September 9, 2023 9:00-1:00
This workshop will focus on how to use manipulatives, poetry, and rhythmic speech as the impetus for student creations. Material for the day will be suited for grades K-5 with an emphasis on students creating in each lesson. We will use the Schulwerk processes for exploration, imitation, and creation in a variety of media; moving, singing, and speaking our way from various invitations to create.
Beth Ann Hepburn holds a Bachelor of Music from Cleveland State University, and a Master of Arts in Music Education from The University of St. Thomas, MN. She teaches 4-6th grade general music in Streetsboro, Ohio, where she has the state designation of Master Teacher. She is an instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association’s teacher education certification program and has served on faculty for Orff-Schulwerk teacher education courses at Villanova University, Trinity University and the University of Hawaii. Beth Ann has worked with teachers and children in China, Singapore, Scotland, and India. She has taught music methods courses at Cleveland State University and the University of Akron. Beth Ann is a regular presenter at regional, state and national conferences, has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees and served as their professional development chair. Beth Ann is professional development chair for General Music for the Ohio Music Education Association, serves as Music Education Consultant at Music is Elementary, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement.
October 28, 2023 9:00-1:00
Bring a recorder & ukulele if you desire to this workshop!
February 3, 2024 9:00-1:00
Enjoy a day full of melody making, reading, and improvising! Beginning with pitch exploration and the very basics of the voice, we will use a sequential literacy based process to grow understanding of how to read, write, and improvise melodic content. Learn how to lead your students to connect and use extractable patterns to read new material and create their own songs from bi-tonic to diatonic pitch sets.
Paul Weller has been teaching elemental movement and music for more than 20 years to grades K-5 at a public school in Minnesota. He earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Education from Saint Mary’s University and Orff Schulwerk Levels training at University of St. Thomas. He has taught workshops locally, nationally, has presented numerous times at the AOSA national conference, and is an Orff Level I and II teacher trainer. Paul has a unique teaching style that blends the best of Orff Schulwerk process and Kodaly sequential literacy training.
March 2, 2024 9:00-1:00
April 13, 2024 9:00-12:00 with lunch to follow
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