About the Composer

Jane Lamb has retired from her postions as music specialist at Schultz Elementary in Klein ISD near Houston, Texas. Jane taught K-5 music at Schultz, directed the Schultz Shining Star Orffestra, accompanied the school choir, and was recognized by the Klein School Board as an outstanding educator. Jane graduated from the University of Houston and completed all three levels of her Orff certification at Southern Methodist University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Spring Branch Education Foundation and the Houston Chronicle honored Jane in 2007 with the Crystal Award for making a difference in the lives of students

Jane has been a presenter for the Texas Music Educators Association on many occasions and has also been a presenter for the American Orff Schulwerk Association National Convention, the Gulf Coast Orff Association, the Missouri Music Educators Association, the Waco Independent School District, the Texas Association for the Education of the Young Child, and the Early Childhood Winter Conference. She enjoys arranging classical pieces for the Orffestra to perform and composing music for her classroom with Orff accompaniments.

Jane is still active as a teacher and is currently directing a middle school percussion ensemble for Rocky Mountain Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Click on Jane's Photo to see some photos from her teaching at Shultz Elementary School.

The Beatin’ Path Classical Collection presents the music of the masters in challenging pieces for your upper elementary, middle school, or beginning high school percussion ensemble students. This new 6-part series contains arrangements that are sparkling and fresh, staying very close to the original works. Jane Lamb has captured both the enchantment of the original and the freshness of the mallet percussion instruments while making these classics accessible to percussion ensembles in upper elementary, middle school and high school.

The arrangements include parts for full-sized marimbas and chromatic or diatonic Orff instruments. The chromatic instruments play the melody lines and the diatonic instruments provide the accompaniment. The diatonic parts for the Orff instruments are doublings of other parts and not needed when played by a middle school or high school percussion ensemble.

Each piece contains a full director's score, teaching suggestions, and individual copy-ready instrument parts.

All of these pieces are available for download OR as sheetmusic.  Download the file and you'll receive your music as print-ready PDF files readable on any computer in any operating system.  Order the sheet music and receive a professionally printed copy in sheetmusic form with performance notes and individual instrument parts.

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