Posts Tagged: AOSA

Making It Work: Paying It Backward

Paying It Backward I am a retired elementary school music educator and I taught over 30 years in Michigan public schools. I am now mostly retired. I am a teaching artist for an Aesthetic Education program and I have my own private Orff Music Studio, teaching 2 days a week. I love being able to… Read more »

Making It Work: Orff Level II

Making It Work: Orff Level II  Title Photo Credit: Jennifer Mishra, University of Missouri St. Louis You’ve taken level I and you might be wondering “should I take level II?”  Maybe you teach a population of mostly younger students.  Maybe you are still working to process your level I materials and experiences.  Maybe it has been years since you took level… Read more »

Making It Work: Orff Level I

Making It Work: Orff Level I Title Photo Credit: Jennifer Mishra, University of Missouri – St Louis Girls and boys come out to play, The sun is shining bright as day. The birds are back, the air is warm, Oh, come let us sing a happy song.   –Adapted from a traditional rhyme by E. Larson… Read more »

Instrument Repair Hospital – AOSA 2015

The 2015 AOSA Professional Development Conference was held in San Diego, CA on November 11-14, 2015. Waves of Learning workshops, exhibits, and performances provided a flood of opportunities for active learning. In one such session, Lissa Ray (aka “Doctor Lissa”) guided her Instrument Repair Hospital interns through the basics of labeling, storing, maintaining and repairing Orff instruments. With supplies found at the local… Read more »