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Teach Like It’s Music: Deep Pedagogy in the Orff Schulwerk
Doug Goodkin, Instructor

●  Dates: June 22 – 26
●  Times: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PST
●  Cost: $250 (USD)
●  Required Materials: “Teach Like It’s Music” by Doug Goodkin
●  Credit Available – see below for more information and additional costs

Description: Based on his new book, Doug’s course will look at the details of how to give a musical shape and design to your classes, create a musical flow that makes the actual teaching of music more musical—and thus, more effective, engaging and fun. Concrete examples and useful material will accompany each chapter.

Now’s the Time: The Jazz Course
Doug Goodkin, Instructor

●  Dates: June 29 – July 3
●  Times: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, PST
●  Cost: $250 (USD)
●  Required Materials: “Now’s the Time” and “All Blues” by Doug Goodkin
●  Credit Available – see below for more information and additional costs

Description:How to make jazz accessible to children of all ages? Here’s your chance to find out! Combining the Orff approach with traditional jazz practices, this course helps the Orff teacher and jazz musician alike understand how to communicate the essential elements of jazz to children through children’s games, rhymes, body percussion and Orff ensemble. Teachers will learn how to accompany the children’s blues improvisations on piano and/or guitar, how to orchestrate in jazz style, how to develop a sequence of skills and understandings that includes this great American art form in the classroom.

Orff Afrique Online: West African Music, Dance and Games in Your Home (USA)
Kofi Gbolonyo, Instructor

●  Dates: July 13 – 17
●  Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, PST
●  Cost: $250 (USD)
●  Credit Available – see below for more information and additional costs

Description: This virtual workshop is for music teachers, dance teachers, classroom teachers and anyone working with young people in music and movement. Materials will include children’s games, drumming, dance and songs suitable for children of all ages. In Orff-Schulwerk fashion, all music and dance will be learned through direct online participation, and much of each day/session will be spent singing, dancing, and playing music (body percussion and assorted instruments substitutes at home). In addition to the hands-on material, we will look at the cultural context of the repertoire and discuss how to bring this music and dance into the culturally responsive classroom. page1image24928

Orff Afrique Online: West African Music, Dance and Games in Your Home (ASIA)
Kofi Gbolonyo, Instructor

●  Dates: July 20 – 24
●  Times: 7:00 – 10:00 pm, PST
●  Cost: $250 (USD)
●  Credit Available – see below for more information and additional costs

Description: (same description as other Orff Afrique Online: West African Music, Dance and Games in Your Home)

New Spaces – Dancing Online!
Christa Coogan, Instructor

●  Dates: July 28 – August 1
●  Times: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, PST
●  Cost: $250 (USD)
●  Credit Available – see below for more information and additional costs

Description:In this course we will actively embrace the challenges and limitations facing us in these times of small spaces and social distancing. “Online” offers a new avenue for developing and exploring our personal movement practice. It is a workable format in which to gain confidence as a mover and to experience kinaesthetic enjoyment. You will explore unusual spaces to improvise and make a duet with your (ZOOM) neighbor, perhaps in your kitchen! You will plan and teach an effective and beautiful movement sequence to share with us! We will discuss aesthetic viewpoints and sharpen our observational eyes. In addition to whole group work, discussions, and small group projects in breakout rooms, this course will also include individual feedback and guidance.


Elemental Music and the Moving Picture
James Harding, Instructor

●  Dates: June 22, 24 and 26
●  Times: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST (with assignments to be complete in-between live sessions)
●  Cost: $180 (USD)
●  Limited to 20 students

Description:Carl Orff was born in 1895, the same year the Lumiere brothers invented the movie camera. This course is an opportunity to explore the potential of movie/music projects ranging from animation to film scoring. Projects developed with upper elementary and Middle School students at the San Francisco School will be the jumping off points for our own individual and collaborative creative work. Apps we will use: imovie, flip a clip, stop motion and padlet.

