Join us as we learn how to integrate the Arts into our education program. We will focus on Music integration but give an overview of what to look for in adding Arts into your students learning program.
Maria Simeone has been a professional educator and opera singer for over 25 years. In arts education/outreach she has served as Director of Education for Opera Pacific, Founding Director of the Orange County High School of the Arts/Opera Conservatory and Vocal Adjudicator for the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts/Tomorrow’s Stars at the Center, Curriculum Writer and teaching artist with Pacific Symphony. She is the creator and owner of MusicMovestheBrain, a brain-based music and movement education program.
Maria holds an academic degree with honors in Research Psychology and is published in the field of Cognition/Neurolinguistics. Maria holds professional level certification Levels I and II in the Orff Schulwerk , a whole child music education program. She has trained and taught brain compatible dance education with renowned dance education expert Anne Green Gilbert in Seattle Washington. She has studied music/movement integration for children at the Dalcroze Institute in Middleton, Maryland. In the field of sound health, she has studied with Gayle Moyers (CEO/Learning Ears), Wayne Perry (Director/Sound Therapy Center o f Los Angeles), Diane Mandle (Director/Tibetan Bowl School) and Advanced Brain Technologies in Ogden, Utah, home of The Listening Program. She is also a facilitator for the Health Rhythms/ “Group Empowerment Drumming” program sponsored by Remo Drums. In 2015, she became the first certificated trainer in in the USA for Move to Learn, a brain repatterning program based in Sydney, Australia which helps children, teens and adults overcome learning difficulties through neurodevelopmental reflexive movement.