Music-ade is an effort to bring professional development opportunities in the Feierabend Approach closer to teachers in a logical way, with the end-goal of growing musical communities and music literacy for all.
Based on the educational philosophies of renowned early-childhood music educator and researcher, John Feierabend, teachers will experience a unique introduction to Musical Expression, Creative Movement and Music Reading with their students. All sessions are designed and taught by veteran child music educator, John Crever.
In addition to his own classroom work, John leads workshops for teachers across the country sharing Feierabend’s Kodaly-inspired approach to an ear-first, conversational strategy to grow musically rich communities.
My hope in sharing these songs, rhymes, and activities is to nurture a sense of imagination, curiosity and love of singing and dancing for a lifetime to come. John Crever
The Feierabend approach to music education strives to grow long-term musical richness in every student by teaching in an inclusive, interactive, and participatory ear-first approach.
With every lesson, students grow…
Musical Intelligence Singing Skills Sensitivity to the Beat Expressive Movement Musical Memory Preferences Neurological Connections
John Feierabend’s philosophies stem from the Kodaly Method for music education that believes music programs should be rich in the repertoire of traditional children’s songs, rhymes, games and dances that develop children’s musical aptitude.