Join us March 5, 2016 on the campus of William Paterson University for a workshop with clinician Paul Weller (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)! The workshop will focus on the similarities between many different methodologies and how an Orff-focussed classroom can achieve literacy-based concepts and foster student independence. Participants will experience strategies to create successful improvisation and composition experiences, assessment tools to help propel students quicker towards musical independence, as well as how to use less repertoire to achieve more literacy. Visit our registration page for more information.
Paul Weller has been teaching elemental music for the past 12 years in Minnesota to grades 1-5. He earned a B.A from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Education from Saint Mary’s University and Orff- Schulwerk Certification from University of St. Thomas. He has taught workshops both locally and nationally, teaches Orff Schulwerk Level I, serves on both the Minnesota Orff and Kodaly boards, and is a member of the Handbell Musicians of America National Education Advisory Council.
3/5/2016 - Paul Weller: One Poem, Infinite Possibilities: Creating Independent Musicians Through Elemental Music
9/12 & 9/26: Aimee Pfitzner
9/19 & 9/23: Ardith Collins
10/3 & 10/7: Lorelei Batislaong
10/10 & 10/17: Natasha Thurmon
11/21: Orff Book Club
1/16 & 1/20: Jenn Dennett & Griff Gall
1/23: Chapter Share
2/13 & 2/17: David Thaxton
3/6 & 3/13: Beth Nelson
4/10 & 4/17: Charissa Duncanson