Creative Bits with Children's Lit by Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg at Beatin' Path Publications Music Moments to Teach Academics by Kerri Lynn Nichols Once A Around by Kerri Lynn Nichols Ring, Sing & Play by Kerri Lynn Nichols at Beatin' Path Publications Music for Dancers by Kerri Lynn Nichols at Beatin' Path Publications Ensemble by Brent M. Holl at Beatin' Path Publications Canons Too! by Brent M. Holl at Beatin' Path Publications Simply Speaking by Sue Mueller at Beatin' Path Publications Simply Beginning by Sue Mueller at Beatin' Path Publications Autumn Songs by Robert A. Amchin at Beatin' Path Publications Spring Songs by Robert A. Amchin at Beatin' Path Publications Forgotten Treasures by Konnie Saliba Circle 'Round the Zero by Maureen Kennedy

Robert A. Amchin

Modal Mosaic

Modal Mosaic - Modal Pieces with Lesson Plans for Orff Classes (Book/CD ROM) by Robert A. AmchinModal Pieces with Lesson Plans for Orff Classes $34.95 (Book) - Preview

The classic modes are perfect vehicles for improvisation! These short pieces with complete Orff process lesson plans can kick start your students' composition and improvisation skills. Throw in some mixed-meters, and the receipe is complete! You'll soon have a fine stew of student-created, mystical, modal music that students will love. Suitable for grades 4 - 8.  A CD ROM is included with full color visuals, full scores, and keynote and powerpoint presentations ready for your classroom.  Full quality audio files for each piece are included to enhance your movement activities and create dances.

Konnie Saliba

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasures - Folk Songs, Games, and Activities for Orff Classes Grades K-6 (Book) by Konnie SalibaFolk Songs, Games, and Activities for Orff Classes Grades K-6 $29.95 (Book) - Preview

Folk songs, dances, and singing games that Orff master teacher, Konnie Saliba, has used in workshops, conferences, and Orff courses around the country are highlighted in Forgotten Treasures. Konnie's mastery of the Orff process and orchestration makes this collection of American and world folk songs as well as some seasonal songs and singing games an instant classic. Ideal for grades 3 - 6. - See more...

Maureen Kennedy

Circle 'Round the Zero

Circle 'Round the Zero (Book) - Play Chants and Singing Games of City Children by Maureen KennedyPlay Chants  and Singing Games of City Children $29.95 (Book) - Preview

This classic collection from Maureen Kennedy was first published in 1974. This brand new edition has been revised and edited to present classic children's songs, games, jump rope chants, and clapping games. - See more...

Kerri Lynn Nichols

Music Moments To Teach Academics

Music Moments to Teach Academics (Book) by Kerri Lynn Nichols$49.95 (Book)

This text, designed for classroom teachers as well as music specialists, is a source book of activities and practical ideas to help teachers integrate music and movement into the curriculum to enhance learning. The introductory chapters illuminate conceptual teaching, fundamental movement pattern theory, and three approaches to integrating music as an intelligence: supplemental, cognitive and social-emotional. Remaining chapters are organized by subject including math, science, language arts, social studies, visual art and wellness. A 68-page resource section provides teachers with additional support for music experiences. - See more...

Once A Round

15 Rounds for Young Voices

(Book - BPP-KOAR - $24.95)

Once A Round - 15 Rounds for Young Voices by Kerri Lynn Nichols

This is a collection of fifteen original rounds for beginning and intermediate voices written and arranged by Kerri Lynn Nichols. Covering themes from the "A-B-C's" to "Let Your Voice Be Heard", melodies in various styles are arranged a Capella, with Orff settings or piano/guitar accompaniments. The book includes several suggestions for creatively working with rounds to enhance any musical experience. Enjoy these rounds, sure to make you giggle or shed a tear. - See more...

Ring, Sing, & Play

(Book - BPP-KRSP - $29.95)

Ring, Sing, & Play by Kerri Lynn Nichols

SONOR chime bars provide a great way for families to come together for a fun activity that involves everyone regardless of age or skill. From singing and accompanying favorite tunes to creating music and playing games, families have the opportunity to interact in a whole new way. Prominently displayed, the chime bars become a conversation starter for visiting guests. The mellow timbre enhances the peaceful ambiance of any home.

