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Now's the Time
Now's the Time

Now's the Time

Teaching Jazz To All Ages


354 Pages, 9.03 x 11.83

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $38.00 (US $38.00) (CA $51.30)

Publication Date: January 2004

ISBN 9780977371211

Rights: WOR

Pentatonic Press (Jan 2004)

Price: $38.00


This one-of-a-kind book combines practice, theory, aesthetics, history and a proven pedagogy in leading both children and adults in the joys of jazz. It features 70 activities for teachers to do with children based on the Orff approach to music education, a clear developmental sequence and a thorough analysis of the basics of the blues, jazz standards and improvisation. Activities are applicable to preschool, elementary and middle school students and adaptable to any age. They include games, speech, body percussion, movement, songs and arrangements for Orff instruments of classic jazz tunes. Included also is a Middle School curriculum with examples of children's work.

Author Biography

Doug Goodkin is an internationally recognized teacher of Orff Schulwerk, a dynamic approach to music education for all ages, having taught courses in over 39 countries worldwide. Still working with children at The San Francisco School, where he has taught since 1975, he uses music as a vehicle to engage the mind, open the heart and affirm our collective humanity.