ECMA Workshop October 23, 2016

Move, Sing, Play … Improvise!

Creating Music & Movement with the Young Child


Leslie Purcell Upchurch


Sunday October 23, 2016

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

Swansea Town Hall, Council Chamber Room

95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto

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

This workshop will focus on two aspects of being an early childhood music educator: musical skills and how to craft exercises to suit young children.  We will move to music, play with balls and percussion instruments, sing and create together. Whether or not you have musical experience, you will learn how to improvise gestures, rhythms, melodies and even piano accompaniments.  Come dressed to move and ready to have fun creating!  Material for all musical elements will be suitable for 18 months to elementary.  Explore it today and use it tomorrow in your classroom!

Refreshments will be provided.  Bring a bag lunch.

Leslie Purcell Upchurch is a Dalcroze Eurhythmics educator who holds the Dalcroze License and Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University.  She is on the faculty of the Marta Sanchez Dalcroze Training Center at Carnegie Mellon and The Dalcroze School at Lucy Moses in New York City.  Throughout her career, Ms. Upchurch has taught music classes in all settings, from community music schools to elementary schools and child care centres.  She continues to teach classes for children from ages 18 months to elementary age, while also being an instructor for pre-professional musicians.  Ms. Upchurch holds a BFA in Music from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Masters of Music from the University of Wisconsin/Madison.  She is also furthering her studies in Dalcroze at the Jacques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.



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