Teachers can use SONOR chime bars to motivate their students and teach academic concepts from the curriculum. For instance, a first grade teacher may ask a student to add 3 + 5 and give the answer by striking the chime bar 8 times. While studying sentences, the students could play the chime bar where the appropriate punctuation (period or comma) should occur while reading the sentence aloud. Chime bar activities can also be used for transition times or as incentives for completing other work. Music educators use the chime bars to teach the concepts of rhythm, melody, form, timbre and texture with ease. See more...

Music For Dancers

Coming Soon!

(Book - BPP-M4D - $49.95)

Music for Dancers by Kerri Lynn Nichols

This text presents the elements and concepts of music through movement experiences and language. Using an inclusive teaching model, the musical elements are explored through multiple intelligences. The unique and beautiful illustrations provide a visual link for each concept. This book includes a chapter for each musical element as well as singing, listening and drumming, 28 lesson plans, sheet music, extensive resource lists and a conceptual discography.- See more..

Brent M. Holl

Ensemble

Ensemble - Pieces for Orff Ensemble for Grades 4 - 8 ( Book/CD) by Brent M. Holl$24.95 (Book/CD) Pieces for Orff Ensemble, Grades 4 - 8

The series includes traditional sounding Orff arrangements, marimba music, etudes for technique, and multi-cultural pieces. Forms such as the chaccone, theme and variations, rondo, canon, and arrangements of fiddle tunes from Appalachia and Ireland are included.

The book includes a CD of studio recordings and live performances of the pieces.

Canons Too!

Canons Too! - An Active Study in Part Singing for Grades 4 - 8 (Book) by Brent M. Holl$12.95 (Book) An Active Study in Part Singing for Grades 4 - 8

This collection of eleven canons with lesson plans is suitable for young children in third through eighth grades. Six of the songs are arranged for Orff instruments. Each canon also has copying privileges so you can make every child a copy.  All songs work equally well a cappella or with Orff instruments. Teaching Suggestions and Lesson Plans for some of the songs are included.

Sue Mueller

Simply Speaking

$24.95 (Book/CD ROM) Speech Activities for Music Classes Grades K - 5Simply Speaking - Speech Activities for Music Classes Grades K - 5 (Book/CD ROM) by Sue Mueller

A great new music teaching resource presenting 14 activities for the music classroom centered around the idea of speech, chants, and word rhythms.

The activities are arranged in Orff Style with lesson plans and objectives, teaching suggestions, and a useful glossary of terms. Sue has correlated the lessons to the MENC Nationals Standards. A CD-ROM is included with full-color and black and white visuals to supplement each lesson. The visuals are suitable for your presentation software or your interactive whiteboard.

Simply Beginning

$29.95 (Book/CD ROM) Activities to Begin Music Classes for Grades K - 5Simply Beginning - Activities to Begin Music Classes for Crades K-5 (Book CD ROM) by Sue Mueller

Simply Beginning is filled with activities and suggestions for beginning each new type of activity in the school year.  You'll have a lesson to begin your soprano recorder class, and introduction to Alto Recorder, some great new begin-the-year activities, and more.

The book is grounded in Orff Schulwerk process and includes the elements: exploration, imitation, improvisation, and literacy. Included are  lesson plans, objectives, teaching suggestions and a glossary of terms. A CD-ROM is included with full-color and black and white visuals suitable for your presentation software, your interactive whiteboard, or for printing hard copies.

Robert A. Amchin

Autumn Songs

$13.95 (Book) Music from Around the World for Orff EnsembleAutumn Songs - Music From Around the World for Orff Ensemble (Book) by Robert A. Amchin

Beautiful songs and instrumental pieces about Autumn from around the world Orff ensemble. Lesson plans and teaching suggestions are included for each song. A perfect resource for every elementary music teacher!

