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Reviews about Kristin

Teaching Style:
Anne Farber, Dalcroze Diplome

Anne Farber, Faculty, Lucy Moses School at the Kaufman Center, NYC
Read more
about Ms. Farber on the Tri-State Dalcroze Society of America Blog.

“Kristin is an excellent teacher. I’m truly impressed by her enthusiastic way of relating to young children while teaching the foundations of music and movement.”


Parent-Child Music Classes:
Anonymous Mother at A Whole New World Day Care
“My son LOVES your music class. I can’t thank you enough for bringing Music Together to his school.”

Academia:
Erik Noteboom, Full Sail University

Erik Noteboom, Vice President of Digital Arts Education, Full Sail University
“Kristin proved to be an excellent teacher with great creativity and self-motivation, developing new curriculum in an innovative field. Unique in her passion for combining multimedia and the performing arts, she often exceeded expectations in her assigned courses and frequently collaborated with the students and staff in Music History, MIDI Recording, and Cinematic Audio. Continue Reading…

Posted 7 years, 11 months ago at 1:16 pm. Add a comment

Evaluating Preschool Music Curricula

A Parent Guide: Questions to Ask when Selecting your Child’s Preschool

The answers reflect excellence standards as set by the Music Educators National Conference and published in The School Music Program: A New Vision

What are the principles of your music program?
The years before kindergarten are critical for children’s musical development.

• All children have musical potential that they ought to explore daily
• Young children are capable of developing critical thinking skills through musical ideas
• Children should experience age-appropriate musical activities and materials—created and modeled by trained, enthusiastic and responsive adults
• Young children should not be encumbered with the need to meet performance goals—learning should be process-oriented (exceptions include skits, sing-alongs, and the Suzuki method of private instruction which encourages performance on piano, violin or guitar)

What is your preschool’s music curriculum?
Developmentally appropriate early music experiences should occur in safe, teacher-supported environments where children can “work” at the skills relevant to them. Children need:

• Individual time with musical instruments and materials
• Group music time to experience the social and interactive benefits
• Enthusiastic encouragement for students’ questions and suggestions—which stimulate their critical thinking skills, confidence, and leadership abilities
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Why We Teach Music


NEUROLOGICAL
Children’s brains at this age are over twice as active as adults’, burning twice as much glucose, which the degree of neural activity and development. The musical integration of small movement (such as finger play and playing instruments) and large muscle movement (such as dance) builds whole body balance and coordination.

SINGING, INSTRUMENTS, & DANCE
Children, ages 3-6, can develop “BASIC MUSIC COMPETENCY”, meaning they can replicate songs with accurate melody, rhythm, and physical coordination.

VOCABULARY
Children develop their use of 300+ words. Group singing can expand vocabulary, enhance speech technique and build memory skills.

SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Children are learning to expand their peer interactions: the repetition of songs builds self-confidence and interactive communication skills expand while playing music with adults and peers.

CRITICAL THINKING
As musical patterns are established and then varied, children learn to compare and contrast verses, instruments, movements, and their independent actions. When teachers ask for ideas for variations, or adapt a child’s ideas to the song, children develop their creativity and problem-solving skills.

Posted 9 years ago at 4:41 pm. Add a comment

PAST EMPLOYER: McMahon Group’s “Jazz Medicine Program” presents “MusicMed Magazine”

McMahon's Jazz Medicine: online music store for the medical community at www.mcmahonjazzmedicine.com In May 2007, the CEO of The McMahon Group hired me to manage a music program for medical doctors who are interested in recording music and/or using music for the benefit of their patients and staff. Joining the project staff of three, I created email blasts, press kits, and identified prospective advertisers. Other responsibilities involved running an online store and developing marketing materials for the niche magazine. Since inception, the online store at http://www.mcmahonjazzmedicine.com has sold over 4000 independent CDs by musical doctors, including the popular compilation album, The Healing Power of Music.

In this capacity for eight months, I had the honor of working with the Publication Directors, editors, designers and salespeople responsible for leading newsmagazines such as General Surgery News, Pharmacy Practice News, and Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News.

