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Music From Five Continents

This new course gathers over 40 years of work collecting material from diverse cultures that is playable, singable and danceable by children of all ages. Drawing from Doug’s work at The San Francisco School, this course features: 

•Games, songs, dances and body percussion practices from every continent 

• Pieces arranged for the Orff Ensemble and recorder 

• A development sequence following the Schulwerk idea of moving from the pentatonic to the modal to the harmonic 

• Imaginative ways to extend the material with an integrated arts approach 

• Introduction to authentic instruments from diverse cultures that can be integrated with the Orff ensemble 

• Cultural background and context


Monday, August 24, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, August 28, 2020 - 4:30pm

St. Frances De Sales School

6656 Balmoral Street, Burnaby

Teaching children and adults in some 45 countries for some 45 years, Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk. In addition to his long tenure teaching children at The San Francisco School, Doug is the director of the San Francisco International Orff Course, the founder of the Jazz/ Orff Course, Doug Goodkin & the Pentatonics Jazz Band, Pentatonic Press, the SF School Intern Program and a frequent guest teacher at The Orff Institute in Salzburg and in the Orff-Afrique Course in Ghana. He writes a daily blog Confessions of a Traveling Music Teacher and is the author of ten books (most recently Teach Like It's Music). Doug received the Pro Merito Award from the Orff Foundation in Munich in 2000 and the AOSA Distinguished Service Award in 2018.