Spring Songs

$24.95 (Book/CD ROM) Music from Around the World for Orff EnsembleSpring Songs - Music From Around the World for Orff Ensemble (Book/CDROM) by Robert A. Amchin

Beautiful songs and instrumental pieces for Orff ensemble about Spring from around the world. Included are lesson plans and teaching suggestions and a CD-ROM with full color visuals in .jpg and .tif formats for your interactive whiteboard or for making transparencies.

Two versions of each visual are also on the CDROM, one with rich color for your whiteboard, the other black and white for transparencies.

Also included are full scores in .tif and .pdf formats. Each full score can be imported into your presentation software or printed using one of these formats if you wish to emphasize note reading.

Danai D. Apostolidou-Gagné

Singing Wind, Breathing Drum

$14.95 (Book) Songs and Recorder Pieces with Orff Instruments and Drums Singing Wind, Breathing Drum - Songs and Recorder Pieces with Orff Instruments and Drums (Book) by Danai D. Apostolidou-Gagné

These activities emphasize poetry combined with melodies and exciting accompaniments that will motivate and energize your music classes. The accompaniments include traditional Orff arrangements, recorder and drum ensembles. Some of the pieces feature only recorders with and without accompaniment, while some are for unison, 2- and 3-part voices with Orff instrument accompaniment.

Greek Myths in Modes  (With Judith Thomas-Solomon)

$34.95 (Book/CD ROM) Exploration through Speech, Rhythm, Movement, and Modes Greek Myths in Modes - Exploration through Speech, Rhythm, Movement and Modes (Book/CDROM) by Danai D. Apostolidou-Gagné and Judith Thomas-Solomon

This collection of Greek Myths has been adapted through the use of music, movement, speech play, and modes in an open-ended, elemental style for grades 4-5-6. They have been modeled in the spirit Carl Orff intended, where there is room for personal invention and improvisation by both teacher and student. The dramas were developed in contrasting styles to be used as separate units, or as complementary groupings for longer programmatic use.

We've included a CD ROM that contains audio files, Actor/Narrator scripts, visuals, full scores and more!

Download a full description with pricing and order information.

Judy Sills

Canadiana

and Canadiana, Encore!

$13.95 (Book) Songs and Activities from the Canadian Heritage for Orff EnsemblesCanadiana Encore! Songs and Activities from the Canadian Heritage for Orff Ensemble (Book) by Judy SillsCanadiana - Songs and Activities from the Canadian Heritage for Orff Ensembles (Book)  by Judy Sills

These books are brand new revision of Judy Sill’s classic books of arrangements of folk songs and dances from the Canadian heritage. Both books are laid out with complete lesson plans including objectives, process, and extension possibilities plus full scores for every activity. Canadiana and Canadiana, Encore contain a variety of folk songs that teach rhythm, beat, melody, and meter by singing, playing the Orff instruments, dancing and creating!

A Musical Treat That's Fun to Beat

$14.95 (Book) The Poetry of Dennis Lee set in the Orff Style A Musical Treat That's Fun to Beat - The Poetry of Dennis Lee set in Orff Style (Book) by Judy Sills

This book is a collection of 22 selected poems by Dennis Lee from his books, Alligator Pie, Garbage Delight, Jelly Belly and The Ice Cream Store. They have been orchestrated in the Orff style as speech pieces, songs, hand games, or full orchestrations. Some pieces include choreographed folk-style dances. The subject matter is current, using topics of interest to children. The rhymes are clever and catchy, and the images he portrays are humorous and easily learned by children.

Free Web Songs

Free Web Songs by Judy Sills

(Web Download Only) Judy has collected songs with Orff orchestrations and full lesson plans for this free web book. The tunes have been used in Judy's presentations at workshops and conferences around the USA and Canada.

All of these songs and activities are previously unpublished. Help yourself!

Patrick Ware

Here's Two

$24.95 (Book/CD ROM) Original Jazz Tunes for the Orff ClassroomHere's Two Original Jazz Tunes for the Orff Classroom (Book/CDROM) by Patrick Ware

Patrick's new book of original Jazz tunes for Orff classes contain teaching suggestions, lesson plans, and full scores for the teacher, listening recommendations and lots of helpful information about jazz styles. A CD ROM is included with audio files of each piece along with full scores, instrument parts and individual and solo set-ups for each instrument.

