One of the nation’s premier music educators will lead a workshop – “Becoming Tuneful, Beatful and Artful” -- to emphasize the importance of providing music education for children, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at California State University, East Bay.
John Feierabend, a leading authority on music and movement development in early childhood, will lead the workshop, to be held in room 1039 of the Music Building on Cal State East Bay’s Hayward, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
“John Feierabend is an internationally-known music educator, and the Music Department is very excited to have him present at Cal State East Bay,” said John Eros, department chair and assistant professor of music. “We hope that many music educators from the East Bay and beyond will join us for this exciting workshop.”
Feierabend, an ardent advocate for music education for children, is director of music education at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford and past president of the Organization of American Kodaly Educators.
“All children are born with the potential to become musical,” Feierabend said. “With inappropriate or no music experiences, children can lose their intuitions for music.”
The workshop will feature an eight-part curriculum that can be easily used with preschool and elementary age children. Feierabend makes frequent presentations in the United States and abroad and is the author of more than 60 books, articles, CDs, DVDs, and videotapes.
Further information about the workshop and other university music events is available at http://music.csueastbay.edu/ and by calling the Cal State East Bay Music Department at (510) 885-3167.