Motivation through Understanding
Piano Workshop with Janna Olson
Saturday, December 15, 2018
All children have music aptitude but not all of them are motivated! Regardless of “talent” or work ethic, music lessons can be focused on the development of deep intrinsic motivation that comes from musical understanding. We can help our students achieve a love and understanding of music that builds independence and confident musical skills including healthy technique integrated in all aspects of lessons. This session will explore ways of building a meaningful music vocabulary for any type of student.
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Hidden Gems: What We Can Learn from Working with Students Who Learn Slowly - St. Albert, Alberta
Join Janna as she shares many areas of her teachings that have enriched by deepening the understand of how children learn music.
Monday, May 8 2017
Clinician, Janna Olson (Edmonton, AB)
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Developing Musicianship - Regina, SK
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation
Improvisation in music is the spontaneous expression of meaningful musical ideas—it is analogous to conversation in language. Interestingly, we are born improvisers, as evidenced by our behaviour in early childhood and is clearly demonstrated in children’s play. When not encouraged to improvise as a part of our formal music training, the very thought of improvisation invokes fear. Improvisation enable musicians to express themselves from an internal source and is central to developing musicianship in all aspects of music.
This workshop is designed for those with limited or no improvisation experience. This workshop will introduce practical, hands-on techniques to enhance your and your students’ musicianship, develop improvisation skills, and learn how to include improvisation as an integral part of your teaching from the student’s very first lesson.
May 12, 2017
9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Location: 139 Plainsview Drive, Regina, SK
Workshop Fee: $20.00
Developing Musicianship through Movement
Plato stated, “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” Esa-Pekka Salonen stated, “Music has just as much to do with movement and body as it does with soul and intellect.” Ferruccio Busoni stated, “Music is the art of sounds in the movement of time.” and Claude Debussy stated, “Music is the expression of movement of the waters, the play of curves described by changing breezes.” This introductory workshop to Laban’s Movement Theory will teach you how to incorporate Laban’s Efforts of time, space, weight, and flow in incorporating artistic interpretations in playing an instrument and singing.
As humans, we are movers. Each movement through intent sends a signal to the environment and those around us. Learn why students rush a passage, or why they do not hold notes for their full value, and how to aid students in overcoming these and other rhythmic issues. This workshop will give practical guidance in how to help students to physically feel musical movement which will then transfer to their performance of music.
This is a hands-on workshop, where we will be participating in movement activities. Wear clothing that allows unrestricted movement. Feel free to bring a water bottle to quench your thirst throughout the workshop.
May 12, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina, Room 212
2151 Scarth Street, Regina, SK
Workshop Fee: $30.00. Free for Conservatory of Performing Arts Teachers for this workshop.
Attend both workshops for $40.00. Free to students enrolled in CIGML Online MLT Course
Note: For those attending both workshops, to accommodate the tight schedule a light lunch will be provided after the morning session for a small fee of $10.00.
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