A Conference Reflection

CMN’s yearly conference was a little more than a week ago, and we here at the blog are still basking in the glow. Below is a recount of the events from member Laura Schachter‘s blog.

I had one of the most amazing weekends of my life!  My mom gifted me a membership to the Children’s Music Network and a trip to their annual international conference.  It was a weekend of rejuvenation and getting energized!

Children’s Music Network is an amazing organization.  It is for anyone with a love of music and children.  I am not a musician.  I sing in the shower and for kids, but that is the extent of my musical talent.  However, I was embraced into this community with open arms.  The experience was phenomenal.

I learned new ways to integrate music into your classroom.  I heard all types of music that fits right into the common core standards.  I learned so much about how to use neurologically directed movement to help with self regulation, and so much more.

There was so much more packed into this wonderful weekend.  As I gather and organize my thoughts, I am going to start sharing some amazing artists with you.  Hopefully, you will find some new and wonderful music to inspire yourself and your children.

The last thing that I would like to share with you is that I was star struck throughout the weekend.  I was meeting the actual singer behind the album.  After I got over my amazement at actually meeting these “rock stars”, every single singer spoke to me as an equal and gave me a sense of belonging.  Every single person, at this conference, collaborated with each other and got the creative juices flowing.

I could go on and on, but I just wanted to share how special this experience was for me.  I look forward to sharing everything that comes my weekend with some absolutely amazing people!

Keep on singing, even if it is only in the shower…