Category Archives: Orff

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    Why Web-based Technology is the Best Fit for Education

    Posted on November 29, 2017 by in Orff

    I started my tech career with two separate strands: website building for simple sites like this blog, and app building for mobile phones. The websites were made with WordPress, and were very easy to put together, following the built-in menus. Only when I wanted something advanced, like a searchable folk song database did I need to […]

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    Children’s Abilities, Musical Community, and Technology

    Posted on October 9, 2017 by in Orff

    你好 from Shanghai and Taipei! I just returned from a trip to these vast cities on the other side of the planet, where I met with teachers and staff from the Motif Music Company to help them design curriculum for their teachers and the schools they work with. Motif offers marching band and musical theater […]

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    Classroom Management for the Creative Music Room

    Posted on September 5, 2017 by in Orff

    One of the most challenging aspect of teaching music to children is handling disruptive and off-task behavior. A perfectly planned lesson with engaging material, exciting activities, and meaningful learning objectives can turn into a moment of questioning one’s career or sanity with just a few children disrupting a class. When I was an undergrad, we […]

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  • Vision for Music Education Part II

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by in Curriculum, mused, Orff, Uncategorized

    In my previous post Vision for Music Education I laid out my argument for what I see as the purpose of music education, and did so in the context of the new draft national music standards. After reading other blogs, comments here, and the ongoing facebook and twitter conversations surrounding the drafts, I feel the […]

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  • Busy Fall!!!

    Posted on October 29, 2011 by in mused, Orff

    This fall has been one of the busiest and most rewarding of my professional career. At school (Price Lab/NU), I had three concerts this month (3-5, 6-8, & 9-12), took two students through the All-State audition procedure (one was recalled, one accepted), helped the sixth grade and fifth grade write a rap and a song […]

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