Join us for an elementary music education workshop with Tanya LeJeune and Carrie Nicholas as they explore what it means to be a Kodály-inspired teacher in the 21st century. Take a look at the tenets of the Kodály philosophy, provide resources for both long-term and short-term planning, and experience a variety of songs, games, and activities to support a Kodály-inspired classroom.
About the Presenters
Carrie Nicholas is in her 22nd year as an elementary general music specialist and currently teaches K-5 general music in Lakewood, Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Colorado State University where she also completed her Kodály certification. Carrie is an active presenter and has taught Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis at the Colorado Kodály Institute. Carrie is past-president of ROCKE and the OAKE Western Division. In addition to teaching and presenting, Carrie co-hosts the podcast “Music Teacher Coffee Talk” with her longtime colleague and friend, Tanya LeJeune.
Tanya LeJeune lives in Denver, Colorado, and is in her 26th year of music education. She has taught K-8 general music in Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado, and is a Kodály instructor of pedagogy and folksong analysis at the Colorado Kodály Institute at Colorado State University. Tanya serves on the Elementary Music Curriculum Advisory Committee and is the music teacher mentor for Jefferson County Public Schools. Tanya is past president of ROCKE, the Colorado Kodály chapter, and has served as Member at Large for OAKE. She has presented music education workshops and in-services for several school districts, universities, Orff and Kodály chapters throughout the United States and for Queensland, Australia. Tanya also co-hosts the popular general music education podcast Music Teacher Coffee Talk along with Carrie Nicholas.