October 6- Kristine Mertens: “Have Recorder, Will Travel”
Participants will explore a variety of approaches to using and teaching recorder in the music classroom. Be prepared to wiggle your fingers and your toes and don’t forget to bring your recorders to play along.
Kristine Mertens is a general music specialist at North and North Grove Elementary Schools in Sycamore, Illinois where she teaches K-5 general music and elementary choir. She completed her B.A. in performance and a masters in music at Northern Illinois University. She completed her levels training at Illinois State University and George Mason University and completed level IV at George Mason University with Steve Calentropio, Matt McCoy, and Donna Fleetwood. Kristine has taught level one recorder at Illinois State University. She is the current president of the Fox Valley Orff Schulwerk Chapter.