While working in an elementary school with an annual music budget of $250, author Amelia Garbisch developed the lesson plans and activities found within this book based on Orff Schulwerk, but left out the expensive instruments. In fact, the activities presented here require none of the expensive instruments teachers so often associate with Orff Schulwerk. If you are an elementary or middle school general music teacher who is operating on a limited annual budget, but you want to incorporate Orff Schulwerk philosophy and methodology – look no further!
Orff On a Budget is a book for music educators who try to make the most of a music program on a limited budget. Contents include detailed arrangements and activity plans to help music educators incorporate songs, chants, games, movement, and activities based on the Orff Schulwerk philosophy. The book highlights the Orff Schulwerk mantra of “Sing, Say, Dance, and Play” and provides teachers with tools to bring each of those four pedagogical ideals into their classroom. Music educators will find this book full of both activities to immediately use with students, and a how-to on writing lessons and arranging songs to work with their classroom resources.