Reflection from August 2018 Masterclass

2, 4, 8, 16…An Orff Circle, presented by Debra Giebelhaus-Maloney

The Orff masterclass experience this past summer was incredible. Debra Giebelhaus-Maloney created an inclusive and collaborative environment where we were invited into the making, performing and even creating of music, followed by meaningful reflecting on what we had just experienced.  The activities were like what I always dream best practice Orff would look like in my own teaching, and hearing her share her success stories made it seem attainable for me as well to take back the ideas and have similar success in my own teaching environment. The cross-curricular connections explored were excellent and practical, and the opportunity to connect both with Debra herself and with new colleagues was so useful. I am really glad to have been able to participate in such a special course.


Elementary music educator