Wesley Ball is professor of music at Hope College, Holland, Michigan, a widely published writer and clinician in the field of early childhood music, and president of the West Michigan Orff Chapter.
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- By Wesley Ball
The children's hymnal Songs for LiFE makes frequent reference to Orff instruments. It even includes an index devoted to "Orff and Rhythm Instruments." At first glance, one might assume that "Orff" is a special brand name or type of musical instrument. In reality, the name refers to Carl Orff (1895-1982), a German music educator who was devoted to helping children interact with music in active, meaningful ways.