Doug Goodkin
Monday, August 17 – Friday, August 21 @ 9AM – 4PM
$650.00 (no credit)
$760.00 (2 Continuing Education Credits)
24 Rector Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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America’s only course combining the dynamic repertoire of jazz with the dynamic pedagogy of Orff Schulwerk will make its East Coast debut! After a vibrant experience last summer in New Orleans, this summer’s offering will take advantage of jazz’s extraordinary history in New York, featuring select guest artists and some field trips.

The Jazz Course, now in its 31st year, has long been an effective way to bring jazz to young children via the Orff Approach. This course works best for jazz players new to Orff and Orff teachers new to jazz, but all those eager to learn are welcome. Those have taken the course previously are welcome to return and enjoy the new material. Don’t miss it!

For further info, contact Goodkindg@​aol.​com

Doug Goodkin is most well-known for his work as a music educator and particularly as a proponent of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education developed by composer Carl Orff and his colleague, Gunild Keetman. This work has led him deeper into education as a means to shape the future by meeting the promise of humanity in each of its developmental phases. A career of working with preschool, elementary, middle school, college students and adults has provided insight into the special needs of each age level and the universal needs of all ages. Traveling and teaching throughout the world has helped sift out where cultures both differ and converge and inspired him to celebrate both. His three decades of work in one school has given him the opportunity to help shape a community that inspires the higher impulses of children and adults alike. Experienced teacher, perpetual student, avid reader, prolific writer, performing musician, social activist, jazz aficionado and piano player, Zen Buddhist practitioner, and world traveler, Doug’s diverse work and interests are tied together by a vision of celebrating individual flowering within the circle of community.