If you are interested in hiring Denise for a day of professional development or a workshop, she is willing to discussing and create a workshop or professional development session to meet the needs of your school or district.
Denise is also available to present reading sessions. As the former choral editor of Carl Fischer and BriLee music, it is possible to put together specific packets to meet the needs of your teachers at every level, elementary to high school.
The following are some of the sessions Denise has presented. The Magic of the Basics - Eaton demonstrates how “magical” your classroom can run when the basics are in place and implemented consistently. It Takes a Thief, to Be a Successful Teacher - No one knows it all - that’s why we need each other. Eaton will share many of the teaching strategies she “stole” throughout her thirty-four year teaching career.
Beyond the Notes - Eaton shares her sequential teaching method along with her Order of Events necessary for superior music making.
Through the Lens of the Learner - Teach to the choir in front of you, not the one you wish was in front of you. Eaton will demonstrate the importance of selecting repertoire that “fits” as the director /teacher looks through the lens of what their singers need to learn and what they do and do not know.
Teaching with the End in Mind - score study, lesson planning and creating teaching materials that elevate learning and performance.
STEPS: Strategies & Tools Encouraging Proficient Sight Singing - an interactive session, as participants are the choir while Eaton demonstrate effective sight- reading techniques and tools.
InSight SInging: a Multisensory Approach to Successful Music Reading Eaton will address kinesthetic, aural and visual learning styles and their effect on successful music reading.
SOS: Simplify Our Sight Reading - with the use of materials from the book of the same name by Laura Farnell and Mary Jane Phillips, Eaton will share teaching strategies for beginning sight readers.
Are We Singing Today? Quality repertoire selection makes or breaks the success of any choral program. Eaton will share her hierarchy of repertoire musts and how to effectively implement them. Participants will be actively engages in singing and participating.
RAP: Reflect, Assess and Plan for the Future - an introspective look at self-assessment in order to prepare for the future, Eaton and Scurlock-Dillard share non-negotiable musts for a successful school year.