Artie & Denise’s Music Education Extravaganza: A wealth of diverse and unique lessons for young music students!

Themes and Variations


Join Artie Almeida, Denise Gagne, and their guests this summer for an online music education extravaganza.

What's Included?

  • 16.5 hours of instruction
  • Handout books will be available for download
  • Certificate of hours will be available
  • A 25% discount code to the Musicplay store (This code will be provided at the beginning of the conference) 
  • An eclectic mix of topics
  • Live-streamed sessions each day

Recorded Conference: $100

Registration will be open for the recorded conference until October 31st, 2021 at 11:59 pm MDT. The perks of signing up for the recorded conference are:

  • Access to the conference will be available on July 19th, 2021
  • Recorded video sessions with chat transcripts
  • Recorded QA sessions 
  • Handouts for each session
  • Professional Development Certificates
  • Access to all recorded sessions until January 2nd, 2022 at 11:59 pm MDT

Our Presenters:

Artie Almeida - Sessions will be:

Percussive Possibilities • Sing! Sing! Sing! • Learn to Listen: Listen to Learn • Moving Toward Mastery ... In Kid-Friendly Ways • Showstoppers: Performance Pieces that Pop!

Denise Gagné - Sessions will be:

No Touch Games and Dances • Bucket/Desk Drumming • Building Better Music Literacy Skills • Storybooks for Inclusive Classrooms • Jazz it Up!

    Our guest instructors are:

    • Dr. Patrick Ware (Orff and Jazz)
    • Manju Durairaj (Teaching Indian Music)
    • Mari Schay (Keynote: Success in the Elementary Music Classroom) 


    Day 1:

    1. Artie: Percussive Possibilities
    2. Denise: No Touch Games and Dances
    3. Patrick Ware: Creative Movement Big and Small
    4. Artie: Sing! Sing! Sing!
    5. Denise: Bucket/Desk Drumming

    Day 2: 

    1. Denise: Building Better Music Literacy Skills
    2. Artie: Learn to Listen: Listen to Learn
    3. Manju Durairaj: Rangoli - An India Sampler
    4. Denise: Storybooks for Inclusive Classrooms
    5. Artie: Moving Toward Mastery ... In Kid-Friendly Ways

    Day 3: 

    1. Denise: Jazz It Up!
    2. Mari Schay: Success in the Elementary Music Classroom
    3. Artie: Showstoppers: Performance Pieces that Pop!

    Click and Download the Full Schedule and Session Information PDF for much more info.

    Cancellation Policy 

    The workshop fee is non-refundable.