Orff/Kodaly Program

Aaron Spector, Music Man Inc, Orff, Kodally, School Program

(Preschool - Kindergarten)

HANDS ON! I bring xylophone, metallophone, tympani drum, tom tom drums, cymbals, castanets, etc... Children in groups of 12-14 enjoy exploring improvisationally and playing specific accompaniment patterns (ostinatos) to songs we sing. They learn to sing while playing instruments, each song with its own style. In this way they develop basic beat, rhythm and pitch awareness and the group learns to cooperate in order to produce a sound they like. Sessions are often tape recorded to afford children the opportunity to hear themselves at their creative best.