Summer Series 2016 course with instructors Jana Hawley of Sunbridge Institute, Sally Willig of The Clover Hill School, and Carol Grieder of Green Meadow Waldorf School
Professional development for early childhood educators
As early childhood educators, how can we use our voices, as well as instrumental music, to meet young children where they are and to assist in their natural unfolding? Through presentation, discussion, and hands-on exercises, this course will provide you with essential insights and tools for working with the Mood of the Fifth in your own early childhood setting.
Through this course, you will:
- Practice simple and fun vocal exercises to establish an ease and confidence in your singing voice
- Discover and play with imaginative vocal sounds and simple instruments that can be woven into circle time activities
- Practice bringing the kinderlyre to life and expanding your kinderlyre repertoire for story time and rest periods
- Explore puppet plays and The Mood of the Fifth
- Enjoy curriculum explorations and a Steiner seminar with our Music Intensive students
- Play with music notation and the art of creating original songs
Jana Hawley is Program Director of and Core Faculty member in Sunbridge’s Elementary Teacher Education program and Elementary Music Teacher Education intensive. She also teaches music to Early Childhood Teacher Education program students and Summer Series students. Since 2006, Jana has also been on the faculty of Green Meadow Waldorf School (NY), where she has been the lower school music teacher and a class teacher. Previously, she spent 14 years on the faculty of the Whidbey Island (WA) Waldorf School, teaching music and main lessons. Jana has been a visiting faculty member at several Waldorf teacher training institutes in the US as well as at institutes abroad, including China and Australia. She has led workshops in movement, singing, and composition, and is a contributor to The Mood of the Fifth: A Musical Approach to Early Childhood, a WECAN publication. Jana earned her BFA in Music from Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, and her MSEd in Waldorf Elementary Teacher Education from Sunbridge College.
Sally Willig brings music to the kindergarten children at The Clover Hill School (CT) where she also assists the teachers in opening their awareness of the Mood of the Fifth and in expanding their singing and kinder lyre skills. She is also a certified music therapist and private music teacher, and teaches singing in many of our Summer Series courses. A member of the Michaelic Anthroposophical Group of Connecticut, Sally holds a BA in piano from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA in music therapy from Immaculata University (PA), and a certificate in Anthroposophic Music Therapy from the Dorion School of Music Therapy (PA).
Carol Grieder teaches kindergarten at Green Meadow Waldorf School. Prior to joining Green Meadow’s early childhood faculty as a nursery teacher in 2006, Carol taught art classes and Parent & Child classes in a Waldorf-inspired nursery school in New Jersey; she has also taught in Sunbridge’s Introduction to Waldorf Early Childhood Education Summer Series course. A published author, Carol has contributed to WECAN’s Gateway Series, The Seasonal Festivals in Early Childhood: Seeking the Universally Human, edited by Nancy Foster, and Tell Me a Story, edited by Louise DeForest. She is a native of Switzerland and enjoys spending time in nature with her family, working with fiber arts and plant dyeing, making dolls and puppets, and practicing the art of puppetry. Carol hold an MS in Education from Sunbridge College and an MS in Nursing and Women’s Health from Rutgers University.
Your course also includes eurythmy with Brigida Baldszun.
Sunday: Optional campus tour 5:30-6pm; Registration 6-7pm; First class 7-9pm
Monday-Wednesday: Classes begin each day between 8-8:30am and run through 5:30-6pm, with times for break and lunch. Each day includes a balanced mix of content-based work, artistic work, and discussions. Community-wide evening events are offered weekly.
$480 (includes all materials and non-refundable $45 registration fee). Discounts are available. See Summer Series page for details.
Contact Amina Phelps, Admissions & Summer Series Coordinator, at [email protected] or 845-425-0055 x20.
Sunbridge Institute reserves the right to cancel any offering at any time. If Sunbridge cancels, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels, he or she will receive a full refund less the non-refundable registration fee. Sunbridge reserves the right to make faculty substitutions when necessary.