On September 9, our local chapter welcomed teachers, new and experienced, to a FREE workshop with Diane Shieron.
This workshop was designed to give teachers a "taste" of what Orff is all about. Diane encompassed that in her 2 hour session by giving participants experiences with singing, moving, playing and speaking.
Participants were treated to activities suitable for Division 1 and 2. Throughout the evening, participants learned how to use body percussion in "Get to Know" games, helped tell a story by using non pitched percussion to represent characters with different rhythms and learned how to accompany a song with a chord bordun. Some participants even got to take a ride on the wild side and lived their best life by being zoo animals!
Our thanks goes out to the amazing Diane Shieron for yet another wonderful session. Her enthusiasm had our participants laughing, creating and making memories the whole night. It was truly inspiring to see a room full of eager teachers wanting to incorporate Orff into their music practice.
"Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand." - Carl Orff
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