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Teaching With Orff Stands In Solidarity

Teaching With Orff Stands In Solidarity       At Teaching With Orff our motto is: Your highest and best expression of yourself ~ As an artist, As a teacher, As a human. Truly embracing this and being our highest and best expression of ourselves as humans requires that we use our voices and our… Read more »

Making It Work: Teaching With Technology

Making It Work: Teaching With Technology There are numerous circumstances that could cause you to have to teach elementary music classes from your home. These could range from weather-related school closings to an illness that causes you to be home for the week. When this occurs, you want your students to keep musically progressing. Whether… Read more »

Tuesdays with TWO (Teaching With Orff)

Tuesdays with TWO (Teaching With Orff)   Free Zoom calls with Roger Sams and Michelle Marie as we connect and grow together.  Join Our Next Zoom Gathering featuring David Thaxton Join us on Tuesday evening for a free session of artistic creation. David Thaxton will lead us to connect with science, art, poetry, music, and… Read more »

Distance Learning Resources for Music Educators

Distance Learning Resources for Music Educators Many of you are now navigating uncharted waters as you prepare to teach your young music students online rather than in your classroom. We are so inspired by how so many in our community have stepped up to offer love and support and information. We’ll keep adding their contributions… Read more »

Self Care Tips for Quarantined Music Teachers

7 Self Care Tips for Quarantined Music Teachers When news of our schools closing to prohibit the spread of COVID-19 came through, we only had 90 minutes to say goodbye to our students.  The quarantine was very abrupt and left us feeling unmoored. We were meant to be heading into a week of leading music… Read more »

Making It Work: Active Sitting

Making It Work: Active Sitting In my school we are encouraged to offer flexible seating options for students to meet individual needs. Music educators often have dynamic and flexible classrooms to accommodate the many learners who we have the privilege to serve. I am always looking for affordable options to meet the needs of the… Read more »

Black History Month

Black History Month Music educators are often asked to prepare programs and lessons for Black History Month. Many of us are unsure or unaware of the best way to honor and best represent Black culture and heritage. Brandi Waller-Pace asked several Black music educators to share their thoughts and advice. Brandi is the Founder, Executive… Read more »

Making It Work: Orff Schulwerk and Modern Band

Making It Work: Orff Schulwerk and Modern Band (Music as a Second Language) There have been rumblings lately of this new approach to teaching music called “modern band”. While many may just write it off as another passing fad, there is merit to further investigation; teaching and learning processes found in modern band classrooms parallel… Read more »