Jeff Henson

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"I have a passion for Orff-Schulwerk and the magical things it does for children."
 
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NOW AVAILABLE ON TpT AS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD! GREAT BIG HOUSE! is a collection of folk songs of various cultures, arranged for Orff instruments, recorder, and voices and designed to be learned in a short amount of time. Students will love these
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A crowd-pleasing favorite! "Troika" is an original Orff instrumental piece intended for wintertime performance, but can be played anytime of the year. Melodic/Harmonic form is based on Pentatonic. The form consists of an intro followed by AB
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Arirang for Orff Instruments, Recorder, and Unison voices, paints a musical picture that captures the mystical mood of the hills and forests of Korea. Gentle mallet parts are combined unique percussive sounds to represent forest elements. This work
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CRAZY JINGLE BELLS! is a fun and comical treatment of the classic Holiday song, Jingle Bells. When included in a winter concert, it provides a great opportunity to add some musical humor to your holiday performance and give students a chance to have
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Written for Orff Instruments and Unison voices, “Chicken On The Fencepost” is a party song from the USA. The ’clip-clop’ sound of the horse’s hoofs played on the temple blocks, giving the arrangement a “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” character. Add
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Composed for Orff Instruments, “An Island Girl Goes To Alabama” is an arrangement that uses the folk song, Alabama Gal, but with a Caribbean flair, creating a unique stylistic treatment of the melody. Syncopation is the music theory instructional
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VERY POPULAR WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS! Composed for Orff instruments, “Masquerade Ball” is an original work inspired by the orchestral work, "In The Hall of The Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg. It is comprised of contrasting sections with musical
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Island Jam is an exciting and fun piece influenced by the rhythms of the caribbean islands and brazilian carnival music. Island Jam also features a non-pitched percussion “jam” section and includes a section where students can improvise a short solo
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SWEET SIXTEENTHS is written for Orff instruments and is a fun piece in a Mozart-like style designed to improve performance skills and literacy in the use of reading and playing sixteenth notes in groupings of four as well as improving the double
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“Oh árbol de Navidad” (O Christmas Tree) uses syncopated Latin rhythms to energize and re-imagine this traditional German Carol. Spice up your winter program with the sounds of latin percussion instruments combined with the traditional Orff
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Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND! Sample Pack is collections of rhythmic speech pieces for the book of the same name. Use the included PROMO CODE to save $5.00 on purchasing the complete Book/CD package at www.playgroundmusicandbooks.com. Rhymes,
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CRAZY JINGLE BELLS! is a fun and comical treatment of the classic Holiday song, Jingle Bells. When included in a winter concert, it provides a great opportunity to add some musical humor to your holiday performance and give students a chance to have
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One of the most beautiful and haunting traditional songs, "Peace Round" for Orff Instruments and voices captures both of these powerful elements in a simple arrangement suitable for daily classroom use and especially effective for showcasing in
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Add some fun, humor, and excitement to your next Orff instrument performance! “The Mitty Matty Rag” is a traditional song that has been re-imagined in the style of Ragtime music and inspired by the world’s great Ragtime Xylophonist and composer,
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From the popular book, Great Big House and Other Folk Songs, This a la carte version of Mango Walk has been "upgraded" to include additional instruments, as well as re-written parts. Great as a class project or full-blown concert feature, and ideal
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jeff has been an elementary school music educator since 1998. He holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Masters certification in Orff-Schulwerk. He has been five-time director of the Honors Orff Ensemble for the Hillsborough County Elementary Fine Arts Festival and has also served as guest conductor for the honors Orff ensembles and choirs in Pasco County, Florida. Mr. Henson conducts workshops on the use of Orff instruments in the music classroom, is a professional percussionist and freelance performer and composes/arranges original works for Orff ensembles as well as arranging folk/pop/jazz music for Orff instruments.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Orff-Schulwerk pedagogical methods.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Awarded Elementary Music Educator of The Year by his school district. Awarded the Governor's "Shine" award for inspirational teaching.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Mr. Henson holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Masters certification in Orff-Schulwerk.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of the book "Great Big House and other Folk Songs" for Orff Instruments, recorder, and voices. Owns and operates the music publishing site: Playground Music and Books, where all of his classroom resources, compositions and arrangements can be purchased.

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