Developing Foundations of Instrumental Music and Collaboration Through the Orff-Schulwerk Approach to Music Education
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.
The related URL is a link to a video of the premiere of the accompanying composition to this thesis, Of Radiant Felicitous Fanfare.