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 in this method. She has done extensive work integrating this curriculum with other methods such as Orff Schulwerk, Suzuki & World Music Drumming. In 2010, Elizabeth was one of the first teachers certified to lead Unit 1 and Unit 2 workshops, by the method’s creator Michiko Yurko. Elizabeth has conducted training for music teachers locally, in more than 5 states, and abroad in London & Denmark. Elizabeth has also presented and run student workshops 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 workshops for Prince Georges County Public Schools in Maryland and the creation of the MMG Unit Corse booklet, a training text for teachers. Elizabeth was also instrumental in the creation of this tool, which has become an invaluable resource for teachers in training, and now in digital form on the methods website. Elizabeth’s contributions include new ideas, games, insights on classroom management, organization of materials, and strategies for implementing MMG in a large group or classroom setting. Michiko acknowledges Elizabeths creative contributions in the following quote:
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”. Through this role, she maintained a blog and correspondence with teachers all over the world, 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 and elevate student levels of fluency in music theory.