Posts Tagged: orff for adults

Orff for Adults: Swing-En V

Orff for Adults: Swing-En* V  *The official title of our class, as listed in the OASIS catalog, is “Swing Ensemble for Pitched Percussion.”  My abbreviation for us is Swing-En – a good name for these episodes. A New Beginning The cancellation of classes in the fall of 2000 proved a blessing.  Time was needed to REsuscitate,… Read more »

Orff for Adults: Swing-En IV

Swing-En* IV  *(The official title of our class, as listed in the OASIS catalog, is “Swing Ensemble for Pitched Percussion.”  My abbreviation for us is Swing-En – a good name for these episodes.) September, 1999 . . . the very first Orff class with senior adults.  Armed with a terrific set of goals and objectives… Read more »

Orff for Adults: Swing-En III

Swing-En* III *(The official title of our class, as listed in the OASIS catalog, is “Swing Ensemble for Pitched Percussion.”  My abbreviation for us is Swing-En – a good name for these episodes.)  In the fall of 1999, I was hired to teach Orff for Adults.  My new employer was not a school district, but… Read more »

Orff for Adults: Swing-En I

Swing-En: Today was the second-last rehearsal before the spring program.  It began for me, as it does for countless Orff specialists everywhere, with setting up instruments, distributing mallets, selecting needed non-pitched percussion instruments . . . and a sense of excitement!  Class members arrived.  Conversations reached forte and even became a bit staccato. Rehearsal began… Read more »