Dancing on Dimes and a Pocket Full of Rhymes

with Brent Geyer and BethAnn Hepburn

This webinar will focus on Orff Schulwerk process with lesson ideas that can be used for face to face instruction, virtual teaching, or hybrid. Explore engaging lessons for elemental music-making with a new virtual blues scale xylophone created by Brent Geyer. We will keep the rhythm swinging with improvisation with the book, Rap a Tap Tap, by Leo and Diane Dillon. Each lesson will explore how rhymes can be used as the inspiration for melodic and rhythmic compositions and improvisation suitable for grades 1-5. Enjoy a new look at singing games for early elementary that are socially distanced or for the online synchronous classroom. 

You will be given access the workshop recording and downloadable materials from their presentation.

A certificate of completion can be provided to participants who request one for professional development hours.


Brent Geyer

Brent Geyer has been teaching in the Westfield Public Schools since 2007 as both a general vocal music teacher for grades 1-5 and a strings specialist. During this time he has directed the All City Orchestra and All City Chorus and also directs the high school Men's Chorus. Brent's 5th grade choirs have sung with the NJ Festival Orchestra and were chosen twice to be aired on NJ 101.5 for their Christmas Choir contest, which they won first place in 2015. He has also served as an adjudicator for a number of piano competitions and festivals in the Pennsylvania and New Jersey region. Brent holds both a Bachelors in Music Education and Piano Performance from West Chester University, a Masters in Music Education from the University of the Arts, and completed his Orff levels at Villanova. He is also the creator of the virtual xylophone found on the coding site Scratch. 


BethAnn Hepburn holds a Bachelor of Music from Cleveland State University and a Master of Arts in Music Education from The University of St. Thomas, MN. She teaches general music and choir in Streetsboro, Ohio, where she has the state designation of Master Teacher. She is an instructor for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association’s teacher education certification program and has served on faculty for Orff Schulwerk courses throughout the US. BethAnn has worked with teachers and children in China, Singapore, Scotland, Spain, and India. She has taught music methods courses at Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and the University of Akron. BethAnn is a regular presenter at regional, state, and national conferences, has served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees. BethAnn is professional development chair for General Music for the Ohio Music Education Association.

Dancing on Dimes and Pocket Full of Rhymes


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All registrants will receive access to the recording of the workshop along with downloadable materials.

Certificate of completion can be provided to participants who request one for professional development hours.


"I'm so excited to try these lessons out with my first graders! "

Lisa M.
Music Educator

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