Dr. Patricia Gingras
Children of all ages express themselves by moving to music. The first step in this process is the development of rhythm skills. We've all seen young children moving to the beat; yet, research has suggested that providing activities that allow children to move with continuous flow motion (which encourages them to feel the space between the beats) is just as important to rhythmic development. Explore fun-filled and creative flow movement activities suitable for young children so that you, too, can say, "1, 2, 3, flow!"
Patricia Gingras is the coordinator of the Eastman School of Music Early Childhood Music Program in Rochester, NY. The program serves 250 young children and their families. Dr. Gingras also teaches early childhood music classes at Houghton College where she is an assistant professor and the coordinator of music education at the Greatbatch School of Music. She is a frequent presenter at music education conferences and her research in the area of family music-making was recently recognized with an award by the Council for Research in Music Education.