Webinar: Multimodal Teaching Tools for Adaptive Music Education Part 1
Students with exceptionalities often require creative lesson planning on the part of music teachers. But where to start? In this webinar, you’ll add to your teaching toolkit by learning some activities that work with special learners by using a multimodal approach. Creative ideas for teaching the basic elements of music like rhythm, pitch, motor coordination, and more will be explored. Activities for all ages and various learning profiles will be presented.
What you'll learn in this webinar...
- Demos of songs and games that can be adapted for students of all abilities
- Alternative approaches to teaching musical elements like rhythm and note reading
- Manipulatives and sensory supports we use at Lotus Centre, and how you can make or find them for your studio or classroom
- Games and activities for creativity and composition
Erin Parkes, PhD
Director of Research and Professional Development
Lotus Centre for Special Music Education
Dr. Erin Parkes received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts in Musicology, and Graduate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy Research from the University of Ottawa. She completed a PhD in Music Education from McGill University in 2015, where she researched how to effectively train studio music teachers to work with students with autism. Erin has been teaching music since 1996 and has worked with students of all ages in a variety of settings. She presents at conference and guest lectures throughout North America and internationally on teaching music to students with special needs and other issues in music education.