Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

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Chinese New Year 2018: The Year of the Dog

Celebration of the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, begins on Friday, February 16.

To help your students welcome The Year of the Dog, Chet-Yeng Loong has shared two wonderful activities, including an excerpt from her book NI HAO! Sing and Chant Your Way to China!*

Happy Chinese New Year!

*For music educators interested in enriching their music curriculum with authentic world music, Dr. Loong’s book presents nine authentic Chinese songs, chants, and games in an easily accessible format for teachers to use with their students pre-K to grade 5.

Copyright © 2016 by Impel Training. Used with permission.

About Chet-Yeng Loong, PhD

Chet-Yeng Loong

Dr. Loong, a native Malaysian Chinese, has completed all levels in Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk and is certified in both of these methods. Before coming to the University of Hawaii, Dr. Loong taught music in the public schools of Malaysia and at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH. She has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Loong has also presented internationally in Korea, Malaysia, and a series of Early Childhood Music workshops in China. Currently, Dr. Loong serves as Chair of the music education area at the University of Hawai`i, president of the Hawai`i Music Education Association. She also serves on the editorial board of the Orff Echo, Korean Journal of Research in Music Education, a reviewer for the Malaysia Music Journal, and a member of the steering committee of the Alliance for Active Music Making in General Music Teacher Education. She was the past Conference Chair of HMEA and past Chair of the AOSA Research Committee. Dr. Loong is the Director of the Bambini, Stellini and Angeli Ensembles for the Hawaiian Youth Opera Chorus. In 2012, Dr. Loong was awarded as the outstanding music education alumni from the University of Akron where she completed her Bachelor's and Master's degrees.


Teaching With Orff

Susan, please click on “two wonderful activities” underscored in the introduction above, which will open the hyperlink to the lesson.


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