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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.
Many of our products are designed especially for teachers who are trained in Orff Schulwerk. For those who aren't, these books include lesson plans and teaching suggestions that will help make them exciting additions to your classroom curriculum.
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.
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.
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!
The Shenandoah Valley's finest new Acoustic Folk band, Shen Fine, plays music from the heart and soul of Virginia. Their music combines stirring pub songs, vocal arrangements and dance music along with originals from the fine songwriters in the band. Shen Fine is a celtic-influenced folk ensemble whose home is the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, U.S.A. Listen to their first CD, Along the Valley Road, released in January, 2003. A second CD, Two Pints, was released in October 2004 and Granny Mary, was released on July 1, 2005. Read a review HERE. Shen Fine released CD Primer and the Paint in March, 2006. It features friends of Shen Fine, singer Jessica Holl and guitarist, Bart Reardon. Their newest CD is titled The Songs and features Brent and Shannon singing pub songs, shantys and originals.
Dr. Patrick Ware has just finished a new children's book titled, Lamont C. Parker - Music Day. Fully illustrated by Morgan Taylor this full color book tells the story of one day in the life of Lamont, Music Day! More...
Patrick has just finished a busy season of choral festivals and concerts. His new octavo, Mary at the Kitchen Door for 2-part treble voices and Orff instruments has 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.
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.
Beatin' Path is now publishing choral and instrumental music by the reknowned 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 lenghth Missa Brevis as well.
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 three 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. Don't forget Michael Nichols books for children's choir and Orff ensemble!
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