SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- A three-day Music Together Teacher Training Workshop is coming to Scarsdale in April.
The workshop is set for April 4 to 6 at Over the Moon Music and More at 78 Garth Road in Scarsdale. The program comes from Music Together, a national early childhood music and movement program. The teacher training is open to those looking for an overview of music development, including parents, university faculty, students and preschool directors or teachers. Workshop participants will learn Music Together's research-based approach to teaching music and movement to children ages birth through kindergarten.
"Participants who successfully complete the training will be eligible to teach Music Together parent-child or preschool classes, either at an existing Music Together center or by applying for a license to open and operate a Music Together center of their own," representatives said. "The flexibility of challenging part-time work with young children and parents appeals to musicians, actors, dancers, parents, and educators."
No formal academic degree is required for the training.
"The workshop provides opportunities to assess children's rhythmic and tonal development, techniques for presenting musical material, and strategies for lesson planning," representatives said. "There will be live early childhood music demonstration classes on each day of the workshop, teaching children and their parents using the Music Together curriculum."
Kenneth K. Guilmartin, founder and director of Music Together, has been teaching parents and caregivers how to nurture their children's musical growth since 1987.
"The whole purpose of the Music Together program is to enable children, as well as the adults participating with them, to become more comfortable with musical expression, and to develop musically at their own pace," said Guilmartin. "Childhood music development is a natural process just like language development."
The cost of the three-day workshop is $475. For additional information about the workshop or to register, residents can visit the Music Together website or contact Lisa Chouteau at (800) 728-2692 x329, firstname.lastname@example.org.