Teaching Music to All Ages

"His work work conveys a long, earnest and continuing struggle to present music of integrity in a way that affirms our collective humanity." 

~ Former Student

 

Doug Goodkin is currently in his 39th year at The San Francisco School, where he teaches music and movement to children between three years old and eighth grade. He regularly gives workshops for Orff Chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as presenting at State and National Conferences. Read More About Doug...

Doug is the author of eight books on music education: A Rhyme in Time, Name Games, Sound Ideas (Alfred Pub.), Play, Sing and Dance: An Introduction to Orff Schulwerk (Schott), Now's the Time: Teaching Jazz to All Ages and Intery Mintery: Nursery Rhymes for Body, Voice and Orff Ensemble (Pentatonic Press), The ABCs of Education: A Primer for Schools to Come (Pentatonic Press) and his recently published All Bues: Jazz for the Orff Ensemble. Visit Pentatonic Press...

Orff Schulwerk is a dynamic approach to music and movement education created by composer Carl Orff and his colleague Gunild Keetman. Proceeding from a strong conviction in each child's natural musical promise, the Orff approach draws it forth through the child's world of games, chant, song, movement, folk dance, drama and work on specially designed Orff instruments just right for the beginning musician. Learn More About Orff...

Doug Goodkin

 

Doug Goodkin is a music educator and proponent of Orff Schulwerk. His vision of an education that meets the imaginative, spiritual and humanitarian promise of each child was formed during three decades of teaching music.