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ABOUT MAGICAL MOVEMENT COMPANY

Welcome! Thanks for visiting...and I hope you enjoy.
This blog contains educational information for parents, teachers, and anyone else who enjoys little children and the arts.
I BELIEVE THAT WE ALL LEARN BEST THROUGH MOVEMENT ! 
             
                        Photo by Jeri-Jo Idarius from Carolyn's archives: Preschool Music Class

Magical Movement Company was formed in 1992 to bring music, dance, drama, art, & nature to children and their adults through workshops & "playshops" that get folks up and moving! 

Here's a short video slide show with a glimpse of the fun:





My background as a dancer and artist has melded nicely with my 30 + years of teaching young children, since I believe that just about everything can be taught very effectively through the arts and nature! You can find out more about my background at this link:
Carolyn's background

If you are looking for some fun musical, outdoorsy, artsy stuff to do with little kids, I hope you like what you find here at "the company blog" and at my website, too. Just click on one of the headings above: MUSIC~ARTS~ OUTDOORS to read about activities in that category.

There are some sweet little music lessons for sweet little ones at my website page here: STUFF FOR KIDS

A sample of one of my quirky little videos for children:








 Montessori Workshops & Playshops  in Spring 2016(see below)




ALL WORKSHOPS INCLUDE A COMPREHENSIVE TEACHER MANUAL & ON-SITE MATERIALS FOR CREATING! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE---CHECK IT OUT HERE:
http://www.magicalmovementcompany.com/#!workshop-registration/c1z20



UPCOMING MUSIC WORKSHOPS AT AMS MONTESSORI TRAINING PROGRAMS IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA!

CHECK IT OUT HERE:


UPCOMING ART and OUTDOOR CLASSROOM AMS MONTESSORI WORKSHOP

CHECK IT OUT HERE: WORKSHOPS & PLAYSHOPS



AND MORE:

I am a member of these professional organizations:
  • American Montessori Society 
  • National Orff-Schulwerk Association 
  • Northern California Orff-Schulwerk Association  
  • National Art Educators Association
  • National Association for Music Education


Professional Career History:
1971 Performed with Siena College Modern Dance Group
1972 Began teaching 7th, 8th, 9th Grade History/Civics/Geography
1980 Received St Nicholas Montessori Primary Certification 
1981 Co-founded Asheville Art Glass (Asheville NC)
1982 Featured in Mother Earth News (how to: stained glass)
1983 Founded Mountain Montessori School (our homeschool)
1987 Featured on Mendocino TV  "Art Beat"
1988 Founded Albion Children's House (Mendocino, CA)
1990 Featured on Radio KZYX: "Preschool Ed" (Mendocino, CA)
1992 Founded Magical Movement Company ( Music Specialist)
1995 Certification Preschool & Primary Level Orff-Schulwerk**
1996 Facilitated Cultural Workshops & Village Preschool in Fiji
1998 Performed with Healdsburg Women's Drumming Group
1998 Became E.C.E. Instructor at American College of CA
1998 Certification from BPPVE to teach: CA vocational college**
1999 Became Head of E.C.E. Department at American College
2000 Became Certificated P.I.T.C. Trainer (CA Dept of Ed)** 
2001 Danced/performed in "Masks of the Goddess" Oakland, CA
2003 Danced/ performed with Poetic Dance Theatre Company 
2005 Became Site Director at Fountainhead Montessori School
2007 Presented "Outdoor Classroom" synthesis for AMS cert.**
2007 Received A.M.S. Primary Certification (for ages 3-6 yr old)
2009 Became educational workshop presenter @Muse, Willits,CA
2009 Became AMS Music workshop presenter at F.M.A.E. ** 
2011 Became a Licensed Kindermusik Educator 
2012 Became AMS Art workshop presenter at M.I.A.S.**
2013 Became full-time Music & Arts teacher & workshop
         facilitator
**Orff-Schulwerk is a method for teaching music to children
**BPPVE is the CA Bureau of Private Post-Secondary & 
     Vocational Education
**PITC is Program for Infant & Toddler Caregivers
**AMS is American Montessori Society
**FMAE is Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education Program
**MIAS is Montessori Institute for Advanced Studies











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