Music Teaching Decoded: Connecting the Dots for Effective Learning
SAA Teacher Enrichment Course with Michele Monahan Horner, author of LIFE LENS: Seeing Your Children in Color
Teachers of all instruments will enjoy this workshop. Come learn about IJAM, a romp through the ages that helps students discover the historical connections between music, art, architecture and more. On Saturday, observe a parent talk, an IJAM student class and stay for the STXSA Kick-off event. We will have cake! Friday and Sunday, Michele will focus her teacher lecture hours on the Life Lens colors. We recommend that you purchase and read her book in advance to get the most out of your workshop experience.
Chair: Kaori Matsui
Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, 8:30 am - 12 noon + 3 pm - 4 pm
(in conjunction with Kick-off event 1-5pm)
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Place: Christ Church Sugar Land, 3300 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land, TX 77479
Fee: $125 course fee plus $15 SAA Course Registration Fee
Please note: You must have completed and registered ECC and Unit 1 training with the SAA, attend the entire 10 hours of class and observation time, and pay the SAA fee to be eligible for SAA Enrichment Course registration.
REGISTER NOW! Class size limited to 20 teachers: completion of ECC and Unit 1 are required to register with SAA ($15 fee)
Michele Horner has captivated students and parents across the U.S. and beyond with her dynamic and creative approach to teaching. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, LIFE LENS: Seeing Your Children in Color and has presented her Life Lens workshop all over the U.S. to Suzuki teachers, parents, educators and the general public. A Suzuki guitar teacher for 21 years, she is the former String Director of the State College Suzuki Program (PA), and is the Head of the Suzuki Guitar Department at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music (NY). Michele is featured in the book GUITAR ZERO: The New Musician and the Science of Learning by Gary Marcus, who describes her as "the single most gifted teacher I encountered” (p.133) . Her students have performed in master classes for many top guitarists including Scott Tennant, Jason Vieaux, Sharon Isbin, Nicolas Goluses, Colin Davin, Rupert Boyd, João Luiz and others. Her students have performed at SAA Conferences both in the U.S. and in Italy and at the prestigious Aspen Music Festival.
Michele is the creator of an “Interactive Journey through Art & Music” – a multimedia workshop which she has presented all over the U.S. as well as in Canada and Italy, and was featured at the 15th Suzuki World Convention in Melbourne, Australia. Her lecture "Listening Like a Maniac" has been watched thousands of times by people all over the world and is now in the permanent video library of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.
Michele graduated from Penn State University, where she still holds two school records in field hockey goalkeeping.