Jeff is an elementary school music educator who has been teaching since 1998. He holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Masters certification in Orff-Schulwerk under the instruction of Jane Frazee. 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.
Orff-Schulwerk pedagogical methods.
Awarded Elementary Music Educator of The Year by his school district. Awarded the Governor's "Shine" award for inspirational teaching.
Mr. Henson holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Masters certification in Orff-Schulwerk under the instruction of Jane Frazee.
Author of the book "Great Big House and other Folk Songs" for Orff Instruments, recorder, and voices. Author of the book, "Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!". Owns and operates music publisher, Playground Music and Books, where all of his classroom resources, compositions and arrangements can be purchased.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Science, Environment, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Health, Life Skills, General Science, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter