About Me

I am a certified Orff-Schulwerk elementary music teacher, teaching in an urban school. I switched from secondary to elementary music teaching in 2006 and it's been the best move (not financially! ) of my career. If you want to have major impact on students concerning music education, elementary is where it is happening. Disclaimer: The topics in my blog do not necessarily reflect what is happening in my current teaching position or with my current students, administration etc. I have a long teaching history and may chose to deal with an element or problem that I have witnessed or experienced in a previous school or have seen being dealt with by other teachers I have encountered...so there!

Browsing Archive: March, 2023

Improvisation in Orff-Schulwerk

Posted by Jerry Bradley on Thursday, March 30, 2023,

The Orff-Schulwerk method of music education places a strong emphasis on the value of imagination and participation in the learning process. Improvisation, a technique that encourages students to explore and experiment with musical ideas in a safe and supportive setting, lies at the core of this method. I will cover some useful advice for incorporating improvisation into your teaching in this blog post as we examine the function of improvisation in the Orff-Schulwerk classroom.

What does impro...

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I'm Not Dead Yet!

Posted by Jerry Bradley on Thursday, March 30, 2023, In : Hello again 
Sorry I've neglected my site for so long, but life happens. Still loving music, playing mandolin, writing songs, and looking at the Orff Approach always. Still helping people and after 10 years, still getting good reviews on my Amazon Book, Orff Adventures for Children (see banner). I hope to improve the site and give you some useful content, lesson plans and more.
 Oh, and if you're a wanna be songwriter, I've written a little journal that is guaranteed to get you writing songs and being a re...
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