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Sing, Say, Dance And Play: Orff In Aotearoa Whangarei 2020

February 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm


DATE: Monday February  24, 3.30 PM – 6.30 PM
VENUE: Old Library, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei

This workshop for teachers explores our identity in a variety of ways that can provide motivation for music and movement.  Through speaking, singing, moving and playing together we will explore and learn about the Orff approach with an Aotearoa flavour.
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Christoph Maubach  trained at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and had the privilege of being taught by mentors who were themselves appointed to positions by Carl Orff himself. After a stint as lecturer in music education at the Catholic University in Melbourne, Christoph decided to make Aotearoa/New Zealand his home. He is a vastly experienced Orff presenter who has run workshops in a range of countries. He is also a highly regarded conductor who has been associated with a number of choirs since settling in this country.

Debbie Graham is theprimary school Music, Dance and Drama teacher at Tauraroa Area School . She also teaches vocals to NCEA singing students and takes  a Junior and Senior Choir. Previously, Debbie was a tutor with Ngati Wai Education, learning traditional games and waiata to engage students.
Deb is an experienced  Musical Theatre performer, with her most memorable roles being Eponine in Les Miserables, Lucy in Jeckyll and Hyde, Grizabella in Cats and Madam Giry in The Phantom of the Opera,
She is a founding member of Opera North, having sung under the tuition of Joan Kennaway QMC
She has recently completed Level 2 Orff professional development and is implementing and adapting  many ideas based on the Orff approach into her school programme, using a Northland flavour.


February 24, 2020
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Whangarei Old Library
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