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Week Four


Working with Orff specialist Belinda Smith this week affirmed what we learned about building a rapport with individual students, and how to do this in a group setting. We started by learning a simple song which allowed each student (going around the circle) to have a small ‘solo’ moment as they were required to sing their own name in response to the song. Furthermore, we learned the importance of letting students make their own music, not only by playing, but by composing and improvising. To facilitate this we learned to ‘play the room’, by using non-musical items like chairs, shoes, walls and boards as instruments which we used to create rhythmic ostinati.

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