MaryLee has presented workshops for California Library Association Annual Conference, California Association for the Education of Young Children, Santa Clara County Libraries, San Francisco County Libraries, Santa Barbara Public Library, Pacific Grove Adult Education, Renaissance Faire Productions, and Pacific Repertory Theatre's School of Dramatic Arts. In her presentations, adults who work with very young children learn how to use the traditional and simple songs of childhood to develop language skills. 1-3 hour workshops are available.
Comments from workshop attendees:
"I do the 3's and 4's and I thought this material would be too young, but I got a lot wonderful ideas that I can take back to work and use right away!"
"I liked doing the songs instead of just talking about them."
"One of the best workshops in a long time!"
"I loved MaryLee's presentation!"
CURRENT WORKSHOPS OFFERED:
~ 10-15 songs and finger plays to use during story times.
~ Techniques to engage very young audiences.
~ Why simple songs create brain development.
~ New songs and fresh approaches to folk songs
~ Encouraging parents to sing to their babies
~ Create music and play programs
~ songs and resources for babies and toddlers
~ Why babies' brains need music
~ Pre and post natal music
~ 10-15 songs that are as easy to sing as "Happy Birthday"
~ Target practice to grow more confident with singing