DATE: Monday, February 11, 2019

TIME: 10:00am-12:00pm

VENUE: Long and McQuade (368 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver)

RSVP DEADLINE: February 3, 2019

This event is FREE for our members and branch STA's; $20 for guests.

*** Please RSVP by CLICKING HERE before the February 3 deadline***

How do infants and children hear and understand the musical world around them? Is there a “right age” to begin music lessons? What are children’s brains trying to tell us when they struggle to focus or pay attention? How does music cognition change in adulthood and the later years of life? And does music really make us smarter?

In this workshop,  Andrea  Unrau will walk us through these questions and discuss how understanding brain processes and development through the stages of life can help inform teaching practice and help more students achieve success in their music education.

Andrea Unrau is an educator, musician and researcher currently based in Vancouver. She spent five years researching music perception and developmental neuroscience with the  McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind, before relocating to B.C. and putting her research into practice as a full-time music educator. She currently teaches children of all ages and abilities at the innovative  Sarah McLachlan School of Music.