To stimulate and nurture collaborative work between teachers and arts education partners, Ingenuity and the CPS Department of Arts Education are excited to present this year’s Arts Education Conference: Collaborating for Quality.
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Friday, November 3 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
The First Four Weeks: Successfully Starting Your Beginners LIMITED

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The first month of a beginning instrumental class is the foundation for a successful year of music making. This presentation will cover the tips and tricks employed in the first month that helped grow a new band program to over 180 students in four years. Strategies will be presented for instrument try-outs, starting beginners in a heterogeneous band room, teaching music and English reading skills, peer-teaching projects, and other methods that get students making music fast!


Kelley Gossler

Director of Banks, Lincoln Park High School
Kelley Gossler is currently Director of Bands at Lincoln Park High School in Chicago, IL. Previously, she taught at Westinghouse College Prep, where she established an instrumental program of over 180 students. While at Westinghouse, she was the recipient of the Mr. Holland's Opus... Read More →

Friday November 3, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm CDT
250 1450 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60608