Assessment: Perceptions and Challenges of General and Choral Music Teachers

by Chet-Yeng Loong
This document contains the complete survey results which are the basis for this research article published in the summer, 2014 issue of The Orff Echo (46:4), pages 58-66. Loong Assessment Survey Results

Practical Strategies: Aligning Orff Schulwerk and Common Core State Standards

by Gerry Petersen-Incorvaia
The following matrix is a tool for planning Orff teaching experiences in line with Common Core State Standards. Read more about this topic in the Spring 2014 issue of The Orff Echo.

Reflective Technology: Using Recording Tools in the Music Classroom

By Dave Thaxton
Listen to a sound recording of the spontaneous music creation referenced in the article:  Reflective Technology: Using Recording Tools in the Music Classroom by David Thaxton, found in the Fall 2013 issue of The Echo. 


 Learning Through Exploration and Play

©2007 by  Peggy McCreary

“An article with enticing illustrations in the Summer 1998 Orff Echo, “Learning From Orff Instruments,” by Giovanni Piazza, had a profound affect on my teaching. I tried some of the ideas in my classroom and began taking pictures. Each year I think that the students have invented everything possible, yet they amaze me again and again.”

The complete article contains many photos, so files may take a few moments to download.

Opening
Designing with Bars
Classroom Setups / Breaking the “Rules”
Children’s Discoveries
Musical “Playgrounds and Toys” 
Author Bio

Building the Fence Directions
Activities with the Fence