Michael R. Nichols

Let's Sing and Play a Dozen

$24.95 (Book) Songs and Activities for Recorders and Orff EnsembleLet's Sing and Play a Dozen - Songs and Activities for Recorders and Orff Ensemble (Book/CDROM) by Michael R. Nichols

Let's Sing and Play a Dozen includes lesson plans, objectives, and a CD-ROM with full color visuals in .jpg and .tif formats for your interactive whiteboard or for making transparencies. Two versions of each visual are included, one with rich color for your whiteboard, the other black and white for transparencies. Full scores are included in .tif and .pdf formats. Each full score can be imported into your presentation software or printed using one of these formats if you wish to emphasize note reading.

Make Way to Sing and Play

$24.95 (Book) Songs and Activities for Recorders and Orff EnsembleMake Way to Sing and Play - Songs and Activities for Recorders and Orff Ensemble (Book/CD ROM) by Michael R. Nichols

14 Brand new arrangements and original songs are presented in this latest book by Master Orff Teacher, Michael Nichols. This book continues in the style of his last book, Let's Sing and Play a Dozen. With complete lesson plans, full Orff instrument orchestrations and a part in every song for the Soprano Recorder, these activities are a wonderful way to reinforce valuable skills students are learning in grades 3 - 6.

Make Way to Sing and Play includes a CD ROM with full scores in landscape mode for easy projection on your whiteboard and instructional visuals presented on full-color slides. Each visual is also presented as a .pdf file for easy printing. Students will love to sing, dance, and play these sparkling songs and arrangements.

Jane Barbe

Strategies for Success

$29.95 (Book) Building an Elementary Music ProgramStrategies for Success - Building an Elementary Music Probram (Book) by Jane Barbe

A supplemental resource for college methods classes, student teachers, new and veteran teachers. This book provides essential classroom strategies in the design of Orff Schulwerk that apply in your everyday teaching, addressing each aspect of creating and maintaining a successful music program.

The book includes how to develop lesson plans, prepare for concerts, plan the school year, manage the classroom.

Chris Judah-Lauder

Hand Drums on the Move

$13.95 (Book) Hand Drum Activities for Grades 1 - 8Hand Drums on the Move - Hand Drum Activities for Grades 1 - 8 (Book) by Chris Judah-Lauder

This best-selling book of activities for hand drums is the result of years of classroom work with children. The pieces are written in musical score alongside the teaching process for easy reference, ideal for a beginning teacher or someone new to hand drums. Experienced teachers will also find that these 14 pieces will energize and motivate their elementary and middle school music classes.

to drum

$13.95 (Book) Hand Drum Activities for Grades 1 - 8to drum - Hand Drum Activities fo Grades 1 - 8 (Book) by Chris Judah-Lauder

This book is laid out with extensive lesson plans including objectives, process, and extension possibilities. Full scores are given for every activity along with suggestions for visuals. Twelve varied and interesting activities that teach rhythm, beat, meter by drumming, creating, and moving will take your music classes by storm!

Canya Conga?

$19.95 (Book/CD ROM) Drumming Activities for Grades 4 - 8 Canya Conga? - Drumming Activities for Grades 4 - 8 (Book/CD ROM) by Chris Judah-Lauder

This book is laid out with extensive lesson plans including objectives, process, and extension possibilities plus full scores for every activity. The activities are designed for any kind of drum including home-made drums. 

A disc is included with each book containing image files of each full size music score and a full-color visual of each drum activity suitable for making transparencies or for use on an interactive whiteboard or presentation station.

Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg

Drum It Up!

$24.95 (Book) 20 Classroom Drumming Activities for Grades K - 5Drum it Up! - 20 Classroom Drumming Activities for Grades K - 5 (Book) by Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg

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 detailed lesson plans and teaching suggestions that will start your creative juices flowing.

Creative Bits with Children's Lit

$24.95 (Book) Favorite Children's Books with Orff Process Lesson PlansCreative Bits with Children's Lit - Favorite Children's Book with Orff Process Lesson Plans (Book) by Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg

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.