Art & Music

Robin Hoch

I graduated from Colorado State University in December of 2002 with a B.A. in Music. I started working at MAC right after graduation in March of 2003 as an assistant in the Nido. One month later, I moved into the Toddler Community where I was an assistant for 2 years. I began leading music groups in the toddler classrooms before officially starting the MAC music program in the Fall of 2004. My private piano instruction program  began in the Spring of 2005.

Corey Merritt

I began working at MAC in 2005 and have worked in Early Childhood Education since 2002.  I began as an assistant here at MAC and worked my way up to a lead position as the Toddler After School Coordinator.  In 2009, I accepted the position of Art Director.  

At the Rocky Mountain College, I studied Illustration.  I studied English and Art History at Metro State Denver.

 

Personal Info – hobbies, interests, inspirations

Music

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“Music, as a means of communication, has no boundaries. Its power can bring people of all creeds together in peace.”
-Maria Montessori

 

Montessori and The Kodály Method:

Maria Montessori found that music plays an important role in development in three main areas: physical, intellectual, and emotional. The music program at MAC promotes all three areas. Physically, each child engages in instrument playing and movement, which encourages self-control and coordination. Intellectually, the children engage in singing and listening to music, which requires them to use their memory and stay attentive. Emotionally, certain melodies or instrumental sounds can evoke feelings whether conscious or not.

“Music, as a means of communication, has no boundaries. Its power can bring people of all creeds together in peace.”

-Maria Montessori

Montessori and The Kodály Method:

Art

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What is art?  It is a question that is older than time itself and it offers a multitude of possible answers.  While scholars and philosophers debate and make record of their solutions to the qustion, I find the answer to be quite simple.  

For me, art is an emotional evocation of the creative spirit through expermienting with the use of symbolic representation.

What is art? It is a question that is older than time itself and it offers a multitude of possible answers. While scholars and philosophers debate and make record of their solutions to the question, I find the answer to be quite simple.

For me, art is an emotional evocation of the creative spirit through experimenting with the use of symbolic representation.

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