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Sing, Move and Play: An Integrated Approach to Music – Whangarei

16 Sep 2019
Monday September 16, 3.30pm – 6.00pm
Participants will engage with wholistic, interactive music activities, using Orff pedagogy, mainly based around an accessible Te Reo theme.
Event type: 
Old Library
7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei


Using a contemporary NZ children’s story, participants will learn how to engage students in imitating and creating music and movement, in response to the stories motivation.  Participants will be scaffolded to work collaboratively, to create a movement and music ensemble piece, using voice, percussion and barred instruments.


Debbie Graham is the primary school Music, Dance and Drama teacher at Tauraroa Area School . She also teaches vocals to NCEA singing students and takes  a Junior and Senior Choir.  Deb is an experienced  Musical Theatre performer and has recently been Mary in JC Superstar, Grace in Annie and Madam Giry in The Phantom of the Opera, all staged in Whangarei in 2018 and 2019.  She has recently completed Level 2 Orff professional development and is implementing and adapting  many ideas based on the Orff approach into her school programme, using a Northland flavour.

This workshop is funded by the Networks of Expertise.

Written by

Orff New Zealand Aotearoa

7 Aug 2019