Experience the joy that is the Kodály-inspired approach to systematic and sequential music teaching! Hands-on learning of a wide range of repertoire and interactive teaching strategies for immediate classroom use will provide the foundation for exploration of a literacy-based curriculum for Grades Pre-K to 5. Wear comfortable clothes and come ready to participate!

Instructor: Dr. Jill Trinka

TrinkaliveshotDr. Jill Trinka is Professor of Music Education at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC, where she teaches ear training and sight-singing, music education, world music, and elementary music methods courses.  She has directed Kodály Institutes at The University of Texas (Round Top), University of North Texas, DePaul University (Chicago), and Portland State University (OR), and the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), and has taught in Kodály programs at Texas Tech, Holy Names, Fresno State, and The Hartt School.  A past president of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and 2003 recipient of their Outstanding Educator Award, Dr. Trinka is internationally known by children, parents, and music educators as “a dynamic, winsome, and energetic teacher and performer.” Her performances bring new life to the musical and cultural treasures of American folk music as she accompanies herself on the dulcimer, autoharp, guitar, and banjo.  Jills publications – My Little Rooster, Bought Me a Cat, John, the Rabbit, and The Little Black Bull; Jill Trinka:  The Bass Hall Children’s Concerts (Ft. Worth, TX); and

Had a Little Rooster, There’s a Hole in the Bucket, and Old Joe Clark – are available from GIA Music.


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