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Teaching Without Words: Exploring Innovative Teaching in Elementary Music - presented by RMC-AOSA

Colorado Hall D/E

Matthew Stensrud
Sidwell Friends Lower School, Elementary Music & Movement Teacher

Matthew Stensrud is an award-winning Elementary Music and Movement Teacher and currently teaches PK-4 music and movement at Sidwell Friends Lower School in Washington, DC. Matthew grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, received his Master of Music Education from George Mason University and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, is an Orff Schulwerk approved Teacher Educator of Movement, and teaches Movement Levels in New Jersey and Oregon. Matthew is also on The Orff Echo Editorial Board and was a key content contributor to the book Responsive Classroom for Music, Art, PE and Other Special Areas. He is well-known on social media as @MisterSOrff and offers newsletters through his website www.mistersorff.com and mentoring, lesson plans, and more on his Patreon page, www.patreon.com/mistersorff.

Stop losing your voice, teachers! With instruments, sound cues, body language, unique vocal sounds and more, we can conquer the lost voice. In this session, we will explore classroom procedures, learn a dance, play a xylophone piece, explore unpitched percussion, and more – all with as few words as possible.

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