Canta y Baila Conmigo® Teacher Training
Teaching CyBC is a perfect choice for parents of young children, working musicians, and those passionate about Spanish language and its culture. CyBC offers a professionally rewarding career experience in early childhood music and language education, with ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Upcoming Teacher Training Workshops
- June 21-22-23: Lafayette, CA (20 minutes from Oakland, CA)
- July 12-13-14: Hopewell, NJ (Music Together Headquarters)
- July 26-27-28: Austin, TX (Armstrong Community Music School)
Teacher Training Information
The CyBC Teacher Training is an intensive, 3-day training course. It is conducted mostly in Spanish, as strong fluency is a requirement for certification. This course covers the theory and philosophy behind the CyBC curriculum, the fundamentals of our methodology, teaching techniques, and topics that support successful implementation of the program.
Candidates receive a binder with materials for the course as well as a family songbook and teacher manual for our introductory compilation Fiesta musical. Since these are the songs we work through and discuss during the training, those who pass the training should be able to comfortably teach demo classes or even a short introductory semester using the Fiesta musical collection.
Live Demo Classes
Candidates also get to observe two live demo classes, and on the third day each presents an assigned “project song” to be workshopped as a group. This presentation allows for deeper group discussion and showcases the candidate’s new skills in teaching the CyBC curriculum. Participation throughout the weekend plus the final project determine whether the candidate passes the training.
CyBC training registration is managed by Music Together. The cost for the training is $525. Snacks and beverages provided but lodging and meals are not included. There is a $50 Early Bird discount if you register a month before the training. If you are working for a Music Together center, your Director can also apply their annual Director’s credit toward the tuition.
Music Together Training
For candidates who are not Music Together trained and wish to add that training at a later date (we recommend you do take it at some point), there is a 50% discount on the second training completed within a year. Whether you complete the MT training or the CyBC training first, the discount applies to the second training. Please note that although completing the Music Together training is a big plus for professional development, candidates do not have to complete the MT training prior to teaching CyBC – only our training is required to teach Canta y Baila Conmigo.
If you are a Music Together Director, go to Directors Only: http://directors.musictogether.com/canta-y-baila
If you are a Music Together Teacher interested in registering for a Training, go to: http://teachers.musictogether.com/canta-y-baila-tt-registration
New to our program? Contact Missy Smith at: firstname.lastname@example.org