Music is one area in which parents either feel very comfortable sharing and teaching their children, or feel trepidation and tension, convinced that they themselves are « tone deaf » and not musical. The aim of this workshop is to give parents tools to help, at whatever level they find comfortable, to inspire music learning in the home. We will have some time for musical exploration, discussion, and resource-sharing, to help your child in the many aspects of music: singing, playing, reading, writing, listening, improvising, and connecting with history and culture.
Amy Panetta, MA, in her 13th year of teaching music, has taught virtually all ages, from newborns to senior citizens, and is versatile in teaching general, vocal, and instrumental music. After studying at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education with a concentration in Piano and minor in Art. Her journey thus far has led her from teaching general, choral, and instrumental music in publich school in New Jersey, to getting a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology at the University of Limerick in Ireland, to then exploring other educational approaches as a music teacher in Montessori schools in New Jersey and in Waldorf education in Vermont. Amy also spent time teaching Kindermusik classes and West African drumming sessions. After teaching in school settings for many years, Amy has discovered a real passion for teaching home learners. Teaching privately in piano, voice, woodwinds, brass, and strings was always a thread during her career, but she took a leap in 2016 to exclusively teach private and group lessons, largely to the homeschool population in Vermont. Recently in 2018, she began teaching at her own studio in Ste-Brigide-d’Iberville in Montérégie. In her work with students, she seeks to inspire the love of music, while adapting instruction based on the family’s educational philosophy and style. Group classes may be organized upon request at a location of your choosing. For more information about her work, please visit Music Mentoring with Amy Panetta, MA on Facebook, as well as her website: http://musicmentoring.wordpress.com.