Lavender’s Blue from Elemental ‘Ukulele

  Shortly after publication of Elemental ‘Ukulele, our new ‘ukulele book, we realized that the full score for the Orff arrangement of Lavender’s Blue is missing the second and third pages. As a way of fixing that mistake we’re offering the lesson here to everyone...

What Makes A Wildcat Wild

We are happy to offer you this “What Makes a Wildcat Wild?” lesson plan from Purposeful Pathways 3, by BethAnn Hepburn and Roger Sams, as a free gift from Music Is Elementary. This lesson is appropriate for students who are learning to play recorder and have B A G,...

Let Me Be A Bridge

Let Me Be a Bridge By Roger Sams Director of Publications Music Is Elementary     I’m an Orff Schulwerk teacher through and through. Not only has Orff Schulwerk impacted my teaching, it has impacted the way in which I process life. The honoring of creative...

IMEC 2018 Conference Notes

Beth Ann Hepburn Master Teacher at Streetsboro Schools & Music Education Specialist at Music is Elementary Purposeful Pathways: First Steps on the Path k-1 Learn More Orff, Unbarred: No Barred Percussion Necessary! Learn More Differentiated Instruction in the...

AMEA 2018 Conference Notes

Alabama Music Educators Conference Lorelei J. Batislaong Assistant Instructor Music and Human Learning, Ph.D Studies The University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music Instructor University of the Incarnate Word San Antonio, Texas National Association for Music...

Diddle Fiddle

  Diddle Fiddle is inspired by the little gems of Orff Schulwerk original source material written by Gunild Keetman. BethAnn Hepburn and Roger Sams created this lesson imitating Keetman’s instrumental canons. This lesson takes a literacy-based approach to...

The Individuality of Haydn

  Enjoy listening while you read! Joseph Haydn, (31st of March 1732-31st of May 1809) was born in Rohrau, on the Austro-Hungarian border, to Mathias, and Maria Haydn. Like many of the other Classical period Composers, Haydn wrote easy to remember melodies,...

Name Games – A Singing Game Lesson

Name Games By Judy Bond & Collected by Roger Sams Roger Sams, our Director of Publications, learned this delightful singing game from Judy Bond as an Orff Schulwerk Level I student at Hamline University in 1989 and used it at the beginning of every school year...

Circle Round The Zero – An Ukulele-Orff Lesson

An Orff Based Ukulele Lesson by Lorelei Batislaong         Lorelei Batislaong is currently working on an Orff Schulwerk based ukulele book that we hope to bring that to you some time during the coming school year. Here’s a sneak peek at her...

One Big Beautiful Earth – A Singing Lesson

In honor of Earth Day 2017 Roger Sams, our Director of Publications, has written this simple round for joyful singing. When singing in two parts, bring the second part in after eight beats. When singing in four parts, the groups should enter every four beats. If you’d...

Welcome!

We are happy to present you with our new site!  You will find that the overall look and functionality has greatly improved!   Let us tell you a little bit about our company: Our mission at Music is Elementary is to assist you in creating a unique musical...

IMEA Conference Handouts

A collection of handouts featured at the 2017 IMEA Music Conference by: Dr. Marla Butke Adjunct Professor, Otterbein University & Capital University Master Teaching Artist – American Eurhythmics Society Meaningful Movement: Dalcroze Eurhythmics – For...