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Montessori to Host Music Workshop with “Bells Lady” Marcia Perez

 

Is your Montessori Music Program all it could be? Come join us for three days this July in Lutherville, Maryland for three days of Montessori music! This unique workshop will cover the Montessori music curriculum, focusing on work with bells, and should be especially helpful for primary and elementary teachers.

The workshop will include both lectures and practical experience, and is designed to help Montessori teachers, regardless of musical background, feel confident and secure in teaching all aspects of the music curriculum.

If you’re interested, complete and return the form attached to our event brochure.  If you have questions, you can also  email us at inform@montessorischool.net or call us at 410-321-8555.

Details:

This workshop will include listening, science experiments, music history, and literature, singing, rhythm, pitch, notation, and movement. This workshop will include both primary and elementary perspectives of music in the classroom, but will focus on bells and not get into tone bar work (maybe next year!).

Cost:

  • $275 before June 1
  • $325 after June 1

Plan to bring:

  • Lunch (or eat out at a local restaurant)

Materials included in Workshop Tuition:

  • Scissors and glue sticks.
  • 10 white 22×28 poster boards to make large clapping charts.
  • Additional 10 black or colored cardstock to mount the provided card material.
  • One 2 inch binder for written materials and a 1 inch binder for the Songbook.
  • Colored pencils for the elementary materials.

Complete instructions will be available to facilitate the making of materials. The goal is for each participant to prepare a complete set of materials by the end of the course.

Instructor:

Marcia Perez is internationally known known in the Montessori community as “the bells lady!” Marcia taught primary Montessori from 1972-1982. In 1983, she received her AMI Elementary diploma from Washington Montessori Institute and has taught at Mater Amoris Montessori School from 1984 to the present.

Marcia presented the complete Montessori music curriculum in Sweden every other summer from 1990-2003. She has been a guest lecturer at Washington Montessori Institute, the AMI Teacher Training Center of Dallas and the Montessori Institute of San Diego. She enjoys guest lecturing throughout the United States and Canada. In February 2006, she presented a Refresher Course in Music for the AMI Training Center in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Her goal has been to help schools and teachers realize the wonderful opportunities available to children through the Montessori Music curriculum. Ms. Perez is a vocal soloist at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. and she holds a Master’s degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

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