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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
The digital version of this ever-popular resource is now includes more songs and more instructional tips/directions for teachers. Great Big House! (2nd Edition) is a collection of folk songs of various cultures, arranged for Orff instruments,
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$14.95
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
Add some musical humor to your next winter holiday performance! Arranged in the spirit of Leroy Anderson and Spike Jones, CRAZY JINGLE BELLS is a fun and comical version of the classic holiday song and gives students a chance to use cartoon-type
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
7
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
From the book, Great Big House, Arirang paints a musical picture that captures the mystical mood of the hills and forests of Korea. Gentle mallet parts are combined with unique percussive sounds to represent forest elements. This work gives young
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$7.99
9
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
A crowd-pleasing and student favorite! "Troika" is an original work for Orff instruments intended for winter programs yet suitable for any year-round performance or instrument activity. The galloping sound of the wood block combined with the sound
Subjects:
Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
4
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
Spice up your winter program with the sounds of latin percussion instruments combined with Orff instruments! “Oh árbol de Navidad” (O Christmas Tree) uses syncopated rhythms to re-imagine this traditional German Carol with a Latin twist. Compressed
Subjects:
Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$7.99
2
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, Cooperative Learning
$7.99
1
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs
$5.99
3
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$7.99
2
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
For grades 3 thru 6. Focus on beat/rhythm, explore syncopation, teach form, D.C. al Fine, and dynamics in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Use as a class warmup activity or an icebreaker at the start of
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
FREE
3
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
For grades K thru 2. Teach instruments in the percussion family in this original rhythmic speech rap lesson from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Compressed ‘zip’ file includes a teacher page with instructional suggestions, a student visual
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
FREE
2
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs
FREE
2
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
What does it take to make a BLT? Find out with this speech rap and teaches Ostinato, complimentary/contrasting parts, triplet rhythms, texture in music using this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND! Compressed
Subjects:
Music, Health, Life Skills
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
Teach syncopation, round/canon, dotted eighth-sixteenth, tied notes, and steady beat in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Transfer the rhythm rap to instruments using drum, tambourine, and djembe/tubanos.
Subjects:
Reading, Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
FREE
2
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
Celebrate the Fall season with this arrangement of a classic American folk song favorite! Written for Orff instruments, voices, optional soprano recorder, optional guitar, and "spooky" sound effects. A simple yet rich-sounding arrangement that is
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$5.99
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$7.99
1
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
For grades 4 thru 6. Get kids into the ‘swing’ of things with this jazzy rhythm poem from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Teach/Reinforce ostinato, syncopation, swing eighth notes, and cool jazz style. Includes two groove track accompaniment
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
FREE
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$10.99
1
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
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,
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
$5.99
Digital Download PDF (0.58 MB)
By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
For grades 3 thru 5. Topics covered include ostinato, sixteenth notes, quarter rests, syncopation, accents, solo, creating/arranging in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Includes a groove track
Subjects:
Reading, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
FREE
1
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By The Orff Room by Jeff Henson
From the book, Instrument Magic, and premiered by the Pasco All-County Honors Orff Ensemble, "In A Spanish Courtyard" is an original work composed for Orff mallet instruments and percussion and celebrates Spanish music and the traditional dances of
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$7.99
Digital Download ZIP (6.64 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am 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.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Orff-Schulwerk methods and practices.

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 under the instruction of Jane Frazee.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

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!". Author of the book "Instrument Magic". Owns and operates Playground Music Press publishing.

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