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coppernickel goes mondrian

Lesson: Coppernickel Goes Mondrian

By Aimee Curtis Pfitzner / February 6, 2020
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Aimee Curtis Pfitzner shares a colorful lesson plan from her book, Painted Music, which uses children’s literature to explore connections between art and music.

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Nisse Polka

By Aimee Curtis Pfitzner / December 10, 2018
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Nisse Polka This past summer I was in Finland at JaSeSoi Ry’s International Music Village (Finnish Orff Association).  It was amazing and I loved my time both in Finland and making music with musicians and teachers from 14 countries.  I also fell a little in love with the Scandinavian lifestyle and their connection to the…

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A Tale of Two Villages

By Aimee Curtis Pfitzner / October 11, 2017
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A Tale of Two Villages  Materials:    Tale of Two Villages, Music for Creative Dance: Contrast and Continuum, Volume 1, Eric Chapelle Objectives:  Locomotor vs. Non-Locomotor Movement Expression of Beat Binary Form (AB) Improvisation  Process:  Students scatter in space, encourage various ways of moving a singular body part; move arm only, or leg, or head, etc., teacher plays drum…

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Chinese New Year 2017 Begins Year of the Rooster

By Aimee Curtis Pfitzner / January 11, 2017
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Background: Chinese New Year is also known as Asian New Year, Lunar New Year, and the Asian Spring Festival. January 28, 2017 begins the year of the Rooster in the Lunar Calendar. Families celebrate by hanging special banners, eating special foods, lighting firecrackers, and giving money away in special red envelopes. Aimee’s most recent O…

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