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Strum it Up! - 21 Soprano Ukulele Pieces in Orff Style

By Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg (Book - $24.95) Available Now!

Ukuleles are a beautiful addition to elementary music classrooms. Your students will learn chord progressions, vocabulary, and how to accompany songs and melodies. The unique timbre of the Ukulele supports the child's singing voice and allows students to hear and sing harmony accurately.

This book integrates Ukuleles with other classroom instruments and has full Orff-style orchestrations for your Orff music classes. Some songs include creative movement, folk dances, improvisation, and unique folk style instruments. Some of these songs are perfect for your spoon, washtub, washboard, or limberjack players!

Supplemental materials are available on this website.You can download a booklet with copy-ready lyric sheets, Individual song sheets, and projection-ready visuals for your interactive whiteboards and LCD projectors. Purchasers can request login information. Purchasers with login information can go directly to the download site.

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Drum It Up!- 20 Classroom Drumming Pieces for K - 5

By Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg - (Book)  $24.95 - AVAILABLE NOW!

The 20 pieces in this book are sequential drumming pieces for hand drums, barrel drums, tubanos, congas, and small percussion.  You'll find everything from easy hand drum pieces using the echo process, to show stoppers with black light beaters or sock mallets circling and beating on giant barrel drums! 

All of these pieces are tried and true, used many times with great success with children and in Level courses, workshops, and conference sessions. Each piece comes with teaching suggestions that will start your creative juices flowing. 

"Teaching suggestions and form are merely ways for you to begin. As you play with the pieces and teaching processes, you and your students will discover new ways of teaching and learning within your own classroom percussion ensembles. In addition, student feedback can be a phenomenal way to create new and exciting extensions to these pieces. We encourage you to continuously “think outside the box” and to give your students the poetic license to do the same."

~Sandy and Gretchen


Creative Bits with Children's Lit

By Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg (Book - $24.95) Already a best seller! Available Now!

Creative Bits with Children's Lit

Favorite Children's Books with Orff Process Lesson Plans

Your favorite children's books come alive in your music classroom with the songs and creative lesson plans  developed by Sandy and Gretchen and presented successfully in level courses and conferences around the country.

Each book is read and embellished with songs, games, movement, puppetry, and drama. There's never been a better way to present important music concepts than through engaging young musicians with story, reading, and song.

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Creative Bits with Children's Lit

Drumming for the Little Ones

Kids with Autism CAN!

Watch some highlights of some of  Sandy and Gretchen's workshops and presentations. Black Light Lagoon Photos by Bob O'Lary.