What I've Been Doing These Past Two Weeks

Orff Level II- Basics, Movement, and Recorder
  1. What is Orff?
    A natural approach to elementary music-making using speaking, singing, movement, playing instruments, and improvisation— this is an engaging way of promoting creativity, exploration, and higher level thinking. (we had to write a statement earlier; this was mine.)
  2. So basically we got to be big kids for two weeks. We had a blast during the day with composition homework and movement reading in the evenings.
    And it's great fun! Besides the homework. Which is I guess was also kind of fun too, but very time consuming too.
  3. It's such a good learning experience for elementary music teachers.
    Also helpful for music therapy. I've learned so much and got to spend a lot of time with 16 people. Some people are great, some a little annoying, but my teachers were amazing.
  4. Day 1 (kudos to Joshua for most of these photos)
    Basics
  5. Day 3?
    Movement
  6. Day 4?
    Movement
  7. Day 5
    Movement
  8. Day 8
    Movement
  9. Day 8
    Movement
  10. Day 9
    Movement (remind me to never wear that shirt again.)
  11. Day 9
    Movement
  12. Day 9
    Movement
  13. Day 10
    Recorder (obvs my least favorite)
  14. Day 10
    Movement
  15. Day 10
    Basics
  16. Day 10
    Basics
  17. Day 10
    Basics
  18. Day 10
    Movement
  19. Day 10
    Movement
  20. Day 10
    Level I dance, Level II instruments. There I am in the back holding down that bass line.
  21. Day 10- Not my instructor this year, but was for Level I, Paul.
    I've known him for years and years, since high school. Notice the great hug.
  22. Day 10- Joshua, my movement instructor for the past few years.
    I decided at some point last year that I think I have a bit of a crush on him. Notice the awkward hug. He's married with children. Whoops.
  23. Day 10
    Level I and Level II group rounds
  24. Such a great two weeks. ❤️