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建立: 2013-09-02, 週一 22:33
作者 Narelle Gillie

Orff-Schulwerk Workshop with Werner Beidinger Taipei

Having just returned from my summer vacation, this workshop was a great opportunity, both to refresh my mind with the practice of Orff-Schulwerk in the elementary music classroom, and to enjoy some collaborative music-making with like-minded musical educators and tertiary students.

Herr Beidinger is a master of the practice of this method of musical instruction. Our three-day experience included greeting activities, exploration of rhythm patterns using speech, song, body percussion, dance, and ensemble-playing using both un-pitched and pitched percussion instruments – all the essential elements of Orff-Schulwerk. Herr Beidinger led us smoothly from one segment to another, using connecting themes or motives to experiment with role-playing and creative movement, and inspiring us with a broad range of ethnic musical compositions.

Of particular interest to me were the activities exploring a change of rhythmic meter – Herr Beidinger demonstrated how these could be successfully used in the average music classroom, even with fairly young students. I was also rather taken by his adaptation of the story of King Jumpy (Der König Hüpf by Helme Heine), and his inspired combination of hoops and scarves to create large, colored circular props. In both of these activities he employed a wide variety of interesting musical recordings, and guided us in using simple yet effective interpretive movement.

I can highly recommend Herr Beidinger as an Orff-Schulwerk presenter. He has an engaging manner, an assuring sense of ease with the material he presented, and maintained a consistently well-paced program throughout the three days of the workshop. I can hardly wait to try some of these creative ideas out in my own classes. My thanks also go to the Taiwan Orff-Schulwerk Association for arranging this motivating event.

 

Narelle Gillie-Morgan. Lower School Music Teacher Taipei American School