2017-2018 HOA Workshops!!

Mark your calendars for the upcoming year of Heart of America Orff-Schulwerk workshops!

  • September 16, 2017: Share Session (free!)
  • October 14, 2017: Jennifer Donovan (local Orff teacher extraordinaire)
  • February 3, 2018: Artie Almeida (author of Mallet Madness & other great resources)
  • March 3, 2018: John Feierabend (author of First Steps and Conversational Solfege)

Begin to talk to your principals and PD chairs about getting your HOA workshops paid for by your district and/or building! If you pre-register, you get all these AMAZING clinicians for only $120!! (after you pay your $10 membership fee)

As always, invite any full-time college students that you know (above workshops costing $5 for *all* of them) and first year teachers ($10 for *all* of the workshops).

See you there!

*NEW* location for this Saturday’s workshop!


Due to a scheduling error beyond our control, we need to move our Feb. 4th workshop location.  We will be holding our Andrew Ellingsen workshop at Franklin Smith Elementary.  It is in the same school district and only a few miles away from our regular location. See location here. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility.  It will be a great day of music making. 

Don’t forget to bring a hand drum! 

See you Saturday!

2016-17 Workshops: Meg Tietz, Andrew Ellingsen and the Amidons!

More great workshops ahead:

2016-17 HOA workshops:

September 17, 2016 – Chapter Share Session

October 8, 2016 – Meg Tietz

February 4, 2017 – Andrew Ellingsen

March 4, 2017 – Peter and Mary Alice Amidon

You may also be interested in some of these elementary music teacher workshops and classes that will be offered near Kansas City this summer:

AOSA has Orff levels courses offered during the summer all over the country.  Click below to see the dates and places:

AOSA Orff levels courses

Baker University in Baldwin City will offer Orff level 2 training July 11-22:

Level 2 training at Baker University

World Music Drumming will offer WMD level 1 and WMD Curriculum Update in KCK June 6-10:

World Music Drumming in Kansas City

Lynn Kleiner will offer Music Rhapsody training in Overland Park, KS June 18-21:

Lynn Kleiner’s Music Rhapsody in Kansas City

The Kansas Orff Chapter will host Chris Judah-Lauder July 29-30:

Chris Judah-Lauder at KOC’s Orff and Running


Rob Amchin – March 5

Bring your recorder and a hand drum for this exciting workshop!  

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Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education at the University of Louisville as well as the concentration coordinator of music education. He is still an active teacher of children in the Kentucky area as an artist-in-residence, guest music teacher and preschool teacher. Dr. Amchin has extensive training including studies at the Orff Institute (Salzburg) and has taught Orff teacher-training courses, master classes and workshops at the local, state and national level. He has published many collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children including Modal Mosaic, a set of original compositions and lesson plans for older general music classrooms.