If you teach or assist students with special needs, this fun and fascinating 2 day conference with a marvelous kick off evening are for you! You can learn to drum, strum, sing and operate the cool BEAMZ interactive unit each day with sped experts in each discipline. Travel through this musical journey with other educators who understant what it means to work with students with mild to moderate or moderate to severe "dis" or different abilities. We like to play to everyone's strengths and music makes this possible. Already know you want to sign up? Please register HERE.
The fun begins Friday evening at the famous Museum of Making Music in beautiful Carlsbad, CA. Never played ukulele before? Take a ukulele crash course, then tour the museum with old or new friends. The evening will continue with a talk from Jared Woosely of One Step Beyond (Phoenix) on leading jam bands for students with special needs and then we get to hear his teen band, Heartstrings perform. They are AMAZING!
Return first thing Saturday morning for a yummy continental breakfast and a full day of instruction, brainstorming, jamming and community connection. You'll hear about best practices from the GITC Sped Lab here in San Diego Unified, too.
On Sunday, you can take Part II of each instrumental workshop and also receive guidance from two excellent music therapists who will teach techniques for addressing and de-escalating aggressive behavior through music with students who struggle with extreme conditions. Music does soothe the savage heart.
We will end the weekend with a community jam and courageous groups and individuals will get a change to try out their new song leadership skills!
What does this cost??? Nothing. We welcome your donations, every dollar helps make programs free for you and others, but no tuition is required. We can provide this training thanks to generous contributions and in-kind donations from sponsors, Stephen and Karen des Jardins, Nordson ASYMTEK, the Museum of Making Music and the NAMM Foundation.
Please do not wait to REGISTER. Only 15 seats remain open at this time as of June 7, 2018.