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Teaching Through Song!

November 17th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments
Adam Remnant and I hold forth...

Adam Remnant and I hold forth...

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

Adam Remnant, a local musician and teacher and I got together to present a little symposium for Creative Teaching Through Song at the 2019 Literacy Conference for the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. Our audience was comprised of OU education students and the onstage class was eighth graders and high school kids. In the space of ninety minutes we forged the kids into a songwriting teams… and they wrote a very cool song.

This was a real treat for me and I have to say, I learned a lot from Adam… who is used to working with kids. A good time indeed.

The A-Team at the end of the session.

The A-Team at the end of the session.

Foto by Vanessa Kaukonen

This was an honor and a pleasure indeed!

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  1. carey georgas
    November 18th, 2019 at 08:00 | #1

    Wisdom of the ages meets the fountain of youth. That’s some serious symbiosis going on there. What a wonderful way to share your talents.

  2. Dan Nigro
    November 18th, 2019 at 18:46 | #2

    I thought you would be working on Vanessa’s honey-do list during your “down” time and “winterizing” the house, you are an inspiration ! Carry on Captain

  3. Chappy
    November 18th, 2019 at 20:11 | #3

    Magic of music! Cool story…thanks for sharing. My daughter with autism LOVES music and I was fortunate to discover some certified music therapists a couple of years ago. Healing Sounds, here in Richmond, Virginia, is made up of some outstanding ladies who really connect with special needs kids. My daughter, who is non-verbal and very low functioning, really gets excited and engaged at her sessions. Hoping many of the kids you worked with today will continue on their musical journeys and reach out to touch folks, especially special needs folks, in a positive and uplifting way.

  4. AndyK
    November 19th, 2019 at 15:19 | #4

    Attention Tuna fans:
    A bunch of good seats are still available for the NYC Electric shows Nov 29 & 30.
    The venue – Town Hall – is excellent.
    Come on down!

  5. Mark K
    November 20th, 2019 at 22:11 | #5

    Found 2 interesting psychedelic versions of both Parchman Farm and Rock me baby while “surfing” on YouTube by Blue Cheer an early metal band from the late 60’s on their album Vincebus Eruprum. Just in case anyone is interested Blue Cheer got its name from Owsley LSD.

  6. November 22nd, 2019 at 07:12 | #6

    Vincebus Erupum is relegated to same heap as iron Butterfly and in a gadda da vida.
    They were only given audience with tin ear.

  7. John B
    November 23rd, 2019 at 15:06 | #7

    Tin Man had a Tin Ear @Greg martelli

  8. Joe K
    November 24th, 2019 at 22:27 | #8

    Andy – Heading up from South Jersey on Sat. I never attened a show at the Town Hall. Reviews of the place sound good except for the seats being on the small side. Im 6’5 son 6’8. We plan to take ferry from his place in Hoboken. Got any tips on eats near by?
    Hope the boys play a little longer then the Asbury Park show. Im spoiled over the years. Those late shows at the Academy in the 70’s are always in mind. Row H center aisle seat

  9. Joe K
    November 24th, 2019 at 22:45 | #9

    @Joe K Row H are our seats for Sat.

  10. Tom NY
    November 24th, 2019 at 23:05 | #10

    @Joe K
    Eats… All over the place Brother.. Enjoy the chow and the show

  11. Richard
    November 25th, 2019 at 07:43 | #11

    @Joe K
    Joe K,Just a heads up, the news this morning says there are some safety issues with the New York Waterway ferries so maybe limited service, should be OK by the weekend..Check the schedule before you go..
    I too read reviews of Town Hall because never been there either and read small seats,made sure I had an aisle seat..Me and my friend decided to both take aisle seats one in front of the other..We are both big boys..LOL

  12. AndyK
    November 25th, 2019 at 10:36 | #12

    @Joe K
    Cool. You won’t be disappointed.Like most NYC theaters, seats can be a bit tight but the music will be more than enough to make you feel good. (speaking of which, maybe “Feel So Good” will be on the setlist!)
    Yes, lots of good eats nearby, although there are some overpriced touristy places in Times Square area. What kind of food do you like?

  13. carey georgas
    November 25th, 2019 at 11:18 | #13

    Very fine article in this morning’s Chronicle about Rockin’ Robin, one of Houston’s best known guitar shops. Saw a metaphor I ain’t seen before describing a guitarist. “A renowned guitarist who can shred like an Enron auditor”.
    That phrase may have a little more cache around Houston than other places, but still, it tickled me.

  14. AndyK
    November 25th, 2019 at 11:28 | #14

    @carey georgas
    Haha. I recall going to see a baseball game at Houston’s then Enron Field.
    Subsequently renamed Minute Maid Park.
    The Enron scandal is barely remembered, given all the crap that has occurred since.


  15. carey georgas
    November 25th, 2019 at 20:54 | #15

    Yeah, what scandal is ever remembered other than whichever one is happening at the moment? Whoever said we forget history at our own peril knew what they were talking about.