February 3rd, 2024: Katie Traxler
Making Magic with Modes and Mixed Meter
9:00am - 12:00pm * Potluck soup luncheon to follow!!!
Walnut Grove Elementary School
Individual Workshop Cost:
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About our presenter
Katie Traxler teaches K-5 music at Gateway Elementary, a public school in Madison, TN. Previously she taught 3K-5 music in NYC for 15 years. In addition to teaching general music classes, she leads a chorus, recorder ensembles, orff ensemble, and various after-school classes and clubs in piano, guitar, ukulele, and movement. Committed to collaboration and arts integration, Traxler works closely with the classroom teachers to maintain a rich curriculum integrating music, movement, drama, and visual art within the social studies, math and ELA content across all grade levels.
Traxler has worked as a clinician for various organizations in NYC including the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s and the Weill Institute at Carnegie Hall, and has presented music education workshops for Orff Chapters, School Districts, and Universities across the United States. She served on the AOSA (American Orff Schulwerk Association) NBT as Region V Rep, is a past president of NYCCAOSA, is currently serving on CORS, and teaches Basic Pedagogy for various Orff Teacher Educator programs in the US.
Come spend the day playing with music in different modes and meters. Discover how children of all ages can explore these musical concepts and create original movement and music through simple rhymes, songs, games, and rhythmic pieces.