Workshop Date: March 19, 2022
Presenter: Patrick Ware
Dr. Patrick Ware holds degrees from Westfield State University, Radford University and Shenandoah Conservatory. Having completed Level III Orff Schulwerk training and basic pedagogy apprenticeship he has taught movement and recorder for Carnegie Mellon and the Worcester Orff Institute’s Certification Programs. He is currently movement instructor for the University of Memphis certification program. Patrick teaches K-5 elementary music and chorus in Prince William County, Virginia. Works by Dr. Ware are published through Beatin’ Path Publications.
“U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan stated that an education in the Arts is ‘…essential to stimulating the creativity and innovation that will prove critical to young Americans competing in a knowledge-based, global economy.’ I believe that music instruction utilizing the Orff approach naturally fosters the inquisitive nature and inherent search for aesthetic beauty within each child that we have the privilege to nurture. Through sharing our gifts as musicians and educators with our children we are able to cultivate their gifts as creative beings. It is the work that we do today that will bring forth the unimaginable beauty and wonder of our children and their future.”