Posted 11 years ago at 8:58 pm. Add a comment

Creativity in Business: from NYU’s Stern School of Business

“Creativity and innovation are key drivers of success for many of today’s leading companies. Some of the most dramatic gains in shareholder value over the last few years (e.g., Google and Apple) are due to a culture of creative innovation. Indeed, a culture of creativity, innovation and design is commonly recognized as the only sustainable competitive advantage.” Source

Posted 11 years, 6 months ago at 9:37 pm. Add a comment

CLIENT: SIFMA (merging websites for two financial associations)

Contract on a three person team – See http://www.sifma.org for updated site.

Posted 11 years, 8 months ago at 7:36 pm. Add a comment

KRISTIN’S COLUMN: Five Celebrity Endorsements, Examined

Why were Kirstie Alley, Bill Cosby, Ellen DeGeneres, Joss Stone, and Catherine Zeta-Jones the top picks to represent Jenny Craig, Jell-O, American Express, GAP, and T-Mobile, respectively? How do these celebs rate on product expertise? trustworthiness? liability? appropriateness physical attractiveness? Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 2 months ago at 7:45 pm. Add a comment

ARTICLE: Psychoanalytic Theory in Marketing

History, Definition, Current Practices

History of Psychoanalytic Theory in Marketing:
(http://www.copernicusmarketing.com/about/mzine/monthlyeds/oct05.html)

Introduced to marketing research in 1939, by Ernest Dichter from Vienna as “interesting new ideas which can help (corporate executives) be more successful, effective, sell more and communicate better with potential clients.” Dichter’s new psychographics approach, called the “Depth Interviewâ€? consisted of one-on-one sessions of with about 100 interviewees, who were encouraged to freely-associate the product to other impulses in their lives. Eventually, Dichter founded the Institute for Motivational Research to apply his method to corporate marketing and sales.

Psychoanalytic theory is defined by the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Center (http://www.bpdresourcecenter.org/what_glossary.htm ) as:

The method of psychological therapy originated by Sigmund Freud in which free association, dream interpretation, and analysis of transference are used to explore repressed or unconscious impulses, anxieties, and internal conflicts, in order to free psychic energy for mature love and work.” Continue Reading…

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Case Study 2

Psychoanalytic Techniques in Advertising Today: (Case Study on Strategic Vision’s new quantitative evalution system, called “Total Value”, which incorporates emotional consumer concerns in the automobile industy.) Continue Reading…

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Case Study 1

Psychoanalytic Techniques in Advertising Today: (Case Study on Anderson Analytic’s “AA-Projective” online research tool as applied to Gigi’s Closet, Intimate Apparel)
(http://presszoom.com/story_118596.html) Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 3 months ago at 4:51 pm. Add a comment

Trade Article – “Cutting-Edge Real Estate Technology”

by Kristin R.

Summary:

This article is intended for publication in a trade magazine for real estate salespeople. It’s target readers are newly licensed real estate agents and established realtors who need to update their communications technology. The article conveys the process of researching and ultimately acquiring the appropriate technology for a new career in real estate sales.

This article’s anecdotal voice personifies a very technical process and offers a chronological guideline for other realtors. Additionally, it includes technical data from influential resources, as well as additional references and prices, to aid the reader in making the most informed decision possible. Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 8 months ago at 9:19 pm. Add a comment

“How to Reach Showbiz Execs: Growing industry open to technological, financial, and globalization solutions

Source: B-to-B: The Magazine for Marketing Strategies by Roger Slavens

Abstract: This article describes the perspective of Entertainment executives and recommends tactics for marketing to them effectively.

Analysis: According to Tony Uphoff, VP for The Hollywood Reporter Magazine, the entertainment industry so dynamic that “deals can be made or broken in minutes based on rumors and news.â€? This quote relates equally to films, music, and TV – which are rapidly converging – as well as the exploding mediums of the internet, mobile technology, and globalization. Continue Reading…

Posted 12 years, 9 months ago at 8:26 pm. Add a comment

Source: Realtor Magazine (USA), February 1, 2006 By: Frederik Heller

Abstract: This article describes the impact podcasts have had on real estate marketing.

Analysis: Podcasts, originally termed by The Guardian newspaper in February 2004, and endorsed with a directory on iTunes online music store, are hot. In April 2005, Pew Internet & American Life Project reported that more than 22 million people, or 11 percent of Americans, owned an iPod or other MP3 player; and 6 million of those had downloaded podcasts. Since then, although figures are not readily available, the popularity of Podcasts have grown exponentially as an online distributor of news and entertainment. Continue Reading…

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