Purposeful Pathways Course One: Composition and Improvisation with Roger Sams We are so excited to announce that after months of work behind the scenes, our very first Teaching With Orff online course is ready for you! In this course you’ll observe six lessons for young musicians in workshop format from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music… Read more »
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Getting Ready to Be Ready: setting up your students for success when playing barred instruments On Thursday September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm EST, Teaching With Orff will present a Facebook Live Event with BethAnn Hepburn. BethAnn will share her tips for success and answer your questions about preparing your students to play. This event will… Read more »
CALLING ALL MUSIC EDUCATORS! While most of you are enjoying summer break, here at Teaching With Orff we are already planning for back to school. Share your favorite Orff-inspired back to school lesson for a chance to win a fabulous prize from MMB Music! Entering is as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Select a favorite lesson you… Read more »
We are truly grateful for the opportunity to connect with and support so many amazing music educators across the country. Your dedication to your students inspires us, and your commitment to music and movement education makes the world a better place. Teaching With Orff began as a desire to connect with and encourage music educators across… Read more »
“I remember as a very young child being with my parents in Carl Orff’s composing room. That’s where STUDIO 49 began, and it’s been in our family’s hands ever since.” —Bernd Becker-Ehmck, owner Teaching With Orff is made possible by STUDIO 49 Orff Instruments.
Make Room for Music: Photo Contest Winners Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry in our recent Make Room For Music photo contest. We loved seeing all of the innovative and creative ways you have organized and decorated your classrooms for your students. We also loved hearing why you love teaching with Orff! With so… Read more »
At JJ Harris Elementary School in Athens, Georgia, Music Teacher David Osborne made Fine Arts Night POP! National Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art education and to encourage public support for quality school art programs. In Georgia, the theme of this year’s YAM was pop art, and students from around… Read more »
Contributed to AOSA.org by Beth Melin Nelson, AOSA Teacher Educator I distinctly remember the start of my first school year after taking Level I. Armed with two weeks of Orff Schulwerk education, I was eager to recreate these experiences in my own classroom. I wanted to provide my students with meaningful Orff Schulwerk lessons that… Read more »
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!
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 »