Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 10.57.59 AMThe Winona State Department of Music will host the Elementary Music Workshop “Purposeful, Practical and Playful Activities – The Three P’s of Teaching Elementary Music” with Leigh Ann Garner from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9 in the Performing Arts Center, room 159.

In this interactive workshop, participants will explore quality repertoire and practical ideas that are appropriate for teaching grades K-5. The workshop will discuss the unique opportunity music educators have to engage their children in music instruction that is rooted in a sequential and spiral curricular structure. Specific strategies for fostering skills in singing, inner hearing, memory, and improvising will be offered.

Workshop Clinician Leigh Ann Garner teaches elementary classroom and choral music at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School in Hastings, Minn. Additionally, she is the Director of the Kodaly Institute at the University of St. Thomas where she teaches pedagogy courses. Garner also taught on the Kodály faculty at Wichita State University.  She teaches interactive workshops throughout the United States specializing in early childhood music, Kodály-inspired pedagogy, curriculum development, and standards-based assessments. She holds an Ed.D. from the University of St. Thomas, a master’s degree in music education from the University of St. Thomas, and a bachelor’s in vocal music education from St. Olaf College.

To register for this music workshop, visit the Winona State Adult & Continuing Education Website. You may also register on-site the day of the workshop. Contact WSU Adult & Continuing Education with any questions about registration at: 507-457-5080 or

If you would like to take this workshop or workshop series for undergraduate or graduate credit, contact WSU Adult and Continuing Education at 1-800-342-5978 ext. 5080 or email:

The workshop fee for each session is $25 and $70 for the 3-workshop series.

For more information contact Catherine Schmidt at