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Winter Workshop

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

with Tanya LeJuene and Carrie Nicholas

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Location: Shenandoah University,
Winchester, VA

 Double duty songs are an efficient way to work smarter and not harder as students are able to prepare, present, and practice multiple concepts with the same song. In this session, participants will experience a wide variety of song literature and leave with a multitude of ideas for utilizing these songs to promote musical literacy and fluency. We’ll also discuss how songs, games, and activities can be enhanced through the use of technology.


Carrie Nicholas

Carrie Nicholas is in 22nd year as an elementary general music specialist.  Carrie currently teaches K-5 general music in Jefferson County Public Schools. This summer, she will teach Level III Pedagogy and Materials at the Kodály Levels Program of Seattle. Carrie received her bachelor’s degree of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Colorado State University, where she also received her Kodály certification in 2005. Carrie is an active presenter, having shared sessions and presentations for various school districts, music education chapters, and state and national conferences. Carrie is a proud member of OAKE. She is past president of ROCKE (the Regional Organization of Colorado Kodály Educators) and past president of the Western Division president of OAKE, and currently serves as Member at Large on the OAKE board.


Tanya LeJeune

Tanya LeJeune lives in Denver, Colorado and is in her 26th year of teaching music. She currently teaches K– 5 grade general music at Jefferson County Public Schools, and Kodály Level I Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis courses at the Colorado Kodály Institute at Colorado State University. Tanya is past president of ROCKE and has served as Member at Large for OAKE. Tanya serves on the Elementary Music Curriculum Advisory Committee and is a mentor teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools. She is an active presenter having presented music education workshops and in-services for several school districts, universities and colleges in Colorado, as well as CMEA, AOSA Rocky Mountain Chapter, NWKE, ROCKE, ATKS, OKE, SNAKE, OAKE Western Division Conference, and OAKE. 



February 10, 2024




Reubush Hall Room 128
Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr,
Winchester, VA 22601

Campus Directions: From I-81, follow Jubal Early Drive, to Millwood Avenue. Enter campus turning right between the red brick columns. Take the first right, the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre will be on the left. Continue to the side lot on the left. The entrance to Ruebush Hall faces the creek and the rest of campus. Parking is available in the side lot or in front of the theatre. We meet in room 128, which will be to the right from the Ruebush lobby area. There will be signs to help guide everyone. 

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