ECMA Workshop March 6, 2016

Mighty Pretty Motion

The Hokey Pokey really is what it’s all about!

with Kim Kendrick


Sunday March 6, 2016

1 – 4 pm, Registration 12:30 pm

The North Room, Runnymede United Church

432 Runnymede Road, Toronto

Register by mail using our Workshop Registration form, or register on line below.

We will explore how to engage very young children and caregivers in music classes through creative and playful movement ideas.  Experience familiar songs and rhymes of early childhood in new ways as we discuss how to create new games and activities for your classroom.

Kim Kendrick is a music educator with more than 30 years of experience teaching people of all ages, both in the classroom and privately.  She earned her specialist certification in both Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk at the Royal Conservatory School in Toronto.  She has also completed 5 post-Level 3 Orff intensive courses with Doug Goodkin, Steve Calantropio and Jo-Ella Hug.  Kim is a frequent workshop presenter, having given workshops for the Toronto District School Board, the Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario, the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario, and the Anglican Dioceses of Toronto.  Kim worked with the education department of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on an early childhood education project.  She is the founder and director of the st. Mary Magdalene Orff Ensemble.  Kim is currently on the Faculty of the Royal Conservatory School where she teaches the recorder component of the Orff Level courses.  She is an Itinerant Music Instructor (Orff and Vocal specialist) for the Toronto District School Board and teaches Kindernotes, and early childhood programme of the Toronto Children’s Chorus.

ECMA Workshop January 10, 2016

Musical Touch, Yoga & Little Me

with Brittany Logsdon


Sunday January 10, 2016

1 – 4 pm, Registration 12:30 pm

The North Room, Runnymede United Church

432 Runnymede Road, Toronto

Register on-line at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/musical-touch-yoga-little-me-tickets-19881432901, or you can register by mail using our Workshop Registration form

Experience and discover the often overlooked, but ever so important, social and emotional development of children (birth – age 8). This workshop will focus on how yoga, mindfulness, music and touch can be used to help children develop their social and emotional intelligence. Participants will have the opportunity to experience and practice activities and games that can be used and incorporated into children’s everyday routine. Detailed handout will be provided. Ideal for early childhood educators, music educators and parents.

Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in.  Sock feet are best, as we will be removing our shoes during some activities.  Also feel free to bring a stuffy or baby doll to use during activities.

Brittany Logsdon is a Registered Early Childhood Educator, Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor and Infant Massage Instructor. She is currently completing her Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education at The Royal Conservatory of Music. Brittany has worked with infants and children in a variety of settings over the past ten years including parenting programs, daycares, schools, small groups and private classes. She incorporates mindfulness, breathing techniques and cooperative play into her classes in order to help children develop their social and emotional skills and intelligence. Brittany is passionate about social and emotional development in children and is excited to be able to share her knowledge and experiences with you.


Upcoming ECMA Workshops 2016


On October 23, ECMA is pleased to present a workshop with Leslie Upchurch, a US-based Dalcroze educator.  Leslie will be providing us with practical ways to enhance musical skills and craft activities to suit young children.


Find out more about Leslie at http://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/lms/faculty/leslie-upchurch1/

We look forward to seeing you there!

25th Anniversary Fall Workshop

Music For Learning is Music for Fun!

with Catherine West



Sunday October 25th, 2015

10:30 am – 4:30 pm, Registration 10:00 am

Room 330, Edward Johnson Bldg.

Faculty of Music, U of T

80 Queens Park, Museum Subway Station

A light lunch will be provided for those who have pre-registered

See below to register on-line, or you can register by mail using our Workshop Registration form

Enjoy a delightful and thought-provoking day with an experienced and popular presenter. This workshop will focus on the uniquely engaging power of music to build vital life, learning and music skills in children. Knowing more about how music engages children in learning also means knowing how to make music fun – the two things cannot be separated. Music activities – moving, singing, listening and playing – are closely connected to building language and thinking skills, as well as music skills, while engaging the imagination and creativity of children. This workshop will offer teachers fresh repertoire, and some old favourites with a twist. Together we will explore songs, drama, dance, improvisation, early notation experiences and instruments. Participants of all experience levels are welcome; a thorough handout will be provided. Simple audio files will be made available to those who would like to have them.

Catherine West, recently retired from the TDSB, is the Coordinator of music AQ courses for OISE (U of Toronto) and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a senior associate with Connexionarts, an arts-in-education consulting company. Catherine completed her early childhood music training with Donna Wood in the early 1980’s and was a founding member of ECMA. Her career has always included early childhood as a specialty and a passion. She has an international reputation as an author, workshop clinician, arts education consultant and course instructor, and has worked with a broad range of clients in the private and public sectors. Currently she is working with the Marilyn Thomson Centre Early Years Research Project at the Royal Conservatory, a project investigating how music can be used to teach cognitive skills to young children


The Early Childhood Music Association of Ontario

will be holding its

Annual General Meeting


Sunday October 25, 2015


12:45 pm

at U.of T. Faculty of Music, Edward Johnson Building Rm 330

All members welcome