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I frequently write about the impact Orff Schulwerk has made in my classroom and with my students! If you want to know more about Orff and how to embody playful process into your teaching, you have come to the right place! With Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education, I furthered my elementary general music passion with a certification in Orff Schulwerk from the San Francisco International Orff Course in 2013 and have continued ongoing professional development through studying dance, Responsive Classroom, jazz, and more. Now, I am honored to be an Orff Schulwerk Approved Teacher Educator of Movement and I currently teach Level I, II, and III movement at the Portland Orff Course in Portland, OR. I am currently in my tenth-year teaching music and first year at Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington, DC. I also serve on the board of The Orff Echo and helped write the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE, and Other Special Areas.

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Some of My Favorite Resources for the Elementary Music Room

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