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Using Music to Teach

Music can be used in many ways to teach skills and concepts at home and in school. Join two licensed music therapists to explore strategies, tips, and activities for incorporating music into teaching academic, social, emotional, physical, communication, and cognitive skills. This session will use musical interactions and interventions that teachers, homeschoolers, and those working with children with special needs will find useful, age appropriate, and engaging. Kids attending the session can participate in fun musical activities!

Ages: All Welcome     Materials: Teachers to provide

About the Teachers, Natalie Generally and Roy Joyner: Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Emory University and completed her Masters of Music Education (M.M.Ed.) and Music Therapy equivalency at the University of Georgia. Natalie is a Board Certified Music Therapist and is licensed to practice in the state of Georgia. She completed specialized training with The National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy and has worked with various populations, including premature infants, Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients, substance abuse clients, school-aged children with autism and developmental delays, cochlear implant recipients, adults with developmental delays, and children with severe emotional behavioral disorders. Natalie is also a certified music teacher in the state of Georgia and works with pre-K through grade 12 special needs students in the Fulton County school system. She serves as the Continuing Education Chair for the South-Eastern Region of AMTA (SER-AMTA) and is the President of MTAG. Natalie resides in Fairburn, GA with her sons, Steven and Jonathan and their Golden Retriever, Lila Rose.

Roy Joyner attended Florida State University, where he received both his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees in music therapy. He later received his certificate in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia. Roy's an avid sportsman and accomplished bassist, a keen observer of client/therapist dynamics, and is Past-President of the Music Therapy Association of Georgia (MTAG). He has been with Fulton County schools for 18 years.

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