by Gunild Keetman and Minna Ronnefeld.
Translated and adapted by Mary Shamrock
Gunild Keetman and Minna Ronnefeld were instrumental figures in the development of Orff Schulwerk. This set of materials is firmly grounded in Schulwerk principles. Development of recorder skills is integrated with movement, singing, improvisation, use of accompaniments, and ear training skills, with abundant examples provided at every step. In addition, it provides thorough and supportive guidance for the teacher in how to utilize the materials for optimum results. The development of musical creativity is central to the concept. These materials serve as a recorder method for beginners in either individual or group teaching, and as a valuable supplement for an elementary music program that incorporates recorder into a larger perspective of Schulwerk music making.