Music for Children (Orff Schulwerk) Teacher Training

Tuesday, May 31 – June 10
Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science – Kenai AK

This course is an American Orff-Schulwerk Association approved course and is listed on the aosa.org website (click on professional development, click on approved courses, search for Kenai Peninsula Borough)
(3) 500-level graded credits – University Credit through Alaska Pacific University
This course covers the basic philosophy and  pedagogical principals of Orff Schulwerk (school work).  The German composer, Carl Orff, along with his colleague Gunild Keetman, developed an approach to music and dance education based on the central idea that music, movement and speech form an inseparable unit.  Basic pedagogical principals include imitation, exploration and improvisation.  Skills are developed through speech, singing, body percussion, movement, arranging, and playing instruments.  Course content will include pedagogy, movement, Orff instruments, recorder, hand drumming, and drama, as well as integration across the curriculum.
PREREQUISITES:
Bachelor of Music Education or extensive musical training and experience teaching music.