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This set of three lessons from Orff for Beginners is a fall lesson that uses leaves to help students understand certain aspects of form, review tonal center and know so mi and do.

Leaves: Form, Tonal Center and So Mi and Do

Leaves: Understanding Form, Tonal Center and So Mi and Do. From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

This huge unit includes 11 lessons in 4 sections from Orff for Beginners. There's mallet exploration, Orff exploration, and two beginning Orff pieces. This is how we start teaching Orff from the very first day. If you teach the whole unit, your students will have a great understanding of how to play xylophones correctly, and how to have a great steady beat on the instruments by the end.

First Year Orff Exploration

FROGS: Welcome to Orff for Beginners! This is a fun unit on teaching Mi, Re, Do.  Students will be turning themselves into frogs, playing instruments, learning about 2/4 time signature, conducting, half note, half rest, canon.   This packet includes three lessons, an original orff piece "Frog's Jump", frog card manipulatives and a 47 page powerpoint.

Frogs: Learning about mi, re and do

FROGS: Welcome to Orff for Beginners! This is a fun unit on teaching Mi, Re, Do. Students will be turning themselves into frogs, playing instruments, learning about 2/4 time signature, conducting, half note, half rest, canon. This packet includes three lessons, an original orff piece "Frog's Jump", frog card manipulatives and a 47 page powerpoint.

Trains!  Learning about dynamics and half notes.  From Orff for Beginners.  Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

Trains! Learning about dynamics and half notes

Learning about dynamics and half notes. From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

Welcome to Orff for Beginners!  Have you ever wanted a fun way to teach Whole Note and Whole Rest?  Sometimes I just assume that they will understand it by just telling them.  Come along on a boat ride and have some fun!  Your students will be dancing, conducting, singing in canon, learning about 4/4 time signature, playing xylophones, drums and triangles.

Boats: Learning about the whole note

From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

Orff Exploration Level Two:  Welcome Back!  We hope that you will continue teaching your students the amazing world of SING, SAY, MOVE, and PLAY!  If you enjoyed Orff Exploration Level One, you are in for some more exciting lessons in Level Two.  While Level One was designed primarily for first grade students, Level Two is designed for second graders.

Second Year Orff Exploration

Orff Exploration Level Two: The second set of lessons from Orff for Beginners, teaching whole note, tonal center, mi, re do and more! From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

Fall Orff Lesson Plan Using Ostinatos

Fall Themed Orff Ostinato Lesson with PPT

Using autumn themed words, this lesson explores how you can use ostinati in layers to create a simple instrumental piece that sounds more complicat.

Elementary music students love to play instruments! Review rhythm and have fun with this lesson plan. Great music education resource.

Elementary Music I can play the…Hand Drum: Orff, Rhythm, Instruments & More

Welcome to Orff for Beginners!  Have you ever wanted to teach a Valentine’s Day lesson but always felt like you weren’t giving your students quality instruction?  I know I have!  This year it can be different.  Keeping music true to Orff we came up with a “One Day Valentine’s Celebration” for grades K-5 with the folk song “Froggie Went A-Courtin’.”  Each lesson comes with manipulatives and a power point.

Valentine's Day the Orff way: A Valentine's Lesson about Froggy Went A-Courtin'

Valentine's Day the Orff way: A Valentine's Lesson about the folk song Froggy Went A-Courtin'. From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

Rain: Learning about Major and Minor. From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

Rain: Learning about Major and Minor

Rain: Learning about Major and Minor. From Orff for Beginners. Helping teachers easily teach Orff-Schulwerk lessons in the elementary music classroom.

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