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ECMA offers 2-3 workshops annually that cover a broad spectrum of philosophies and approaches including musicians, educators and researchers from many disciplines. Our purpose is to share information and provide practical ideas and strategies for anyone working musically with young children.





Our upcoming workshops:

  • January 26, 2020: Inclusive Music: Children with Special Needs in the Music Class with Coleen Didur

Here is a listing of some of our past workshops and events:

  • May 5, 2019    Song & Rhyme Swap.  Free for our members.
  • Sunday February 24, 2019 Storytelling for Ages 0-6 with Ruth Danziger
  • Sunday October 28, 2018    Folk Dancing for Children with Marion Rose
  • Sunday April 29, 2018   Little Instruments With a Big Bang – with Carol Bauman of Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Sunday February 4, 2018   Around the World and Back Again: Creative Music for Children with Dr. Kari Veblen
  • Sunday October 15, 2017   Bounce, Boogie, Books and More!  Music and movement with Dan Fee
  • Sunday, April 2, 2017   Bonjours Printemps! Rhymes, finger plays, songs and games in French with Julie Martin
  • Sunday, October 23, 2016 Move, Sing Play … Improvise! Creating Music and Movement with the Young Child with Leslie Purcell Upchurch
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016 Mighty Pretty Motion: the Hokey Pokey really is what it’s all about! with Kim Kendrick
  • Sunday, January 10, 2016 Musical Touch, Yoga and Little Me with Brittany Logsdon
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015  Music for Learning is Music for Fun with Catherine West
  • Sunday, April 12, 2015:  Musical Links to Literacy   with Angelique Davies, RECE, ME, ACECME
  • Sunday, October 19, 2014: Music is Movement: Dalcroze Education for Young Children and Their Instructors   with Dr. Jeremy Dittus, Diplôme Supérieur
  • Sunday, March 30, 2014: Ready Set Move! Exploring Dalcroze ideas for young children   with Sharon Dutton
  • Sunday, September 29, 2013: Fun and Effective Music Teaching   with Rob Sayer
  • Sunday, April 14, 2013: Sing! Sing! Sing!  with Zimfira Poloz
  • Sunday, February 3, 2013: Sing and Play, Everyday!   with Joy Reeve.
  • Sunday, October 2, 2011: Music For Our Youngest Musicians   with Sister Lorna Zemke-Vita.
  • Sunday, February 27, 2011: From Song and Rhyme to Storytime!   with Sally Jaeger
  • Sunday October 24, 2010: Weaving a Fabric of Musical Skills; Fostering Musicianship in the Early Years with Dr. Brent Gault.
  • Sunday April 25th, 2010: Sing and Let’s Play with Colleen Didur and Ada Vermeulen
  • Sunday January 24th, 2010: Edith Lantos Memorial Concert. Speech given by Gilbert de Greeve.
  • January 17, 2010: Winter Song Swap
  • October 4, 2009: IT’S SMART TO SING: RESEARCH, REPERTOIRE AND REFLECTIONS with Mary Stouffer and Ewa Krzatala
  • April 19, 2009: Little Instruments With a Big Bang – with Carol Bauman of Wilfrid Laurier University
  • January 25, 2009: Whirl Around The World – Folk dancing for young children, with Georgina Galba
  • November 2, 2008: Fall “Song Swap” – give-and-take session for sharing songs and rhymes
  • September 21, 2008: Traditional Treasures – repertoire and activities for developing music concepts and skills
  • February 24, 2008: “A Song For You, A Rhyme For Me” – learn some of our favourite components for music programs
  • January 20, 2008: “Song Swap” – give-and-take session for sharing songs and rhymes
  • November 25, 2007: “Won’t You Sing A Lullabye” – musical ideas for working with babies and toddlers.
  • June 3, 2007: “Song Swap” – give-and-take session for sharing songs and rhymes
  • April 29, 2007: “Musical Movement for Children” with Cheng-Feng Lin
  • November 5, 2006: “Tickles and Tunes” with Kathy Reid-Naiman
  • April 23, 2006: “Beautiful Singing for Young Children and Their Teachers” with Linda Beaupre and Eileen Baldwin
  • September 11, 2005: “Celebrating 15 Years of the ECMA of Ontario” with Helga Dietrich and Jenőné Nagy This was also the 2005 ECMA Ontario Annual conference .
  • April 17, 2005: “50 Songs in 100 Minutes” with Debbie Carroll

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