The Orff Echo regularly publishes reviews of books and media that have applications in an Orff Schulwerk setting, or that offer our members an opportunity to think deeply about their teaching practice. In addition to the samples shared below, you will find reviews archived on the member’s side of this Website.

Professional Book Review

The Element

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

“There is a place deep that all imaginative humans seek when creating. It is fairly difficult to describe, but it is there that life takes on radiance and a soul-touching sweetness.”
“…The luminary English author Sir Kenneth Robinson has written a compelling book about the importance of finding this place”

The Element

Children's Book Review

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Hip Hop Dog

“In combination with Radunsky’s lively mixed-media  representation of inner-city scenes, this wonderful book will ‘rap’ itself around your heart with a charming mutt’s story and his ‘doggy allegory.'”

“….The best way to read this book is out loud so that back-beat rap rhythm, visually accented with bold text, come to life…”

Hip Hop Dog

Media Review

Biophilia Virus

Biophilia

“It’s an app for iPod, iPad, and iPhone. It’s free (initially). It’s by Icelandic performing artist Björk. But what is it? ‘Welcome to Biophilia—the love for nature in all her manifestations,’ begins the narration by David Attenborough to the newly released album/app hybid.”

Biophilia