journey around the globe

Recorder Lesson: Que Llueva

In this excerpt from Journey Around the Globe with Recorder!*, Darla Meek shares her lesson for soprano recorder, Que Llueva. This lesson includes a game, an Orff arrangement, and a contrasting section composed by the students.

*Copyright © 2016 by Sweet Pipes. Used with permission. Journey Around the Globe With Recorder! is a series of 24 lessons for teaching soprano recorder.  Power points are included for each lesson to aid in presenting the material.

Darla Meek

Darla Meek serves as Lecturer and Music Education Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce, teaching undergraduate and graduate music classes and supervising student teachers. Prior to this position, she worked as a public school elementary music and movement specialist. Darla earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Dallas Baptist University, and a Master of Music at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is certified in both Kodály and Orff Schulwerk. Darla serves as a national teacher trainer for the American Orff Schulwerk Association in both Level I pedagogy and movement for Orff Levels courses. Darla has published children’s choir curricula for Lifeway Christian Resources and for Celebrating Grace, Inc. She often presents sessions for teachers at conferences and workshops at the district, state, and national levels. Darla is married and has two children, Gregory and Aubrey.

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  1. Eileen on April 7, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Wonderful lesson. I can’t wait to implement in my classroom. Thank you.

    • Teaching With Orff on April 10, 2016 at 9:40 am

      You’re welcome! We hope your students enjoy this lesson and that you share their feedback with us! – Your friends at Teaching With Orff

  2. Irene on April 13, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Beautiful lesson. Looking forward to using it in my music classroom.

    • Teaching With Orff on April 18, 2016 at 8:01 am

      Thank you Irene! – Your friends at Teaching With Orff

  3. Nona on April 14, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Thank you so very much for this wonderful lesson plan! I appreciate your kindness very much.

    • Teaching With Orff on April 18, 2016 at 8:02 am

      We appreciate you, Nona! – Your friends at Teaching With Orff

  4. Theresa Ogan on April 27, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Hi Darla,
    May I have permission to try this lesson with my students at John Newbery Elementary in Wenatchee, WA?
    Thank You!
    Theresa L. Ogan
    Music Specialist
    John Newbery Elementary

    • Teaching With Orff on May 3, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      Theresa, thank you for your polite request. All of the lessons shared on Teaching With Orff, including Darla’s recorder lesson, are free for you to use with your students. We hope they bring much joy to your classroom! – Your friends at Teaching With Orff

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