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John Jacobson

John Jacobson

It's a Musical World

Session #1: It’s a Musical World
Explore the music, movement, and customs of countries around the world. Join John Jacobson for a feets-on workshop that will teach you how to travel the world with your students without ever leaving the classroom. Come learn songs, games and dances from around the country and around the world. Folk dances, line dances, classroom games and more. It is a musical world and the musical traditions of that world are a wonderful resource and outlet for any classroom and any age of student. Participants will join John in learning folk dances, party games and more.

Session #2: K-2 For You
Join John Jacobson and participate in classroom activities especially designed for K-2 classrooms and stages. This session features new materials addressing concepts of Beat, Rhythm, Melody, and more. There will also be an emphasis on songs that encourage feelings and behaviors reflecting empathy and cooperation in and out of the classroom.

John’s Bio:
John Jacobson is the author and composer of many musicals and choral works that have been performed by millions of children worldwide, as well as educational videos and tapes that have helped music educators excel in their individual teaching arenas. John has staged hundreds of huge music festival ensembles in his association with Walt Disney Productions and directed productions featuring thousands of young singers including NBC’s national broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, presidential inaugurations and more. He is also recognized internationally as a creative and motivating speaker for teachers and students involved in choral music education. John is the founder and volunteer president of America Sings! Inc., a non-profit organization that encourages young performers to use their time and talents for community service. He stars in children’s musical and exercise videotapes, most recently the series “Jjump! A Fitness Program for Children” and was the Senior Contributing Writer for John Jacobson’s Music Express Magazine. John’s book A Place In The Choir: Finding Harmony in a World of Many Voices is rapidly becoming a staple with music teachers worldwide.