School of Music
Music: Instrumental--Teacher Certification
music, education, Orff, instruments, collaboration, improvisation
Jenkins, Felicity, "Developing Foundations of Instrumental Music and Collaboration Through the Orff-Schulwerk Approach to Music Education" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 931.
The Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education focuses on teaching children music through movement, repetition, and learning to play instruments. Educators who utilize the Orff-Schulwerk approach often teach students through child-sized instruments, including recorders and percussion instruments. A strong foundation of instrumental music, achieved through the usage of the Orff-Schulwerk approach in elementary music classrooms, can accelerate the learning of students as they pursue more advanced instruments and skills in band or orchestra classes during their secondary education.