April 9th, 2022 Jennifer Patterson

Topic: Process to Performance: Guiding Students to GREAT pieces!

Kansas City based elementary music specialist, Jennifer Patterson, is currently in her 11th year of teaching at Warren Hills Elementary School (Liberty, MO). With a background in dance, choir, musical theater, band and color guard, being an elementary music specialist was meant to be! She uses an eclectic approach that blends aspects of both Orff Schulwerk (levels  and master class completed at Baker University) and Kodaly (levels from University of Central Missouri).  She completed her Bachelors of Music Education from UMKC in '08 and her Masters of Arts from UCM in '17. 

Patterson's student group "The Treble Makers" Orff ensemble has played at MMEA in 2016 and 2019 and will perform at the upcoming 2022 AOSA conference in Kansas City. She is serving on the Missouri Music Educators Association advisory board, has a Teachers Pay Teachers store, and has been a featured author in Activate magazine (Heritage Music Press). 

Past Presenters:

February 6th, 2021 - Matthew Stensrud

Topic: Introducing Responsive Classroom: Building a Community of Learners through Distance Learning


March 6th, 2021 - Drue Bullington

Topic:  Keep Creating & Carry On!


October 9th, 2021 David Row

Topic: The Art of Possibility:  Expanding and Exploring our Horizons

February 5, 2022 Kate Bright

Topic: Elemental Musical Adventures

March 5th, 2022 Artie Almeida

Topic: The Child's Way of Learning: Where there's Passion, there's Retention!

**All workshops are tentatively in person at Cambridge Elementary School, Belton, MO** 

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