Making Instruments -STEAM
Sofía López-Ibor & Andrea Donahoe, Instructors

●  Dates: June 29 – July 1
●  Times: 8:00 – 11:00 am, PST
●  Cost: $180 (USD)

Description:A hands-on workshop exploring the science of sound in the context of the Schulwerk with Andrea & Sofia. We will build instruments with simple materials, make music with them and analyze student’s creations. This workshop will offer ideas of how to engage in creative processes during online teaching and distance learning. Note: A list of materials will be sent to the students.

Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood – Aesthetic Education
Sofía López-Ibor & Krongtong Boonprakong and Andrea Donahoe, Instructors

●  Dates: July 24 – 26
●  Times: 8:00 – 11:00 am, PST
●  Cost: $180 (USD)

Description:This course provides an opportunity to reflect about how to create aesthetic experiences though sensory awareness training within Orff Schulwerk. We will analyze examples of our own teaching to better understand the magic that happens in our classes. We hope to inspire teachers working with preschool and younger elementary grades.

Integrating Science, Music, Math and Movement in Early Childhood
Janet Greene, Instructor

●  Dates: July 18 & July 25
●  Times: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, PST
●  Cost: $40 (USD)

Description:Young children are scientists, composers, dancers, musicians, linguists and mathematicians. Discover new ways to maintain and develop this unity through active participation in integrated lessons and video examples of children’s classes. Topics will include:  “Exploring Leaves Through Imaginative Play and Science” and “Rulers and Clocks: Measuring and Composing with Duration.”

Hands On Rhythm through Melody
Estêvão Marques, Instructor
●  Dates: July 21-23
●  Times: 8:00 – 11.00 am, PST
●  Cost: $ 180 (USD)

Description:A creative process with body percussion. A way to transform the melodies of the songs into rhythmic arrangements with body sounds. An artistic path to explore: techniques, movement, repertoire, children’s songs from different countries, traditional songs from different cultures, timbres, musical dialogue in a collaborative process.

Finding Inspiration for Composition
Paul Cribari, Instructor
●  Dates: July 27 – 29
●  Times: 9:00 – 10:30 am, PST
●  Cost: $90 (USD)
●  Prerequisite: Successful Completion of Orff Schulwerk Level I
●  Required Materials: “Music For Children” Vols I, II, IV (Murray Ed.) and “The Elemental Style: Part I” by Paul Cribari andRichard Layton

Description:Using Music for Children as a source of inspiration, participants will learn how to compose their own materials in the elemental style. Through analysis, discussion, and composition, participants will see how new material can be added or substituted for the original accompaniment parts.

Beyond Hot Cross Buns!
Eloi Fuguet, Instructor

●  Dates: August 3 – 5
●  Times: 8:00 – 11.00 am, PST
●  Cost: $ 180 (USD)

Description: Recorder ensemble! How can you help your students play in small groups? This workshop will explore the many ways we can extend our classroom repertoire of recorder music. We will review the main concepts of elemental music and explore Historical and traditional music repertoire to play on the recorder. We will also share some great online resources to inspire student recorder players, and we’ll model guided discussions about tuning, breathing, articulation, posture, ornamentation and more. [Note: participants need to have access to the acapella app]

SFIOC Alumni Forums and Social Time

Description: An online meeting with The San Francisco International Orff Schulwerk Course Faculty. Guided discussions on teaching and creating lessons! DATE AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED on the San Francisco International Orff Course Facebook Page.

To register for any of these courses, please complete our registration form HERE . You will also find the link to this registration form on the San Francisco Orff website (sforff.org)

You will have the option to purchase 1 unit of Professional Development/Continuing Education Credit for any courses that are over 15 hours. This credit/unit will be an additional $55 (USD). These types of credits are only beneficial to teachers that teach in the United States. More information about how to sign up for these credits will be sent directly to students who sign up for the course.

We recommend purchasing your required materials at Mad Robin Music (www.madrobinmusic.com) . Mad Robin Music has been a supporter of SFIOC for years. Please help support local/small businesses by purchasing your music books HERE.

If you have any questions, please email us at sforff@gmail.com.