2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference 2022 Colorado Music Educators Association Conference

AESco: The "Keys" to Improvisation, Making Piano Easy for Movement-Based Learning!

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Colorado Hall A/B

Gregory Marxen
Aspen View Academy K-8 Charter School, General Music Teacher

Gregory Marxen is the elementary general music teacher at Aspen View Academy K-8 Charter School in Castle Rock, CO. Gregory graduated from Colorado State University in 2016. He holds a certification in Eurhythmics from the American Eurhythmic Society (AES) and serves as President on the AES Colorado Board. He has presented at CMEA in 2016 and 2019 as well as AESco Workshops. Gregory has travelled to Columbus, Ohio and Austin, Texas to study and present Eurhythmics. In his fifth year of teaching, he has been studying the Dalcroze approach for seven years.

Oren Logan
Olander School for Project-Based Learning, Music Teacher

Oren Logan is an Elementary Music Teacher at Olander School for Project-Based Learning in Fort Collins, CO. Since graduating in Fall 2017 from Colorado State University in Music Education, he has worked with students in grades K-8. He is currently in his 4th year of elementary public school teaching and is a saxophonist on the side. Oren is certified in Eurhythmics through the American Eurhythmics Society (AES) and primarily uses this Dalcroze teaching approach with his classes. Oren has presented on Eurhythmics at the Colorado Music Education Association (CMEA) conference in Colorado Springs in 2017, 2018, and 2019 and has also presented for AESco Workshops

Jackline Stokke
Music teacher

Jackline Stokke has taught elementary music in Westminster Public Schools and Mapleton Public Schools. Jackie graduated with her Masters in Music Education from Colorado State University in 2016. She has held a certification in Eurhythmics from the American Eurhythmics Society and a Kodaly certification endorsed by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators since 2018. She is the past president of the Regional Organization of Colorado Kodaly Educators who she has presented with at CMEA for the past three years.



Bonnie Jacobi
Colorado State University, Associate Professor of Music Education

Dr. Bonnie Jacobi is Associate Professor of Music Education at Colorado State University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework. A specialist in teaching music to Elementary grade levels, Bonnie also directs the Colorado Kodaly Institute and serves as a Master Teaching Artist within the American Eurhythmics Society. She is a published scholar on the topic of socioemotional learning in music.


Improvising music for movement doesn’t need to be scary! Join us for some keyboard games with four AES-certified Eurhythmics teachers. Learn tips and tricks for making improvisation easy and fun and ideas for incorporating movement in your classroom. Participants will walk away with some basic improvisation concepts, melodic inspiration for growing your playing, and some newfound confidence!

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