Teacher training, Unit 1

Music Mind Games is an innovative and interactive approach to music education developed by Michiko Yurko. The program aims to teach music theory and musicianship skills in a playful and engaging way, particularly for young children. Michiko Yurko, a music educator and violinist, created Music Mind Games to make learning music theory more accessible and enjoyable.

The program incorporates games, activities, and visual aids to help students grasp fundamental music concepts such as note reading, rhythm, ear training, and understanding the structure of music. The approach is designed to be fun and interactive, promoting a deeper understanding of music theory through experiential learning.

Music Mind Games has gained popularity in music education circles, and many teachers find it to be a valuable resource for introducing and reinforcing essential musical concepts in a way that captures the interest and enthusiasm of students. The program is not limited to any specific instrument and can be adapted for use with various age groups.

Unit 1 Music Mind Games Workshop Zwolle, The Netherlands

Workshop dates: Sunday June 30th - Thursday July 4th 2024
Time: 9:00-17:00 daily (Thursday 9:00-13:00)
Venue: Zwolle, The Netherlands
Teacher Trainer: Silvia Crusellas Maña

Unit 1 Course Description

Unit 1 workshop includes 30 hours of teaching over five days (6 hours training with 1,5 hour lunch and coffee/tea breaks daily) and covers more than 105 games.
In this workshop, you will learn how to use Music Mind Games for individual teaching, small groups and in the classroom. The philosophy of Music Mind Games and the curriculum are thoroughly explored. The games are presented in sequence and you will have time to play the games together, ask questions and make comments. The workshops will also include 1 or 2 demonstration classes with local students.
Coffee/tea/water and light refreshments will be provided. The workshop will be conducted in English. A certificate of attendance will be awarded (except for the 1-day trail class).

Please note that you are responsible for arranging your own travel and accommodations. For those interested, a homestay option with a fellow Dutch participant may be available. Zwolle is easily accessible by train, and the nearest airport is Schiphol in Amsterdam. Join us in Zwolle for a transformative learning experience in the world of Music Mind Games!

The workshop is open to music teachers and music students: All instruments, voice and classroom. In order to ensure teachers receive personalized attention, we limit the workshop to a maximum of 16 participants. So, be sure to apply as soon as possible!

Workshop Setting

We will all sit in a semi-circle surrounding a large open space used for game playing. Please note that all games will be played on the floor. Do wear comfortable clothes that allow flexibility.

Please note that you can not miss any day of the training course, otherwise the certificate will not be issued.

1-day trial class:

June 30th 2024 with Silvia.
Fee: €100
NO certificate will be rewarded.
After the 1-day trial, if you wish to continue and complete the entire Unit 1, you are welcome to do so. The remaining payment shall be made after the trial class on June 30th 2024. The certificate will be rewarded if you complete the entire workshop.

Compulsory Materials Required for Unit 1 Workshop

To attend the workshops, you need some materials. Please make sure you order them on time.

Workshop fees

Fee €580 (paid on/after April 1st 2024)
Fee €530 (paid on/after April 1st 2024)
Regular & Student
1-day trail class €100

Payment method
Please fill up registration form and please deposit full payment to:
Bank name: ABN AMRO
Bank account number: NL64ABNA0446690325
Account holder name: Elien Willems
Bank address: Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP Amsterdam
BIC/Swift code: ABNANL2A

If you cancel your participation before April 1st, the money already paid will be refunded. After April 1st there will be no restitution.
In case of a cancellation of the course, the money paid will be refunded.
Please fill in the registration form by this button.
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If you are a student: please send a copy of your student card!
Registration will close on June 1st 2024 or when the maximum number of participants is reached. Be sure to register as soon as possible.

Contact details

For more information and/or questions don't hesitate to contact me (in Dutch, German or English):
Host: Elien Willems
Mobile: +31 6 42932898 (WhatsApp)
Email: [email protected]