Chris's hand drumming books for elementary and middle school music classes are simply the best available. All are available here and all use the Orff process including complete lesson plans. Take a look at her recent book for Orff Ensemble using the modes! Chris is hard at work on a new collection of druming pieces soon available, Drum With a Passion. Look at a preview.
Contact Chris if you would like to invite her to present a workshop or lead an in-service training session for your teachers or students.
|Chris's ensemble playing Song of Storms in the Dorian Mode.|
Chris Judah-Lauder lives in Dallas, Texas and is retired after teaching 40 years of General Music, K-8th grade, Orff, Recorder and Drum Ensembles at Clay Middle School, South Bend, Indiana; St. Lawrence School, Indianapolis, Indiana and Good Shepherd Episcopal School, Dallas, Texas.
Chris has the designation of Master Teacher with Indiana University from South Bend, Indiana. Chris is a Past President of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and has chaired two National AOSA Conferences; 2009 in Milwaukee and 2017 in Fort Worth, TX. She is an endorsed teacher education instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and has been on faculty at Trinity University in Texas, VanderCook College School of Music in Chicago, Michigan Orff Collage in Detroit, Michigan and North Dakota State University.
Chris presents Master Orff Courses throughout the country and is currently serving as a consultant for several Title One schools, working directly in the classroom with the music teacher. She is an active clinician for in-service staff developments, Level Courses, Orff Schulwerk Chapters, State Music Education Conferences and international workshops. Chris has seventeen publications and is a senior author for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill.