The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson

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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Great Big House! (3rd Edition), arranged for Orff instruments, recorder, and voices, is a collection of folk songs of various cultures. The newest edition of this ever-popular resource now includes more songs, more instructional directions and
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Songs
$16.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
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$6.50
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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:
Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson, Songs
$6.00
4
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
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 students a chance to explore how
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities
$6.00
9
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Written for Orff instruments and percussion, Island Jam is an exciting and fun piece influenced by Caribbean rhythms and Brazilian carnival music. Island Jam features a non-pitched percussion “jam” section and includes a section where students can
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Songs
$6.00
3
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Bring the crisp coldness and beauty of a wintery landscape to your classroom or winter program! "First Snowfall" captures the childhood magic of experiencing the moment when snow first falls, evoking the imagery of winter, and giving students the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
2
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Save with this collection of back to school lessons for your music classes, featuring five original speech raps to engage your students and activate learning that are perfect for use during the first weeks of school. Bundle includes the following
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$13.50
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Written for Orff Instruments/Mallet percussion and Latin percussion, Cha Cha Coconuts is a fun, energetic Latin-American style piece influenced by Afro-Cuban rhythms, using the cha-cha for its rhythmic motif. The AB form teaches students to play
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Lesson, Activities
$7.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Ideal for presentation or classroom instrumental activities, Quiet Dance for Orff Instruments, provides a musical moment in a concert setting that encourages audience members to listen quietly to the performance of their children. Written in a
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson, Activities
$5.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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:
Cultural Activities, Activities
$6.50
1
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Ignite your classroom or concert stage with this rockin’ Orff instrument original! Influenced by 80’s Rock and Electronic Music genres, Mallet Rock is a high-energy work for Orff instruments and percussion, and provides opportunities for soloing and
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Serengeti is a lively original work for Orff instruments and percussion inspired by African style marimba music in 12/8 meter and uses three against two African polyrhythms. Serengeti can be performed as written, or instrument entrances can be
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
NEW for 2019! Jazz up your classroom or ensemble with this lively original! Easy Street Boogie utilizes a Boogie Woogie shuffle beat in a 12-bar form with a solo section, giving students the chance to improvise and build upon their own ideas.
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities
$6.50
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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, Activities
$2.25
2
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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, Songs
$6.00
2
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Shalom Chaverim for soprano voices, Orff instruments and percussion, is an energetic arrangement of the traditional Israeli folk song, incorporating syncopated rhythm patterns common in Jewish dance music and found in other Jewish songs. The
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$5.00
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Ideal for multicultural activities, concerts and events, Fiesta is a fun original work for Orff instruments and Latin percussion instruments that features a show-stopping body percussion section using improvised solos and syncopated group body
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Cultural Activities, Activities
$6.50
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By The Orff Room Music and More 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, Activities
$2.50
3
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By The Orff Room Music and More by Jeff Henson
Written for Orff instruments and ensembles, Tango By The Sea is an original work based on the Tango dance, a popular South-American dance who’s cultural origins are from Argentina and Uruguay. Tango By The Sea captures the authentic character of the
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities
$6.00
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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. Recorder Modern Band Ethnic and World Drumming

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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