Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

ECMMA: Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

Greater Madison Area

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Greater Madison Area Chapter of ECMMA

Please contact Chapter President for information

GMAC Board Members:

Nicole Sayre: President   --   ecmma.gmac@gmail.com

Beth Marshall: Past President 

Jan Vidruk: Past President

Georgine Jacobs: Treasurer

Aleksandra Forsman: Outreach/Preschool Centers

Open Position: Secretary


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NEW WORKSHOP:     Saturday, May 30, 2015    -   9:30-11:30 am


Location:  Preschool of the Arts, 11 Science Court, Madison, WI 53711

Presenter:  Beth Marshall, madison Chapter President  -  Music Specialist at Preschool of the Arts

2 Registry Credit Hours

$10 workshop participation fee, Free to Members of Greater Madison Area C

RSVP & Inquirires to ecmma.gmac@gmail.com Attention: Beth Marshall, Chapter President

PDF FLYER with information

Every bein has the innate ability to sing, create sound and rhythms and to be moved by music.  This workshop focuses on the musical voices of the child and the teacher.  Gather

developmentally appropriate techniques and vocal games that provide foundations to vocal helath, vocal & rhythm patterns, and singing aptitudes for both the child and the teacher!

As teachers, we provide that open envionment to hear, explore and nurture the child's voice.   But what if the teacher isn't comfortable with his or her own singing voice? 

We'll explore ways for you as teachers to "find," strengthen, and nurture your singing voice to be comfortable leading your class in song



Workshop I:  Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 - 1-3 pm

Playful & Mindful Pedagogy- Learning through play; singing, creating, moving, playing, relaxing, imagining.  Come ready to actively participate in music & movement activities, games & stories that you can use in your classroom!  Take away ideas not only for music & movement skills, but also to aid in classroom management, to ease transitions, and to support early literacy & math skills.  

2 Registry Credit Hours

Location:  Heid Music,7948 Tree Ln, Madison, WI 53717 (2nd floor education room)


Workshop II:  Saturday, Dec. 6 - 9:30-11:30 am 

Music & Movement Ideas for Preschool PE- Music & movement classes in early childhood train our minds & muscles to be able to map out and execute the skills needed for successful participation in sports!  Come to actively participate in activities that focus on large muscle development, strength, balance, eye-hand coordination, body-space awareness, agility, flexibility and more!

2 Registry Credit Hours

Location:  Kid’s Express Learning Center Gym, 3276 S. High Point Rd, Madison, WI

(gym entrance is in the back of the light yellow building #1)


Membership for GMAC-ECMMA is $25/year September 2014 - August 2015

Chapter membership includes 4 quality workshops and networking opportunities.


$10/workshop without membership

RSVP & Inquiries to ecmma.gmac@gmail.com, attention:  Beth Marshall, Chapter President





Greater Madison Area Chapter

Early Childhood Music & Movement Workshop

2 Hours Registry Credit, $10 workshop fee/Free for 2013-14 Chapter Members

Saturday, August 23, 2014

9:30-11:30 am

Jump Start Your Fall Music & Movement Program

Are you a new classroom teacher?  Are you a long-term teacher in need of new music and movement ideas?  This quality workshop will include music and movement techniques for classroom management, transitions, math & literacy connections, vocal development, voice artistry and nurturing of senses.  (targeting 4K and K-2)

Presenters:  Chapter Board Members:  Beth Marshall, Music Specialist, Preschool of the Arts, Karen Nacker, Retired EC Music & Movement Educator, Jan Vidruk, EC Music & Movement Educator

Location:  Preschool of the Arts, 11 Science Court, Madison, WI

Membership for GMAC-ECMMA is $25/year

RENEW or START your Chapter membership for 2014-15 at our August Workshop!  

Chapter membership includes 4 quality workshops, 2 registry credits each, and networking opportunities

Typically workshops are $10/each to cover presenter honorariums, and to support marketing & awareness efforts of our local chapter within our community.

RSVP to Beth Marshall at ecmma.gmac@gmail.com

PDF flyer of workshop info

Greater Madison Area Chapter Announces

Upcoming Early Childhood Music & Movement Workshops

2 Hours Registry Credit available for each workshop


Saturday, May 10, 2014

9:30-11:30 am

Musical Fireworks

“Ooh’s and Aah's” that will spark excitement for your summer music and movement lessons in the indoor and outdoor classroom!  

Come along with us for a nature concert, fishing trip, exploration of nature instruments and new summer songs

with vocal & tonal pattern work.  (targeting multi-ages, birth-age 9)   

Presenters: Chapter Board Members:  Beth Marshall, Music Specialist, Preschool of the Arts, Karen Nacker, Music Specialist, Kid’s Express,

Jan Vidruk, EC Music & Movement Educator, Nicole Sayre, Music Specialist, Rhapsody Arts Center

Location: Kid’s Express Learning Center Gym, 3276 S. High Point Rd, Madison, WI

(gym entrance is in the back of the light yellow building #1)


Exciting News!  GMAC extends a welcome to two new Chapter Board Members!
 Please welcome Nicole Sayre and Leslie Gonia!  
Next Board Meeting;  April 9, 2014
Nov. 2, 2013 (Saturday) - - presenter Karen Nacker
"Beethoven, Bach and The Boys"
Location:  Karen Nacker home, 3017 Post Road, Madison, WI
Time:  9:30-11 am
RSVP:  ecmma.gmac@gmail.com, reply to this email
Famous composers and their childhood.  Story, song and movement. 
Discover new, fun, and memorable ways to introduce famous music composers to pre-school aged children.  Most pictures of famous composers found in books are when the composers were older in age.  They were once children too!  What were they like? How were they inspired?  Your students may just be inspired to say, "they were just like me!"
Karen has been a preschool music teacher at Kids Express Learning Center for 17 years.  She has also maintained a private studio in her home as well as small group music classes for 35 years.
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