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Making It Work: Summer Orff Levels

Title Photo Credit: Jennifer Mishra, University of Missouri – St Louis

Last summer, many folks who had been preparing to take an Orff Schulwerk Level saw the opportunity fade as the pandemic spread. As more and more folks are vaccinated and we better understand how to manage and prevent the spread of COVID 19, opportunities to create joyful music, make life-long friends, and become better facilitators are available throughout the country. Elaine Larson, tells us what to expect when taking Level I, Betsy Kipperman Sebring sheds light on what happens in Level II and Rob Amchin demystifies Level III. We have also included a link to the American Orff Schulwerk Association’s teacher education course list so you can find a course near you.

The way I approached teaching and learning was forever changed after Level I and I could not wait to go back for more!

Making It Work: Level I by Elaine Larson

Making It Work: Level II by Betsy Kipperman Sebring

Making It Work: Level III by Rob Amchin

AOSA Teacher Education Course List

LeslieAnne Bird

LeslieAnne Bird is a music and movement educator at University Schools in Shaker, Ohio. She teaches general music and choir to fifth through seventh grade young men and is an adjunct Professor at the University of Akron. She has previously taught in North Olmsted & Cleveland Ohio as well as in Prince George’s County, Maryland. LeslieAnne is a national presenter. She has served as vice president and membership chair for the Greater Cleveland Orff Chapter and is currently serving as the content curator for the Teaching With Orff community. In addition, she is the owner and CEO of Three Little Birds Music Education Services LLC where she offers teacher training, coaching and musical experiences for children and adults. She earned Orff Certification from Baldwin Wallace University in 2014, and has completed Music Learning Theory General Music Level One, Level One World Music Drumming training, Level One Google Certification and has earned the Ohio Master Teacher designation.

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