November workshop

The South Florida Orff Chapter presents a workshop featuring


Michael Roberts


“Rhythm……the engine

Melody…….. the direction

Improvisation…….the synthesis………..”


It’s time to IMPROVISE!  Does asking students to improvise seem like a daunting task? Well, after you attend this workshop you won’t think so!  Attendees will study the design of sequential activities leading to improvisation within a framework to achieve student success.  Teachers will explore how to increase effectiveness and time management through revisiting sequential activities beginning with rhythm, adding melodic structures, and allowing for individual representation of the learning through improvisation.

Michael Roberts currently teaches at P.K. Yonge Development Research School at the University of Florida. He teaches music and movement to children between five years old to fifth grade and elementary pedagogy to university undergraduate students.  He regularly provides workshops for Orff Chapters throughout the U.S. as well as presenting at State and National AOSA and MENC Conferences.  He is a National Board Certified Teacher in early childhood music education and is Master level certified in Orff Schulwerk education.

North Palm Beach Elementary School

401 Anchorage Dr. North Palm Beach, Florida 33408

Saturday, November 20, 2010, 9:00am-1:00pm (8:30 for coffee)

Directions to the school from the South:  I-95 North to Northlake Blvd. East to US-1.

Travel North to Anchorage and turn West. Go to first intersection. School is on NW corner.


RSVP to Michelle Berra at or 

Cost: Free for Members, $20 for non-members, Students: Free w/$3 copy fee

NEW SOUTH FLORIDA NETWORK!  Members of South Florida Orff have access to a private professional network site where they have access to message boards, chat rooms, lesson plans, and videos of all of the past clinicians!  Now you don’t have to worry if you miss a workshop- it’s available online!

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