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Ready or Not Here We Come…

The new school year is right around the corner and the Fox Valley Orff  Chapter has a fantastic line-up of workshops this year to refresh your classroom.  We will be meeting again at Country Trails Elementary School just outside of … Continue reading

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Next Workshop- Saturday, November 18th 2017- Preschool Music: Building the Foundation through Exploration and Play

The excitement of the beginning of the school year is passed.  I don’t know about your classroom but it seems every pencils eraser has disappeared. It is about this time each year that a lesson idea refresher is due to … Continue reading

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2017-2018 Workshop Schedule

School has begun. The weather has begun cooling down. It is time to refresh yourself with a some professional development.  We have had a schedule change so this year our first workshop will be October 14th. We are welcoming Dr. … Continue reading

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Orff Schulwerk ‘Round the School Year.

The warm weather and crocus bulbs signal that spring has arrived. And with the coming of spring we look forward to our last Fox Valley workshop of the year.  We have had a couple of changes for the April workshop … Continue reading

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Join us on Saturday for Movement with Peter Hinch!

Saturday, October 8th will be our next workshop with Peter Hinch, presenting “Adventures in Movement.” The workshop begins at 10 a.m. at Country Trail Elementary School in Elgin. Several years ago, while doing some spring cleaning, Peter found a collection … Continue reading

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Doug Goodkin this Saturday!

This coming Saturday, September 17th, is the workshop with Doug Goodkin that is being held jointly with Greater Chicago Orff Schulwerk Association. It will be at Concordia University in River Forest. There is a free parking garage (Visitors lot #5) … Continue reading

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Start the School Year Off Right with the Creative Betsy Kipperman!

Playing with Pieces August 27,2016      Broaden your pedagogical understanding through the Schulwerk-singing, saying, dancing, and playing. Betsy Kipperman teaches general music class and children’s choirs in the D.C. area. She has attended the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria … Continue reading

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2016-2017 Workshops

Come join us for the 2016 – 2017 school year in our new location at Country Trails Elementary School in Elgin. The following workshops are scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year: • August 27, 2016 – Betsy Kipperman presents “Playing … Continue reading

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Rachel Aupperle, April 23: Movement and Dance for Lower and Upper Elementary

As we enter Spring and the last leg of the school year, we invite you to join us for our fourth and final workshop of the year!! RACHEL AUPPERLE has been working with children in grades K–8 for the past … Continue reading

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Chapter Share 2016!!!!

Come one, come all! Join us on Saturday, February 6, 2016 for our annual chapter share.  We will sing, dance, play, speak,  and more!  Specifically speaking we will explore meter through movement, play a few recorder pieces (bring yours along), … Continue reading

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