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Two music workshops to be offered for area teachers

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The Alexandria Area Music Teachers Association will host two workshops open to all area teachers.

Workshop 1 will be on Friday, October 26 at noon. A Description of the Russian Music Education System by presenter Julia Whynott will be held at the home of Mercedes Hagen, 918 Westwood Drive, Alexandria.

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Whynott was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. She will present an in-depth look at the structure and design of Russian schools of music for children, including required program of study and Russian pedagogical methods.

Workshop 2 will be on Sunday, November 11 at 4 p.m. Improve Your Improv by presenter Marcia Benson will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria following Ensemble Festival.

Back in the day, improvisation was a common keyboard skill for trained musicians. Benson will explore simple ways to start freeing fingers and minds to make individual music without having to be tied to notations on a printed page.

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