MMEA Conference

October 25, 2012

Up on their feet and learning

I had a chance to spend a small amount of time at the Maine music educators one-day conference last week that was held in Augusta at the Calumet Club. Within 10 minutes of starting the all day event, Penny Mahoney had the more than 70 music educators on their feet. They sang, moved, listened, questioned, and experience the lessons by doing!

It was clear that the professional development opportunity was appreciated from the moment the day started. Penny Mahoney is a nationally known Orff-Schulwerk clinician and endorsed trainer in education through movement. She has been teaching for well over 30 years and has no plan on stopping. I got a follow-up email that said: “I could hit the ground running on Monday morning when I started teaching with new ideas that I could immediately put into practice.”

The conference was sponsored jointlyby The Maine Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the Maine Music Educators Association.

Thank you to Patti Gordan for sharing her camera and the photographs! A great big THANK YOU to Nancy Cash-Cobb for her great work on planning the conference!

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