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Shifting for a Pandemic

Luis Cardenas Casillas, YOLA at Torres

Hannah Murray, YOLA at Torres 

Cicely Nelson, YOLA at Camino Nuevo 

Keren Schweitzer, YOLA at Torres 

Moderated by Angelica Cortez, Manager, YOLA


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About This Event

Tune in for a conversation with four YOLA teaching artists who have taken a unique and creative approach to working with young musicians and families amidst the pandemic. Each teaching artist will share on a specific class or shift they have made over the last few months. Get ideas and insights on what classes have gone well, what has NOT worked, and some practical teaching ideas from these four teaching artists!

Luis Cardenas Casillas – Parents & Music Learning  
For all the benefits that classical music can bring, the exclusivity of it can create distance between parents and their young musicians. This class aims to bridge that gap, helping families grow together in music. 

Hannah Murray – Health & Wellness for Musicians: Training the Whole Musician 
Making music is complex. How we use our bodies to create sound and express emotion requires fine muscle motor skills, body awareness, proprioception, and so much more. Teaching these skills to young musicians is imperative for healthy music education at any level. 

Cicely Nelson – Teaching with a Somatic Lens; Teaching with the Body in Mind 
Emotions – and trauma in particular – are primarily held and experienced physically. We can help children feel and thus process their emotions by speaking to body awareness, offering physical cues, and – especially important during this time – keeping them moving even as they play their instruments. 

Keren Schweitzer – Baking & Music Theory  
“Amidst the pandemic, our students are exhausted and have so much to do. This class has given me and the young people I work with a chance to get to know each other off the instrument, get into the kitchen, and laugh and learn together!”  

This event is for…

All music teachers and anyone interested in music education ideas in an online setting

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