San Francisco, California
Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized Orff Schulwerk teacher, teaching in over 50 countries worldwide. He worked with children from three years old to eighth grade in The San Francisco School for 45 years, is the author of nine books, is the director of San Francisco International Orff Course, the Jazz Course and has been a frequent guest teacher at The Orff Institut in Salzburg. He is also the pianist in and leader of the jazz quintet, The Pentatonics, bringing jazz to people of all ages.
His teaching has ventured beyond the borders of classic Orff Schulwerk, applying its principles to jazz, world music and diverse body percussion, to social justice and cultural issues, to deep pedagogy and contemporary ritual in schools. As described by one student, "his work is a long, earnest and continuing struggle to present music of integrity in a way that affirms our collective humanity."
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