FIRST STEPS IN MUSIC with Orff Schulwerk: Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Joani Brandon, Betsy Greene, Rachel Grimsby, Craig Knapp, Chris Tranberg, with intro by John Feierabend.
How to use First Steps in an Orff setting. 162 pp.
Written by a team of five master elementary general music teachers, this comprehensive book is full of strategies and activities that link the Orff Schulwerk approach and John M. Feierabend’s successful First Steps in Music methodology.
As Dr. Feierabend states in his Foreword, “This book helps students to sing, say, dance, and play as a means of becoming tuneful, beatful, and artful.”
The authors include classroom-ready activities relating to each of the eight parts of the First Steps in Music approach: Pitch Exploration/Vocal Warm-Up, Fragment Singing, Simple Songs, Arioso, Song Tales, Movement Exploration/Warm-Up, Movement for Form and Expression, and Movement with Beat Motions.
This book also includes a set of twelve complete lesson plans, supplemental repertoire, and a significantly expanded section on Arioso.
Whether you are an Orff teacher looking to augment your teaching with quality extensions or you are a First Steps in Music teacher wishing to connect to the best of Orff, this book is written for you!