Rob Amchin's books for elementary and middle school music classes are simply the best available. All of his resources for classroom recorder and Orff classes are available here and use the Orff process with complete lesson plans. Take a look at the newest book for Orff Ensemble using the modes, Modal Mosaic! Contact Rob if you would like to invite him to present a workshop or lead an in-service training session for your teachers or students. His YouTube channel is a showcase for his teaching at the University of Louisville.
Dr. Robert A. Amchin, is distinguished teaching professor of music education and the concentration coordinator for music education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. In 2006, he was made an honorary lifetime member of the Kentucky Orff Association and named a Distinguished Teaching Faculty member at Louisville in 2007.
Rob holds degrees in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music, The University of Michigan and a teaching certificate from the Orff Institute. He is also a professional percussionist.
Rob provides recorder, movement, and pedagogy instruction for Orff Schulwerk teacher training courses and is recognized as a general music clinician at local, state, national, and international levels. He has recently lectured in China, Israel, Poland, Canada, and Austria. In addition to workshops for teachers, he offers artist-in residence events with children.
Rob was conference co-chair of the 2003 AOSA Conference and has presented at numerous sessions at National AOSA conferences. He has served as an MENC general music education mentor. Prior to teaching at the collegiate level, he taught elementary music in Spring, Texas. He continues to teach music to children in Louisville.