Bringing out the joy that music cultivates in a child’s life while experiencing play-based music-making
My presentation is important to early childhood music because it focuses on bringing out the joy that music cultivates in a child’s life while experiencing play-based music-making. Eisenreich employs numerous early childhood music methods and techniques in her classes, the most influential being Dalcroze. The students experience Dalcroze Eurhythmics through their natural movement with a heavy emphasis on creativity and improvisation. My presentation will focus on pulling elements from numerous methods to provide the most enjoyable, educational, and child-focused music activities. Specific activities will be displayed on a poster, with an additional slideshow of pictures and videos, which shows the true excitement and creativity of these children.
Jade is a senior, percussion Music Education and Early Childhood(PreK-4)/Special Education Major(K-8) triple major at Slippery Rock University. Jade holds a teacher certification in Music Together, LLC and was selected to intern at the Dalcroze Society of America International Conference in Carson, CA in January 2018. She has been involved in instrumental music making since she was nine years old, and has held many leadership positions in the numerous ensembles she’s participated in. Jade works as a teacher, aide, and substitute in numerous school districts. While in school, she has worked alongside Dr. Cassandra Eisenreich teaching early childhood movement and music classes.