For more information, contact Gayla Dale Kobialka at gkobial@nwmissouri.edu

September 19 – West Music will be at our Share Session!

We are excited to have West Music at our September 19th Membership Share Session.  This is a FREE workshop, so come and bring your friends.  Call the new music teachers in your district and invite them to attend.

Payments for West Music Products will be made to HOA.  We will accept cash, check, or charge (credit or debit) payments. Sorry no school PO’s accepted.
Share Session:
Our members are among the BEST music teachers in the country.  We are constantly looking for new and better ways to teach and we love to share what we know with other teachers.  If you have a lesson that has been particularly successful with your students we’d love to have you share it with us:
  • Presentation of lessons should last no longer than 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Send your written handout as a PDF or word file to lisatironi@sbcglobal.net by September 16 to be included in the handout packet.  If you miss the deadline, please make and bring 50 copies of your lesson to share.
  • Lessons for all grade levels K-6 are welcome.

You do not HAVE to share a lesson to attend.  Everyone is welcome!  Come and learn, see old friends, meet new friends and be a part of this AMAZING organization!

Workshop attendees may pay membership dues and/or pre-registration for workshops either onsite or online or through PayPal.  Be sure to fill out the online registration form ahead of time (under the workshop tab – Information and Registration).
Our registration and PayPal buttons will be up and running soon!