ECMA of Ontario
Inclusive Music: Children with Special Needs in the Music Class
Sunday January 26, 2020
11:30 am – 4:30 pm (registration 11:00 am)
Rm 330, Edward Johnson Bldg., Faculty of Music, U of T.
80 Queens Park, Museum Subway Station
‘Inclusive Music, Children with special needs in the music class’ will be an interactive, round-table workshop filled with musical ideas and activities. When you register for the workshop you will be asked to send Colleen any questions you may have regarding inclusion in your music program. These will be addressed by Colleen during the workshop! Whether you have a private studio or a classroom environment, you will gain strategies for including students with special needs in the music class.
Colleen Didur is a retired music therapist, early childhood music educator and piano teacher. A former Registrar of The Royal Conservatory of Music, she went on to study and train in Scotland, the USA and here at home, learning about using music to enhance the lives of children. Colleen is a certified music therapist (MTA credential) with the Canadian Association for Music Therapy. She also teaches with Sistema Toronto. Having worked extensively as a music therapist with children with Autism and a variety of other childhood developmental delays, Colleen has presented on music and special needs to organizations such as the Toronto Public Library, Peel Region School Board and the Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario and at Canadian Association for Music Therapy’s annual conference. Colleen holds a Masters Degree in Renaissance Studies from the University of Warwick in the UK, a Post Graduate Diploma in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy from the University of Edinburgh, her Grade 9 Piano from The Royal Conservatory of Music, an Advanced Music Studies Certificate from Carnegie Mellon in the USA and is currently working towards her music and movement certification in Dalcroze music studies. We are happy that Colleen is presenting to ECMA again!