Listening Fun with Scarves, Tennis Balls and More!

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tampa Convention Center
General Music Elementary
Grade Levels
Elementary, Middle School
Sponsored By
Listening Fun with Scarves and Tennis Balls


In this session, Denise will lead participants through active listening lessons using many different props and manipulatives: scarves, paper plates, parachutes, ribbons, tennis balls and cups. From your PreK to 5th Grade, students will be engaged by the activities and will request them over and over again. Denise will also address assessment of listening skills and audience behavior in the session. The attendees will come away with wonderful, engaging activities for their students.

Denise Gagne 

Red Deer Montessori Stepping Stones
music teacher

Denise Gagne has taught instrumental, choral and classroom music from babies and preschool to College levels . She has degrees in music and education, as well as Level 3 certification in both Kodaly and Orff. Denise is the author or editor of more than 100 publications for K- 6 music teachers. She has been a workshop presenter in every Canadian province and territory and all 50 states. She presents regularly for Orff and Kodaly workshops, preschool and kindergarten conferences in Canada, the USA, Asia, and Australia! Her workshops are fun, practical, and activity based!

Session Coordinator:
Pauline Latorre

The FMEA Professional Development Conference and All-State Ensembles are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.