Musicplay Live 2023: Sing! Say! Dance! Play! With Artie, Denise, and JJ

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Join Artie, Denise, and John for another phenomenal symposium filled with fantastic ideas for your elementary music classroom.


This year we have two in-person locations and a virtual option. 

Washington, D.C.

July 10th – 11th, 2023
$175.00/per person

Austin, Texas

July 13th – 14th, 2023
$175.00/per person

Virtual Only

July 20th – 21st, 2023
$100.00/per person

*All in-person tickets include access to the virtual symposiumAll participants get access to the recorded sessions until August 1st, 2024.


  • 16 hours of PD instruction
  • Access to the recorded symposium until August 1st, 2024
  • Printable handouts
  • Certificate of participation for professional development purposes
  • Chat transcripts from every session
  • An eclectic mix of topics
  • A 25% discount code to the Musicplay store (this code will be provided upon registration)


Artie Almeida, Ed. D.


Kids love percussion instruments, and you’ll love these lessons that utilize non-pitched percussion, hand drums and floor drums, as well as non-traditional percussion instruments like Pop Toobs and Firestix. Our focus will be on the building blocks of music, including beat, rhythm, form and phrasing.


Join your colleagues in lessons that will have your students singing joyfully, while addressing audiation, melody direction, intervals, steady beat and phrases. These fun and challenging opportunities include both primary and intermediate level lessons to encourage musical growth in unique ways.


Prop ‘til you drop with these listening lessons your students will love. Child-appealing pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rossini, Kodaly, Sousa and others will be brought to life via movement, props, manipulatives and more. These activities have all been thoroughly field-tested and are favorites of my students. Scarves, bean bags, plates and stick horses are some of the lesson activators we’ll use.


Music theory for your little folks is easy with lessons of this nature! We’ll explore the basic music elements with Spuddy Buddy, The Friendship Hammer, pointing pages, poetry, and body percussion. Your students are sure to enjoy, and grow musically, with these unique, foundation lessons. 

Denise Gagne 

Session descriptions are coming soon!

John Jacobson 

Session descriptions are coming soon!

Frank Coates

The session description is coming soon!

Cancellation Policy

The workshop fee is non-refundable.