Adam

Paltrowitz

composer/clinician/conductor

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copyright 2018 Adam Paltrowitz

Workshops that engage, challenge, and inspire

Workshops can be done via Skype or Google Hangouts at $200 an hour, or in person (at higher negotiated cost with limited availability). Click here to inquire and/or book. Workshops can be presented in any block of time desired. The length of time determines the type of structure. All workshops are focused on the participants, and will engage, challenge, and inspire.

list of current workshops:

Anyone Can Sing - I'll Show You How

This workshop can be geared to students, aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

 

This workshop tackles many topics such as:

1) What to do with a student who cannot match pitch

2) How to navigate the changing voice

3) What to do with students who belt

4) What to do when students don't or won't sing out

5) What to do when students refuse to sing by themselves

6) How to take below-average singers and turn them into confident singers

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

Building a Successful High School Choral Program

This workshop can be geared to students, aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

 

In a traditional school system, I am of the belief that all choirs should be non-select.  Every student who wishes to sing should have the opportunity.  Every student should become a singer, not just a choir member. Does this seem possible? It is.

 

Some of the topics we will discuss are:

1) Recruitment

2) Vocal techniques vs. Choral Techniques - What’s the difference?

3) Creating a Learning Environment conducive to risk-taking

4) Choosing appropriate repertoire

5) Planning performances that build confidence, and that audiences can enjoy

6) Running effective rehearsals by avoiding interruptions

7) How to get students on your side

8) Cultivating Leadership

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

Creating a Positive Learning Environment

This workshop can be geared aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

A positive environment sets the tone for all interactions that take place in any life situation.  In an educational setting, It sets the tone for how students interact with one another, how students interact with the teacher, and how students feel about themselves in our classroom.  This workshop explores all factors that contribute to the learning environment, and how we, as the teacher, have the ability to improve the environment, in order to foster better learning.

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

 

 

Cultivating Leadership in the Classroom - The Secret Ingredient 

This workshop can be geared to students, aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.
 

A choir is a team.  While there is one leader, there needs to be team captains, and students who feel important. This workshop will:

 

1) Make your life as a director, MUCH, MUCH EASIER

2) Instill pride and confidence in your choir

3) Allow you to focus on music-making more than paper-pushing and logistics

 

This is an extremely detail-oriented workshop that will give you lots to think about.

 

Hand-outs will be provided.

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

How to Get Students To Sight-Read - AND LOVE IT

This workshop can be geared to students, aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

 

Sight-reading is a skill, NOT A TALENT.   The largest obstacle is that most students who can't sight-read AND TEACHERS do not believe this simple fact.  This workshop will show you:

 

1) WHY students cannot sight-read

2) WHY students believe they are not talented at sight-read

3) HOW individual sight-reading skills will drastically improve your choir rehearsals.

4) HOW to get EVERY SINGER to learn how to sight-read

5) HOW to motivate students to WANT to improve their sight-reading skills

 

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

Motivating Students to Exceed Expectations

This workshop can be geared to students, aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

 

Whether it is a music class or any other class, the “responsibility” has been placed on the teacher to get students to succeed.  

 

How is it our responsibility when the students don’t want to be there?

How is it our responsibility when the students don’t want to learn?

How can I be evaluated for their success or failure when they don’t study?

 

This workshop is intended to:

1)Create “less” work for yourself while gaining more productivity out of your students

2)Determine what factors contribute to “lazy” students and which “lazy” characteristics are within our control

3)Discover how and why students choose to “buy in” to what we are teaching

4)Implement tools that will encourage students to “want” to learn

5)Initiate new ways to “inspire” students to want to do more, be more, and in turn, learn more

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

Rebuilding the Choral Middle-Class 

This workshop can be geared aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

This workshop explores the reasons why most people in our society do not sing. We, as choral directors, have the power to change this. That power begins with our approach in rehearsals and stretches out to our community. The students that quit our programs will most likely never support the arts.

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

Training the Soloist in the Choral Setting

This workshop can be geared to students, aspiring teachers, new teachers, and seasoned teachers.

 

What do you want your students to be able to do after being in your choir?

 

In most choirs, students learn one voice-part to a myriad of choral pieces over the course of their tenure in the choir.  

 

What should students be able to do as a result of your class?

1) Sing with confidence, not reliant on other singers

2) Sing solo repertoire, having gained repertoire that they can perform outside of your group

3) Be able to sight-read and develop musical skills/knowledge

 

This should be the case with EVERY STUDENT IN CHOIR, not just the elite singers.

 

This workshop will teach you how to train students as soloists within the confines of your choral program.  You will learn how to choose and teach appropriate repertoire, utilizing the rehearsal time more effectively to better each individual while improving the choir.

 

Hand-outs will be provided.

To book a workshop or inquire, click here

For a perspective on Adam Paltrowitz' choral philosophy, check out his Choral Clarity Blog.

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