Music Mind Games Ed. is a joyful music theory experience.
Music Mind Games offers sequential pedagogical concepts, clever materials and mind-stimulating games, accompanied by a nurturing teaching philosophy so students may experience desire-based learning. Most of all it is really fun!
Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child’s play.
– Carl Orff
Workshops offer hands-on experience with a playful approach towards teaching and learning, free of fear and anxiety. A Music Mind Games education will engage the imagination and spark curiosity about music theory.
Elizabeth Cunha, certified Music Mind Games Teacher-Trainer, has over a decade of training and teaching experience with this method. She has done extensive work integrating the curriculum with other methods and technology, including Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki and World Music Drumming. In 2010, Elizabeth was among the first teachers to receive certification to lead Unit 1 and Unit 2 workshops. Elizabeth has conducted training for music teachers both locally, in over 5 states, and abroad,in London and Denmark. Elizabeth has also been a presenter and clinician for local and national music associations and institutes.
Elizabeth is grateful to have worked closely with Music Mind Games creator, Michiko Yurko, for over 10 years. Together they collaborated on many projects, including multiple 10 week workshops for Prince Georges County Public Schools in Maryland. Elizabeth was also instrumental in the creation of the MMG Course Booklet, which has become an invaluable resource for teachers in training and is now in digital form on the methods website. Elizabeth’s contributions to this training tool include new ideas and games, insights on classroom management, organization of materials and strategies specifically for teachers implementing MMG in a large group or classroom. Elizabeth was acknowledged for her creative contributions, including the following quote found inside the course booklet cover that reads:
Thank you to Elizabeth Cunha for her valuable classroom ideas found throughout the booklet.
– Michiko Yurko
Elizabeth served for many years as Chair of “Music Mind Games in the Classroom Committee”. As part of this position, she maintained a blog and correspondence with teachers on the MMG website.
In addition to leading Unit 1 & Unit 2 workshops, Elizabeth has been a pioneer for diversifying training opportunities that include introduction workshops, focus point lectures, parent play-dates, and half unit training sessions. She is an expert in her field and committed to helping teachers make the most of their training experiences in order to elevate student levels of fluency in music theory.