Music is a metaphor for learning
Thank you to NDVC for bringing Mary Knysh to Vegas!
“Mary is supremely creative and generative, and with her vast experience, creates programs and trainings that motivate, inspire and enrich her students and clients. She has always been the best of collaborators and whenever I have the opportunity, I recommend her to others.”
"One of the best activities for the brain is collaborative and creative problem solving."
I love to collaborate with teachers and music educators to design innovative approaches and teaching strategies.
USE THE BRAIN
Current neuroscience research reveals the importance of arts infused activities for brain-based learning. Because I am dedicated to promoting a new generation of students who are inspired toward life-long learning, I share key brain-based strategies that can be easily integrated and implemented into a wide array of curricular areas.
Integrate the creative arts into your current curricula, particularly in the areas of math, creative writing and science. Using fun and interactive rhythmic and improvisational games and activities, we'll explore learning through creative problem solving, nonverbal communication, team building, and leadership. And did I mention that we can meet all of your national standards in a fun and engaging way?
Music educators will find I love to weave music concepts such as form, meter, dynamics, conducting, pentatonic scales, ethnic scales, and spoken rhythmic language into a variety of large group and ensemble forms.
I believe that experiencing the musical instruments and styles of many cultures in an improvisational manner can inspire students toward a greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation for others as well as themselves. This creative work brings out the musician in students and educators alike -- I see the results in my work every day!
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Learn more about one of my professional development sessions. E-mail me and tell me about your group -- who you are, how many, what you do, and what you hope one of these sessions could do for you and your school. I'm sure you will be amazed.