Huffman, Carol

Carol Huffman has taught and lectured about music education throughout the U.S., Canada, and as far afield as China. Her passion is to teach children to connect music-reading fluency with performance skills through the Orff Schulwerk approach. Throughout her many years as teacher, she has devoted herself to incorporate cooperative learning strategies into her music lessons, and the tremendous enthusiasm of her students in music class spurred by their constant opportunities to contribute has made an enormously positive difference in her teaching.

Huffman holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University and a Master of Arts in Education with a reading emphasis from Baldwin Wallace College. She recently retired after 30 years of teaching kindergarten through sixth grade at the Parma City School District (OH), where she supervised student teachers from Baldwin. She received the Martha Holden Jennings Scholar Award for outstanding teaching, and she holds a commendation from her school district's superintendent for excellence int he classroom. In the summers she taught for 18 years in the Orff Schulwerk Teacher Education Program at Hofstra University (NY). She has served on the American Orff-Schulwerk Board of Trustees and is past president of AOSA.

Huffman is currently an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University, where she teaches courses in Early Childhood Music and Methods, and Materials for Teaching Elementary General Music.