Workshop 10.1.11

South Florida Orff Features a Workshop with …

Meg Tietz


Meg Tietz has taught elementary and middle school students in both public and private settings over the past nine years.  She currently teaches grades 1-7 at The Key School, in Annapolis, MD, where she also serves as Co-Head of the Music Department.  Meg completed her Masters in Music Education with a concentration in Orff at the University of St. Thomas in 2009.  She has presented for local chapters, MMEA, and the National AOSA Conference. 

“Playful Process!”

When people talk about Orff Schulwerk, especially if they are not Orff teachers themselves, the description often centers on the use of the Orff Instrumentarium.  However, as Orff practitioners, we know that these instruments, while delightfully enjoyed by children and adults alike, are only a fraction of what Orff is all about. We know that the truly magical part is really in the process, the playful exploration and discovery that is inherent within the Schulwerk.  In fact, although many of the pieces found in the primary source materials of Orff and Keetman are written for the barred instruments, they are not limited to use in that media alone.  This workshop will explore pieces, poetry, and activities through all four media: singing, saying, dancing, and playing, and through each of the four levels of experience: imitation, exploration, improvisation and creation.

David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center

15000 Bay Vista Boulevard

North Miami, FL 33181


Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9:00am-1:00pm (8:30 for coffee)

Directions: DLK8 is located just off Biscayne Boulevard.  Go east on 151st St.  As you go around the bend you will see the school on your right.  Dade teachers: Look for registration for MPP on the menu and registration system.


Cost: Free for Members, $30 for non-members, Students: Free w/$3 copy fee.


One response to “Workshop 10.1.11

  1. Gustavo Andres Lezcano

    I tried the 4 chairs approach to teach music rhythms focusing on eighth and quarter note patterns with some special education students. It was fun for them, being turned into notes themselves, and clapping out the rhythms. I also incorporated my “invisible maracas” and we all had a great time. A big thanks to Jim Solomon for all the inspiration.

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