Play-songs and games with music, movement and play materials provide a wealth of opportunities for singing, playing, moving, creating and learning. Extending these can widen experience in sensory awareness, language, listening, visualisation and communication. The Orff approach to singing, dancing and playing is multi-sensory, active and creative, and includes all players with their individual abilities and is therefore suitable for groups of mixed ability. Using various instruments, movement, voice as well as stimulating material not only goals in music and movement can be achieved but also in perception, social learning and communication. This workshop will present a number of play-songs and their extensions primarily for children from 4 – 11 years (with and without disabilities) but adaptable for other ages and abilities.
Shirley Day Salmon studied Music at York University, England (with John Paynter and others) and trained as an early years and primary teacher (PCGE, London University). Since moving to Austria, she has developed further expertise in music therapy, sign language and inclusive education and acquired a masters in educational science (University of Innsbruck, Austria). She has worked with many ages and abilities including deaf and hard of hearing; children in residential homes with behavioural problems; children and adults with and without disabilities in mainstream and more specialised contexts. She has taught at the Orff Institute, Salzburg since 1984 and has been director of the postgraduate university course “ Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk” at the Orff Institute since 2006. She teaches on summer courses at the Orff Institute, teaches and lectures nationally and internationally and has published books ( e.g. Hallo Children. A collection of songs and related activities for children aged 4 -9. Schott 2007) and numerous articles in journals.
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