Region Workshops


Region 1
Elementary Division
World Music Drumming: Bringing the World Closer to Home
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Puckett Elementary, Amarillo TX
Clinician/Consultant(s): Hong Le
Registration Fee: $30.00, TMEA Member Registration Fee: $20.00
Description:
Join us as we learn simple ways to bring our classrooms to life with drumming.
Objectives:
We will learn ways to use our drums to enhance our songs and curriculum.
Content Area:
Drumming in the Elementary Classroom
Agenda:
8:00 am registration
8:30-10:30 session
10:30-10:45 break
10:45-11:45 session
11:45-1:00 pm lunch
1:00-2:30 session
2:30-2:45 break
2:45-3:15 session
Consultant's Qualifications:
Hong Le is a National Board Certified elementary music specialist. She graduated summa cum laude with Bachelors of Music in music education and bassoon performance degrees from the University of Arkansas. She also received the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois and Master of Educational Administration degree from the University of North Texas. Hong currently serves as general music specialist in the Hudson City Schools in Hudson, Ohio, teaching with a combination of Orff, Kodaly, and World Music Drumming techniques. She is music director of the “One Beat” Drum Ensemble.

Hong has a passion for contributing as a professional colleague. She is a member of the national World Music Drumming teaching staff and serves as the K-5 Unified Arts Facilitator and Lead Mentor for the Hudson Schools. Hong has presented at music, bilingual education, and beginning teacher workshops and conferences. She has used the World Music Drumming curriculum as a means of leading faculty team-building sessions and working with at-risk students.


Hong was awarded the Texas PTA Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, named the 2008 Teacher of the Year in Hudson, and received the 2012 and 2020 Distinguished Teacher Award and Hudson PTA Child Advocate for the Arts Award.