Sarah Willner and Pam Hetrick

Sarah Willner specializes in culturally relevant pedagogy and arts integration. She works with children and teachers in Oakland Unified School District and Alameda County as an Orff specialist and music integration coach. She is President of Northern California Orff Association and has presented workshops at local and National Conferences. Sarah has studied and performed the music of Bali since 1988, with Gamelan Sekar Jaya in the San Francisco Bay area, and with many revered teachers in Bali, specializing in traditional and modern music for shadow theater (gender wayang). She performs with the contemporary shadow theater troupe, ShadowLight Productions in large-scale original works that have toured to major U.S. venues.

Pam Hetrick has performed with Gamelan Sekar Jaya with whom she toured Bali twice, Keith Terry Body Music Ensemble, and currently Adanu Habobo, a Vancouver based West African music and dance group. She received the American Keetman Grant to study tingklik music in Bali.

Pam and Sarah co-presented “Balinese Shadow Theatre and Musical Accompaniment” at the American Orff Schulwerk Association 2016 National Conference. They are currently writing a book for teachers, “Meong-Meong: Balinese Arts and Culture in the Classroom.”