On November 8, 2009 I gave this presentation to the North Carolina Music Educators Convention, held in Winston-Salem, NC. I was pleasantly surprised to have a generally full room of musicians and music educators who mostly seemed genuinely interested in learning more about a topic that is typically ignored in favor of a “let the body figure itself out” practice.
In order to make this information more accessible for both my NCMEA audience as well as to the general public, I created a video that includes my slide show notes, video footage, and the narration from my presentation.
There was a glitch that happened to some of the video in a couple of these videos, resulting in a still image in place of a video clip. I tried to correct it, but the exact same glitch happened, so I ended up leaving the uploaded videos alone, as I think the general point still got across during those sections.
I’ve been asked a couple times if I minded someone downloading and saving these videos to save or to show in a situation where there is no internet access. If you’re involved with music education (teacher or student) and would like a DVD copy you can contact me by leaving a comment below and I will try to get one mailed out to you. I don’t charge for the DVD, so it might take a little time for me to get around to burning you a disc and getting it into the mail.