Posted by The Orffsite Webmaster on Monday, July 12, 2010

1. Have the District or State create a typical standardized music assessment test.
2. Spend most of your music time teaching music reading from the page and preparing students for the standardized test.
3.Have students write rhythmic compositions before they have internalized the rhythmic building blocks.
4.Have choir students initially learn all their music by singing solfege and ignore the text until the end of the teaching process. Make them write the solfege letter above each note.
5.Teach rhythm reading the way the Junior High Band Director teaches it.
6. Emphasize performances instead of the classroom learning experiences.
7. Ignore the average child and build your program on the "talented" child.