KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR DOUG GOODKIN’S SESSIONS: FRI@8AM & 2PM, SAT@10AM
Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic humanistic approach to music education, training teachers in 44 countries worldwide. Alongside his teacher-training work, he still works with children from three years old to eighth grade in The San Francisco School, where he has taught for 42 years.
Doug is an author of eight books, speaker at various Conferences and in a TEDx talk, director of and teacher in the prestigious San Francisco International Orff Course, the SF School Intern Program, the Jazz/Orff Course and frequent teacher at the Orff Institut in Salzburg, Austria. He is also the pianist in and leader of the jazz quintet, The Pentatonics, bringing jazz to people of all ages. Doug is committed to speaking on behalf of children’s needs, articulating deep pedagogy, creating contemporary ritual in schools and celebrating the flowering imagination. As described by one student, “his work is a long, earnest and continuing struggle to present music of integrity in a way that affirms our collective humanity.”
PLAY, SING AND DANCE—AN OVERVIEW OF ORFF SCHULWERK
This workshop will serve as an introduction to the dynamic approach to music and movement education known as Orff Schulwerk. With material ranging appropriate for children between ages three and fifteen and a wide variety of media (children’s games, body percussion, speech, song, movement, folk dance, drama and Orff instrument ensemble), we will play, sing and dance our way into understanding how the Orff approach serves the needs of children. Come prepared to both actively participate and reflect on the key ideas behind the experiences.
INTERY MINTERY—ORFF SCHULWERK AND LITERACY
Orff Schulwerk is well known for its use of speech, rhymes and poetry as a starting point for musical development. This workshop will explore precisely how language can benefit musical intelligence and how the Orff approach can support and enliven any literacy program.
NOW’S THE TIME: JAZZ FOR ALL AGES
One of our greatest cultural inheritances remains neglected in the world of general music because we haven’t considered how to make the complexities of jazz accessible to young children. Combining the Orff approach with a toes-up sequential development, we will learn simple jazz arrangements, with an emphasis on improvisation. Those who play band instruments should bring them to add to the ensemble.