Writing Music Even If You Can't Read It
In this workshop, the artist will use personal experience and those of well-known composers including Irving Berlin, Yanni, and Brenda Russell, etc. to show that anyone can create meaningful music from concept to performance readiness – even composers without formal training.
Character Education | History / Social Studies | Language Arts | Music | Program
Composing music | Composition | Music | Reading music | Workshop
Appropriate for ages: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Rob Simon is an experienced performer/trainer/consultant who has worked with school systems and various other agencies from coast to coast. He is a former junior high social studies teacher, and also spent 12 years as a K-12 teaching specialist in a Drug and Violence Free program for schools and communities. With a masters degree in communication, Rob is also a long-time singer/songwriter who uses music as a primary tool in his work. See http://www.positiverhythm.org/ for more information.
Rob also performs as part of the duo “Mirror Images.”
If you’ve never had Rob do this performance for your school – you should! He is absolutely wonderful in connecting with kids …. Rob is an amazing educator and artist!
M. Waters, Black Elementary, Wichita
All students were engaged and hang on every word Rob shared.
L. Bertog, 5th grade, Bostic Elementary, Wichita
Rob presented information on a topic where he modeled sequencing of his ideas logically, used appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support the theme of his presentation. Our goal in having Rob at Anderson was to motivate our students to do their best on the State Assessments. Rob exceeded our goals. The students are still discussing the message he shared.
L. Simnitt, Principal, Anderson Elementary, Wichita
Our students definitely enjoyed Rob’s lesson on drug awareness.
C. Towey, Woodland Health & Wellness Magnet
This Organization received funding for general operational support from the City of Wichita The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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