Jim Solomon has over 30 years of experience teaching public elementary school music.  He gained National Board Certification in 2002 and is a past Teacher of the Year for St. Johns County, Florida. Jim teaches Orff Level I at Eastman Jim SolomonSchool of Music as well as Rhythmic Training/Percussion Ensemble at George Mason University and Anderson University during the summer.  As a National Workshop Clinician, he has presented workshops throughout the country and at seventeen AOSA National Conferences. Mr. Solomon is also the author of eight books.

Advocacy Statement
“The Orff approach teaches children through active music making.  We “Sing, Say, Dance, Play, Create!”  We utilize child-centered activities, an elemental style, and a curriculum based on the child’s age and ability.  This dynamic approach reaches children!  The American Orff-Schulwerk Association is the largest single organization that promotes the use of the Orff approach.  By supporting this organization, you make a difference in the musical future.”

Dates Available
January 2015
February 2015
May 2015

Possible Session Topics
(Other topics, including percussion ensemble or recorder, available upon request)
How’d They Learn That?  Process Teaching!
Musicianship Through the Orff Approach
Making Kid Performances Rock!

Recent Workshops 2012-14
Indiana Music Educators Association  2012
North Florida Orff Chapter 2012
St. Louis Orff Chapter 2012
Eastman School of Music, Level I  1992 to the present
George Mason University 2012
Anderson University 2013
University of Alaska, Anchorage 2013
Southern Utah Orff Chapter 2013
Artist in Residency, Utah State
and Southern Utah University  2013
South Carolina Foothills Orff Chapter
and Artist in Residency 2013
Piedmont Orff Chapter  2014
Mountain Laurel Orff Chapter 2014
Connecticut Orff Chapter 2014
Gwinnett County Schools, Atlanta 2014

Recent Publications
Hot Jams for Recorder   Alfred Publishing
Hands On    Alfred Publishing
D.R.U.M.      Alfred Publishing
Conga Town  Alfred Publishing
The Tropical Recorder (co-author)   The Lorenz Corporation
The Body Rondo Book   The Lorenz Corporation
Village Day  The Lorenz Corporation
Monkey Business   The Lorenz Corporation