NJMEA 2018 SESSION INFORMATION

INVALUABLE BASICS FOR THE BEGINNING BAND DIRECTOR;
HONING YOUR SKILLS FOR THE VETERAN
Clinician: Lenna Harris
Friday 2/23 8:30 - Cooper Room, Tower 15th Floor

We will present a Band Director’s Resource Manual which outlines practical techniques for setting optimum embouchure and playing position for all woodwind and brass instruments as well as grip and playing technique for all percussion instruments. Quizzes, assessment, composer biographies, suggested listening and an historical overview of all music periods aid in complying with state and national standards. Each attendee will receive copies of Premier Performance which is now on PracticeFirst and SmartMusic.

 

INTERACTIVE RECORDER INSTRUCTION - IT'S FUN AND IT WORKS!
Clinician: Rina Sklar
Friday 2/23 1:00 - Rockaway Room, Tower 15th Floor

Young students have grown up in a digital world and positively respond to materials that are in the format to which they have grown accustomed. They are more motivated if the materials are presented in an engaging and fun way. As teachers introducing recorder, you are concerned that the materials you use develop musicianship, teach music reading skills and rhythmic independence and serve as a foundation for student's continued musical involvement. You can now have the best of both worlds. Complimentary recorders, neck straps, catalog will be supplied. Awesome door prizes will be given away at the end of the session!

 

SNARE DRUM RUDIMENTS:  EFFECTIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES
Clinician:  John Gronert
Saturday 2/24 9:00 - Cooper Room, Tower 15th Floor

This session will present effective teaching techniques to enhance your students’ musical performance.  Participants will learn essential snare drum techniques and the development of snare drum rudiments for the young percussion student.  Topics include stick grip, single strokes, double strokes, double bounce rolls, closed rolls, flams, paradiddles and single drags.  Sticks/pad provided.

 

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES FOR SPECIAL LEARNERS
Clinician: Rina Sklar
Saturday 2/24 11:30 - Woodbridge/Piscataway Room, Ballroom Level

Every year we encounter more and more students with special needs. We want to provide the best music education for these students in the least restrictive environment possible, but are concerned how it will impact class instruction.  Rina will show different techniques you can use with your special learners to help them learn to play recorder and read music. Techniques will include UDL modifications to be used with the whole class, and specific modifications to be used with individual students.

 

SO YOU ARE TEACHING BOTH BAND AND RECORDER?
Clinician:  John Gronert
Saturday 2/24 11:30 - Rockaway Room, Tower 15th Floor

With restrictive budgets and the diversification of teaching duties, more teachers are teaching both band and recorder. Whether you have experience with both band and recorder, or are just starting, this clinic will be a great source of practical, classroom-tested techniques as well as curriculum content. The importance of teaching rhythm reading skills from the start will also be discussed.