ORDA-2017 Teachers' conference

After a varied and interesting edition in 2015, we launched the ORDA Teacher’s Conference once again in 2017, on Saturday October 28 from 10:00 – 18:00.  

This year the conference theme was New insights into group and ensemble teaching. We have put together a varied programme exploring this subject, offering a range of different approaches to group teaching, ensemble technique and consort playing.



10:00 Opening and introduction

10:15 Keynote lecture: New insights into group and ensemble recorder teaching

Karel van Steenhoven, Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany

11:30 Introducing the principles of coaching recorder orchestras and the development of recorder ensembles in Taiwan

Meng - Heng Chen, Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

11:50 New insights into group beginner recorder technique

Georgina Murphy - Clifford, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK

12:10 Composer in the community: from teaching music in groups to creating a culture preserving community.

Drora Bruck, Washington Hill College, Israel

14:15 The Mother Tongue Method approach for the recorder group lessons

Renata Pereira, Associação Musical Suzuki de São Paulo, Brazil

14:35 Recorder Songs - enjoyment and motivation in elementary school recorder lessons

Shlomit Borukhov, Kibbutz Ga'ash, Israel

14:55 Bridging the gap between amateurs & professionals

Evelyn Nallen, Royal Academy of Music, UK

15:30 Improvisation in the ensemble lesson

Anneke Hoekman, Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen, The Netherlands

15:50 Classical music improvisation as an aid to ensemble playing

Robert de Bree, Royal Conservatory of The Hague, The Netherlands

16:15 Conference round table chaired by Sarah Jeffery

17:15 Networking chat

An opportunity to get to know one another and swap contact detail