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Why I love Studio 49 Video Contest

Attention Music Educators! Enter the Why I Love Studio 49 Contest for a chance to win a trip for two to Munich, Germany in July 2015. Upload your video, fill out the contest form, and get your friends to vote for you–the video with the most votes wins!

Orff in Pop Culture: Layered Ostinati

I recently ran across a great video on YouTube…Jimmy Fallon and Billy Joel singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” on The Tonight Show. As this impromptu duo records the vocal accompaniment into the iPad app, I couldn’t help but realize that this was Orff in action! These two were recording layered vocal ostinati as an accompaniment… Read more »

See an Orff Class in Action

In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms. This 7-minute video, with teacher commentary, models how children learn through… Read more »

What is Orff Schulwerk?

This 2-minute video offers a brief look at the journey of discovery that children experience making music and movement the Orff-Schulwerk way. Be sure to watch the video of an Orff class in action for a more detailed explanation of Orff Schulwerk!

Assessment for Learning

Assessments must be an integral part of the instructional process, are sources of information for students and teachers, and must be followed by high quality corrective instruction. Click below to find these Guidelines for Success from a workshop by Dr. Tom Guskey from the University of Kentucky. Assessment for Learning