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Music for Marimbas

Beatin Path is a great source for middle school general music teachers and teachers who love the marimba style. You can find materials here for making your own marimbas and instruments as well as great arrangements for marimbas and xylophones.

Orff Schulwerk for the Music Class

Many of our products are designed especially for teachers who are trained in Orff Schulwerk. For those who aren't, these books include the best Orff process lesson plans and teaching suggestions that will make them the perfect additions to your classroom curriculum.

Music for Recorder

Lots of great recorder materials are here for your elementary classroom. David Krosner, Michael Nichols, and Rob Amchin have written great books for beginning recorder players. Michael's materials have lesson plans along with full Orff arrangements. David's book is and interactive integrated recorder resource for music and social studies. Rob's books are sparkling arrangements of songs with Orff accompaniment and includes a PACD.

Choral Music for Treble and Adult Choirs

John Barr has written a collection of songs for treble choir called Amherst Melodies, featuring the poems of Emily Dickenson. Accompaniments are on organ or piano. He continues to add new octavos to his collection. Celah Pence has written several wonderful songs for treble choir.

Music for Hand Drums

Hand drumming your thing? Go to Chris Judah-Lauder's page and check out Hand Drums on the Move. It's her best selling book for elementary and middle school music classes. Her second book of drumming is to drum, another great resource for hand drum activities you won't want to miss!  It's already a best seller!

Take a look at Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg's new book, released in Spring 2013, Drum It Up! These 20 new drumming activities for K-5 are perfect for elementary music classes.

Kerri Lynn Nichols has two books for children's voices and drumming.  Let the Little Ones Come with Voice, Dance & Drum and Rejoice with Drum & Voice perfectly combine the elements of singing, dancing, and drumming for your music classroom or children's church program.

Shen Fine Music

Shen Fine Music features the Audio Recordings of Brent Holl, Kerri Lynn Nichols, Phyllis Gaskins, and Shen Fine. Recordings are available as Compact Discs, as full MP3 albums, or as individual downloads.

Shen Fine Music represents artists that are available for your private parties, weddings, or special events. Contact us for more information.

Kerri Lynn Nichols's CD's are companion CD's for her publications for elementary school and children's church.  More information can be found on her website.

Phyllis Gaskin's book "The Galax Dulcimer - A Job of Journey Work" is available on her website.

Brent Holl's publications are available on his web page.

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What's New at Beatin' Path

Master Orff teacher Maureen Kennedy's classic book of children's games, jump rope chants, singing games and more, Circle Round the Zero, is now available .

Master Orff teacher Konnie Saliba has just finished a new book of Folk Songs and Activities for Orff Classes Grades K-6.  Forgotten Treasures is now available.

Kerri Lynn Nichols is now composing new materials and is publishing and distributing all of her wonderful materials and resources through Beatin' Path Publications. Her books and CD's for movement are recognized throughout the Orff world as the very best examples of the Orff process for children's church, school, and home.

Chris Judah-Lauder has just finished a new book for Orff Ensemble that uses the Modes exclusively!In the Modes is a wonderful resource In the Modes will be released later this summer. Look and Listen!

Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg have finished a great new book with Orff process lesson plans for your favorite Children's Books! Creative Bits with Children's Lit is available now!  Look at a Preview! Read a Review!

Michael Nichols has written another great book of songs and activities reinforcing the use of the soprano recorder in elementary music classes, Make Way to Sing and Play. Check it out!

Patrick Ware has just finished a busy season of choral festivals and concerts.  He has written two new octavos, Mary at the Kitchen Door for 2-part treble voices and Orff instruments and This may be the last time for 4-part mixed voices have been performed several times this spring. More...

Connie Hale, Ph.D. has written a great new book for beginning guitar players using the Orff approach with guitars instead of Orff instruments.  Elementary Guitar is ideal for upper elementary or middle school players.  Also great for college methods classes.

Orff Music for Church

Find children's choir and Orff ensemble music at Beatin' Path. Michael Nichols has written five books that incorporate the Orff process with children's church music.

Kerri Lynn Nichols has written several wonderful books for children's Orff music for church. 

Sacred Choral and Instrumental

Beatin' Path is now publishing choral and instrumental music by the renowned organist John G. Barr. He has written a new Organ piece "Two Preludes on Brethren Hymns" honoring the tricentennial of the Brethren Church. He has composed several anthems and a full length Missa Brevis as well.

Dr. Jesse Hopkins of Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA has written several new octavos for SATB choirs including May the Road Rise to Meet You and Go Out With Joy.

Carol Warner and Ben Heizer have added several new octavos for church choirs to the Beatin' Path catalog.  Ben has just finished a new publication for Organ, Miniatures on Hymn Favorites.

Music for Children's Choir

Beatin' Path also offers fine children's choral music. Celah K. Pence has written two masterpieces for treble choir. Go to her page for more information. Patrick Ware has added several new octavos for elementary choir and Orff Ensemble and Danai Gagne has written an exciting new piece called Sounds of the City for SAT and drum ensemble. Kerri Lynn Nichols combines choir with drumming, Orff instruments, and dance.  Don't forget Michael Nichols books for children's choir and Orff ensemble!

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