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Cyndee Giebler workshop 9/17/16

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Saturday, September 17, 2016   9:00a.m.   to 1:00p.m. (8:30 breakfast)

Location: David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center

15000 Bay Vista Boulevard, North Miami, Florida 33181

Cyndee Giebler lives and teaches in northeast Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and  completed her master’s degree at the University of St.Thomas in St.Paul, Minn. She completed all three Orff Levels at the University of St. Thomas and has taken master classes with Steve Calantropio and Richard Gill. She has presented workshops for American Orff-Schulwerk Association chapters around the country as well as state, regional , and national converntions. Cyndee teaches Level II at the Uarts/Villanova University Summer Music Masters Program in Pennsylvania. In her spare time, Cyndee enjoys composing and arranging music for classroom, chorus and elementary strings.

Sing, Dance, Play at our next workshop called “Mining the Volumes”.  Cyndee  will be touching on the many wonderful treasures that  our traditional  MUSIC FOR CHILDREN  volumes contain.  Bring your recorder, and a spirit of adventure as we go mining for musical gems. Your students will love creating master pieces from these music selections that you will bring back to your school.

Cost: $30 for 1 workshop, OR $55 for yearly membership (4 workshops)

Please RSVP to Claudia Lusararian at


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Fun Friday!

Amazing and Strange Instruments

Head over to Popular Science to see a great article about the 9 strangest instruments!

This would be fun for your students to see. They would have lots of fun talking about how the instruments worked and what inspired their inventor. This would be a great starting point for an instrument project. The students could design their own strange instrument and describe what it was made of, how it made a sound, what does it sound like, and what inspired them to create it. Bonus points go to the students who create their own model to bring into the class!

I remember I had a students create a guitar/recorder – a Guitorder, and bring a model to class. It was hysterical! He was so excited. Have you done a project like this in your class? How did it go?

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Fun Friday!

Pumpkin, Pumpkin

I saw this idea at

Music a la Abbott: Pumpkin Pumpkin

She has a great lesson that turns this song into a mixer (similar to Bow, wow, wow). She also has listed an extension activity with a “mystery song” and preparing 16th notes.

Do you have any favorite Halloween or Pumpkin songs that you would like to share with us? Please send me an email and I’ll post it!