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Greta Pedersen (Young Audiences)

RESIDENCY REQUEST

Book this artist using the Residency Request Form

RESIDENCY GOALS

 

  • Students learn how to translate ideas from one medium to another and one culture to another. For example students may write a song using what they have learned about the life cycle of an animal.
  • Students demonstrate comprehension and gain the skills needed to retell a story, using sequencing, identifying important elements and characters, etc.
  • Students use song writing to learn to identify their emotions, and to craft a personal story within a given form. This strengthens self-expression and personal discipline.
  • Students work cooperatively throughout the residency learning give and take, active listening and collaborative problem solving.
  • Song writing and re-telling through music both ask students to create within a specific form. This introduces students to engineering, patterning and the use of form to clarify meaning.

BIO

Named Young Audiences National Artist of the Year in 2009, Greta is an experienced music educator in the classroom and beyond. She enjoys collaborating with teacher to help them reach their learning objectives.

DISCIPLINES

Literary Arts,Music,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,

WORK WITH STUDENTS

Original songs covering topics ranging from the Oregon Trail to mythological creatures, the water cycle, volcanoes, and school anthems (recommended as a grade-wide project for all 5th grade).

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Residencies integrate well with English Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Math and Science.

GALLERY

RESIDENCY LOGISTICS

Space: A designated classroom where students come to me is preferred. I can move from classroom to classroom if necessary, though I will need assistance in moving supplies if stairs are involved. Exception: if the final day of a songwriting residency includes recording beyond using an smart phone, a designated space is required as recording equipment is set up once. For residencies that require movement (for example, dance), access to an empty classroom, gym, or cafeteria is needed.

 

Travel: Standard mileage rate for residencies more than 25 miles from West Linn (97068)

 

Breaks longer than an hour will be charged.

 

Supplies: Depending on the residency, requirements might include: chart paper and pens; CD player (multicultural residency); percussion instruments (provided by school or by artist); supplies IF making a shaker during or prior to a residency, for example: construction paper, rice/popcorn or birdseed, crayons/markers, tape, glue, TP rolls or juice cartons.

 

Technology: see Supplies

FEE INFO

FOR Songwriting: $70 per classroom session (50 minutes), and planning and reflection meetings with school. Additional costs waived for equipment rental and mileage; first 2 hours of preparation waived (exclusive of meetings with school); additional hours (if any) at $70/hr.

Other Residencies (not Songwriting): $70 per classroom session (50 minutes), and per preparation hour, and per planning & reflection meetings with school. Additional costs may apply for equipment rental and materials.

Travel Costs: Standard mileage rate for residencies more than 25 miles from West Linn (97068)

Space:  For residencies that require movement, access to an empty classroom, gym, or cafeteria is needed.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

(503) 225-5900 x231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

https://www.ya-or.org

https://www.greta.net

REFERENCES

Liz Markovich

Teacher

lmarkovich@pps.net

503.916.6380

Woodstock Elementary School

4th grade

Marilyn Evans

Teacher

evansm@wlwv.k12.or.us

503.637.7150

Stafford Elementary

2nd grade

Theresa Gallagher

Teacher

gallaght@canby.k12.or.us

503.263.7100 ext 3026

Canby Elementary

5th grade


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