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2019-20 AKTS Workshops

Tanya LeJeune, Music Teacher Coffee Talk

Fall Workshop with Tanya LeJeune Saturday, September 21st, 2019; 9am - 1pm at ASU Gammage Choir Room 301, Tempe, AZ

Tanya LeJeune lives in Denver, Colorado and is in her twenty-fourth year of teaching music.  She currently teaches K– 5th grade general music at Jefferson County Public Schools, and Kodály Level I courses at the Colorado Kodály Institute at Colorado State University. Tanya is past president of ROCKE and has served as OAKE Member at Large. She has also served on the Elementary Music Curriculum Advisory Committee for Jeffferson County Public Schools since 2000. Tanya has presented music education workshops and in-services for several school districts, universities and colleges in Colorado, as well as CMEA, AOSA Rocky Mountain Chapter, NKE, and OAKE. Tanya’s latest endeavor is the podcast Music Teacher Coffee Talk with Carrie Nicholas.


AZ Kodály Teachers Society/AZ Orff-Sculwerk Association Chapter Share Saturday, January 11th, 2020; 9am-1pm at Kyrene de las Manitas Elementary School, Tempe, AZ

Join us for a morning of lesson ideas presented by members of the Arizona chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the AZ Kodály Teachers Society.


Spring Workshop with Karlena Leal Saturday, Mar. 28th, 2020; 9am - 1pm at University of Arizona - School of Music in Tucson, AZ

Karlena L. Leal taught General Music K-6, Band 5-6, and Orchestra 5-6 at Quail Run Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona in the Marana Unified School District, for fifteen years before starting her sixteenth year in the district and her first year at the brand new Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 teaching General Music K-4, Chorus 6-8 and Band 5-8.  She graduated from the University of Arizona in December 2003 with a BA in Instrumental Music Education and a minor in Spanish.  At the University of Nebraska, Omaha, she instructs the Kodály Level I Pedagogy Course.  She has Certification Levels I-IV for Kodály and is a Past-President of AKTS: Arizona Kodály Teachers Society.  She also has Certification in Levels I-III plus Master Class for Orff-Schulwerk and previously taught Recorder Levels as a part of the Summer Orff Levels Courses at Arizona State University.  Currently she serves as Co-Facilitator for MUSD’s Elementary Music Professional Learning Community and serves on Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8’s PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Committee.  She is a native of Tucson and enjoys spending time with her husband and innovative ten-and-a-half-year-old daughter.

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