Lea Gentile

Pianist       Performer/Teacher       Arts-in-Education Specialist

Arts in Education Programs


“Do we really need the arts? To create, one must first imagine; to imagine, one must first learn to see, to listen, to feel, to perceive. Music and the arts are the cornerstone of education in the broadest sense. They open our eyes and ears, develop and transform us personally, bond us emotionally with others, and offer a universal bridge of understanding in a troubled world. John F. Kennedy said it best: ‘The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose…and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.'”
Mary Ann Stewart

Self-introduction

Each program for students listed below is performance-based with pre- and post-program activities designed to introduce basic concepts, maximize the performance experience and consolidate the learning. Each program takes place over 3 different class periods: Session 1 for pre-program activities, Session 2 for the performance and Session 3 for post-program activities. I hope you will find something here that will fit the needs and profile of your students and school, add that special zest to your curriculum, and unlock the creative imagination of your students.

for Kindergarten – Grade 3
“The Family of Dolls”
(Prole do Bébé) based on music by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos

for Grades 3-6
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

for Middle School Students (ok for 4th and 5th graders too)
“Rage Over a Lost Penny:” focus on Ludwig van Beethoven and how he used his creative genius to work out his anger and frustration through the arts.

Please watch an arts-in-education program in progress.

********************************************************************************** Staff Development for Teachers (based on the Kennedy Center model)
“Learn to Listen/Listen to Learn:” Exploring the Music of World Cultures – A Participatory Workshop for Teachers

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Startling Statistics, Notable Quotes and Grabbing Graphics on Arts-in-Education (English only)

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学校艺术教育

以下列出的每个针对学生的项目,目的是为他们介绍基本的音乐概念,最大限度的增加他们的经验,提高他们的鉴赏能力。每个项目均为三个部分1、演奏前的活动,2、演奏3、演奏后的活动。希望您能找到您需要的内容以满足您和学校的需求,为您的课程设置带来乐趣,打开学生们的创造性想象。目前,这样的项目仅限英语教学

针对学前班——三年级
《洋娃娃家族》,巴西作曲家维拉·罗伯斯的作品。

针对三年级——六年级
《莫扎特》

针对中学生(4年级—5年级均适用)
《丢失一便士的愤怒》,聚焦贝多芬及他如何通过伟大的创作天赋表达出他的愤怒和挫折。

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师资培训(依据肯塔基中心模式)
学会听,听后学——探讨世界音乐文化,为音乐教师开设的可分享式音乐教学坊。