Georgia Music Educators Association
In-Service Conference

January 25 - 27, 2018

Booth 215

The Classic Center
300 N Thomas St
Athens, GA 30601
United States

Each year during the last weekend of January GMEA provides an In-Service Conference for its members. Of our 3,200 teacher members we usually have 1,300-1,400 of our members present at this conference.

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Clinic Details

Friday, January 26

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Athens Classic Center - Empire Room

TEACHING TECHNIQUES THAT WORK: Twenty-Five Strategies Designed to Engage Your Students

Stephen Benham

Based on research on outstanding teaching techniques from general elementary and secondary education, this session provides twenty-five concrete and immediately implementable teaching strategies for teachers to maximize the learning that takes place in the music classroom.

Saturday, January 27

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Athens Classic Center - Empire Room

HOW DO I COUNT IT AND WHEN DO I PLAY IT? Developing Rhythmic Understanding

Stephen Benham

Why is that some students seem to come programmed for rhythmic success while others struggle with keeping a steady pulse? This session will focus on methods and techniques for establishing rhythmic understanding, accuracy, and fluency at all levels.

Clinician Details

Dr. Stephen Benham

Dr. Stephen Benham

Dr. Stephen Benham is Associate Dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University and President of the American String Teachers Association. He is an active guest conductor and workshop clinician focused on string teaching, pedagogy, and urban music education. He has presented at ASTA and NAfME, among others.

Benham is a former graduate instructor and doctoral fellow of school and community music education from Eastman School of Music. He has held many teaching positions and is the recipient of multiple grants for research and development of music education programs.

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