Joyous Music Making: The Child and the Classroom
- Participant, Summer 2012
"This course was extremely useful and relevant to my interests in teaching music. Heather Morris is very inspirational to me as a beginning teacher and was always looking out for our best interests."
- Participant, Summer 2011"I really liked how each activity was connected to a specific teaching purpose. The lessons flowed very nicely. I really learned a lot and saw how it connected to my own teaching. I really feel like I can use the material I learned here."
- Participant, Summer 2012
Level 1 Kodály-Approved - Read about Sue's experience in this course!
Throughout this course, the teacher will continue to develop existing music skills as well as learn new approaches to teaching music in the primary classroom. This course is designed for elementary teachers who have:
- some music training
- are comfortable singing
- have basic music reading skills.
Topics will include:
- music reading and writing
- creating and composing
- Canadian folk music
- choral conducting
- rehearsal techniques for the elementary choir.
Level 2 Kodály-Approved **NEW**
Successful completion of Level 1 or previous Kodály experience is strongly recommended for enrollment in Level 2. This course will continue to build on the skills and concepts taught in Level 1. The focus will be on building a vibrant music program in the junior and intermediate classroom that will enhance the beauty and excitement of the musical experience.
Upon completion of the course, the teacher will have a series of classroom-ready hands-on materials and a repertoire of age appropriate songs. Successful completion earns appropriate level certification endorsed by the Kodály Society of Ontario, the Kodály Society of Canada and Laurier's Office of Continuing Studies.
Course Information - REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 29, 2013
Start/End Dates: August 12 – 23, 2013 (courses are run concurrently)
Time: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Laurier's Waterloo campus
Fee: $495 per course/level (plus resources)
Instructors: Heather Morris and Susan Drayson
For details on how to submit your registration, please refer to the registration form. Please note that registrations submitted by email will not be accepted. Receipts for credit card payments will be issued electronically unless otherwise requested. Phone 519.884.0710 x6036 or email Continuing Studies if you require additional information.
Accommodation is available at the following providers, please note that space is filled on a first come, first serve basis:At Laurier, please contact Hotel Laurier At uWaterloo, please contact Conference Centre At St. Paul's University College, uWaterloo, please contact Guest Rooms and Conferences
About the Instructors
Heather Morris taught vocal music with the Waterloo Board of Education in Ontario for the past 30 years. She has had extensive experience with the primary, junior and intermediate student. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, she extended her musical training to include the Kodály Summer programs at the University of Calgary. As a clinician she has prepared workshops for Canadian Kodály Associations at the provincial and national levels.
She has been a part-time instructor for the Nipissing/Laurier Concurrent Education program, Brock University's Faculty of Education and has also been actively involved in curriculum development with the Waterloo Region District School Board.
Susan Drayson began her teaching career as a music specialist and primary classroom teacher with the Waterloo Region District School Board at Ayr Public School. She taught vocal music to students in Kindergarten through grade five and loved it! After nine years, she moved to Calgary to complete her Masters degree in Music Education and began teaching music to young children at a Montessori preschool. She also joined the faculty of the "Early Childhood Kodály Musicianship Program" (for children aged three to eight) at Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary. She remained there for 12 years. During this time, she became the program co-ordinator and taught in the "Music with Your Baby" program in addition to being a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary (including the Calgary Kodály Summer Program).
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
- notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to Continuing Studies in-person, by mail, or by email
- a full tuition refund will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the workshop start date
- a full tuition refund, less a $99 administrative fee, will be issues when notice of withdrawal is received between two weeks and one day before the workshop start date
- after the start of the workshop, no refund will be issued
Please note that no refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your course.
Wilfrid Laurier University reserves the right to cancel a course in which there is insufficient enrollment. In the event of a cancellation, students will be informed and all fees will be refunded.