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Webinar: Music-Driven Classroom Management Strategies for Elementary

April 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Anthony Molinaro

Classroom management is maybe the most important skill for a music teaching artist to develop. A well-managed class is crucial to the overall experience of the students. If there is chaos, we can’t have music. In many ways, music is the cure for chaos. If the students are going to connect to music and experience its JOY, the class must be well managed. Not only is music the goal of the class, but it’s also the solution oftentimes to classroom management difficulties. For music teachers, our training and talents provide a valuable resource for classroom management. Conceiving the structure and procedures of the classroom as more musical can be a great way to reduce chaos and engage learners in the flow of instruction. This workshop will provide perspectives and strategies to create a music-driven classroom that utilizes the unique qualities of music to maximize instructional time and transform behaviors.

As a music educator, instrumentalist, podcaster, and producer Anthony Molinaro has always kept the Dalcroze approach central to his philosophy. With more than 16 years experience in public school classrooms on both coasts of the United States, Anthony created an authentic Dalcroze classroom in his elementary school in Grove City, PA. He is also a faculty member and guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, where he pursues graduate studies in music education. A sought-after clinician and presenter, Anthony has presented at PMEA District 7 and District 5 events. He has been a guest presenter at Elizabethtown College, Westminster College, Duquesne University, Slippery Rock University, Grove City College, and Messiah College. He has served as the board chair and treasurer of the Dalcroze Society of America as well as a presenter at two national conferences and several national virtual events. He has presented workshops for Music Construct ED as well as the Virtual Dalcroze Meetup and runs an online roundtable forum for the leadership of the major national pedagogical organizations. His podcast, The New Dalcrozian, has an international listenership that spans 48 countries. His popular SubStack newsletter, MusicXT – Moments and Movement, allows subscribers to follow his thoughts and career in real-time, with many instructional videos and content to help embrace the Dalcroze approach in a public school setting.


April 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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