Ring, Dance, Play
First Experiences with Choirchimes® and Orff Schulwerk
© 2014 GIA.
Item #: G-8660
Ring, Dance, Play is a music education resource born out of a joint collaboration between Malmark, GIA Publications, and Griff Gall and Paul Weller, music educators and Orff Schulwerk specialists.
Ring, Dance, Play brings together for the first time the versatility, playability, and tonality of the Malmark Choirchime ® with the revolutionary and engaging Orff Schulwerk pedagogy. This powerful combination will prove instrumental to any music educator looking for a fresh, new approach to engage their students.
Lessons have been specifically created for grades K-5 with an emphasis on developing overall music literacy through Orff Schulwerk's full-body approach and child-centered way of learning.
By employing a "child's world of play," elemental music making is fun and easy. And since all concepts are learned by doing, Ring, Dance, Play will have your students ringing, dancing, and playing in no time.
Griff Gall is an elementary music and movement specialist in the town of Danvers, Mass. He earned a B.M. in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and completed his Level III Orff Schulwerk training through Boston University while attaining his Masters of Music in Education. He continues to study dance with the Boston Ballet School and Urbanity Dance.
Griff is the founding artistic director of the Back Bay Ringers, a community hand- bell ensemble in Boston, Mass. He has presented workshops in handbell pedagogy, conducting, and Orff Schulwerk at local and national handbell and music education conferences.
Paul Weller teaches elemental music and musical literacy in Minnesota to grades 1-5. He earned a B.A. from St. Olaf college, an M.A. in Education from Saint Mary's University and Orff Schulwerk Levels from University of St. Thomas. Paul is a certi- fied Orff Schulwerk Levels teacher educator and frequently presents at Orff Chapters, Handbell events, and has presented sessions at the national AOSA and national Handbell Musicians of America Conferences. He also serves on the Minnesota Orff and Kodaly boards, has been published in Overtones and Reverberations magazines, and loves to meet and talk with teachers about how and what they teach.
Handbells, Method, Skill Building
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