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Thursday, July 21 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Elementary Students 'Come Together' in a Modern Band

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Lessons that are sequential and build on students’ musical skills will make the Little Kids Rock curriculum even more effective in your classroom. This presentation is geared towards teachers who are just starting out their modern band program at the elementary school level. The first part of the presentation focuses on setting goals and strategies for the first weeks of your Little Kids Rock program, including routines for classroom management, setting up your classroom and equipment, and how to introduce the first modern band song. Next, we will focus on the first chord changes and suggestions on songs that can be played using one to three chords. We will also discuss how to run a successful jam session with your students and how to differentiate instruction so that all levels can have a musical experience. Finally, we will focus on advanced skills for your students such as introducing guitar tabs, improvising, and power chords. Attendees of this workshop will leave with a better understanding on how to use the LKR resources to establish their LKR music program in an elementary classroom as well as knowledge on how to adapt their lessons to their students needs.

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Jose Vergara

Music Teacher, Miramonte Elementary
Jose Vergara is currently a 5th grade general education teacher with 15 years of experience. Since 2009 Jose Vergara has volunteered countless hours to run the after-school Modern Band program at Miramonte Elementary School. His Little Kids Rock students have performed at the annual NAMM conference in Anaheim, CA and have been featured in numerous local media pieces. Jose is a recipient of the Platinum Apple Award by the United Teachers Los... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom D