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Eastern Iowa Arts Academy - Professional Instructors

Instructors

Eastern Iowa Arts Academy provides students with excellent leadership and instruction in all areas of the arts. Currently, EIAA has over 45 staff members who specialize in art, dance, drama, creative writing, cultural arts and music instruction.

 

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Darren Knipfer

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Available Classes

Class NameClass DescriptionClass CategoryFeeClass LocationSchedule
Orff EnsembleThis class will focus on using basic ORFF techniques with xylophones and un-pitched percussion instruments. Students will get the opportunity to explore and improvise on the instruments. Participants will learn how to play as an ensemble, and use techniques that will help them be successful in the musical world.music0.00Arthur
3:45pm-4:45pm
Orff EnsembleOrff Ensemble offered to 2nd and 3rd graders. This group will learn techniques to play Orff xylophones and non-pitched percussion instruments, with the possibility of some Australian instruments. There will be a focus on some Australian folk songs and music for participation in the United Arts Showcase on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Kennedy High School.music0.00Arthur
3:45-4:45
2-5th Grade Orff EnsembleOrff Ensemble is a fun mallet percussion group based on the philosophy of the famous German percussionist and composer Carl Orff. Students will learn to play melodies and harmonies on xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, and a variety of other exciting percussion instruments. During rehearsals students focus on percussion techniques, music reading skills, improvising and arranging music, as well as the important collaborative social skills of cooperation, responsibility, and respect. Orff Ensemble members will have the opportunity to perform in the community, sharing with others their talents and accomplishments.music0.00Arthur
3:45pm-4:45pm
Orff EnsembleOrff Ensemble is a fun mallet percussion group based on the philosophy of the famous German percussionist and composer Carl Orff. Students will learn to play melodies and harmonies on xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, and a variety of other exciting percussion instruments. During rehearsals students focus on percussion techniques, music reading skills, improvising and arrang-ing music, as well as the important collaborative social skills of cooperation, responsibility, and respect. Orff En-semble members will have the opportunity to perform in the community, sharing with others their talents and accomplishments.music0.00Arthur
3:45pm-4:45pm
Orff EnsembleCome join the fun with Orff Ensemble, where we will learn about playing music with the mallets and working together as a group. Our goal will be to be successful with a performance group with various ages. Hope to see you there!music0.00Arthur
3:45pm-4:45pm
Orff EnsembleCome join us for Orff Ensemble! A great time for playing together as a group and learning together! Technique and mallet ensemble will be emphasized! Letís get ready to make fun music on xylophones!music0.00Arthur
3:50pm-4:50pm
Pop-Up Class! Orff Ensemble+Abstract ArtWednesday 9/28 ONLY! Orff Ensemble is a fun mallet percussion group lead by Darren Knipfer! In Abstract Art students' work will morph from an object drawing into an abstract painting! In each two hour block students will experience one session of each class, with students from their age group. We have 12 spots for 1 - 3rd graders and 12 spots for 4-6th graders. RSVP!music25.00Music and Arts StudioWednesday
12:00-2:00pm
Mallet EnsembleCome join us to make awesome music to be performed at the United Arts Showcase! Students will learn how to create and play mallet music for a performance. This class will continue into the spring term. Letís make great music together on the xylophones!music0.00Arthur
3:45pm-4:45pm
Arthur - Mallet EnsembleCome join us to make awesome music to be performed at the United Arts Showcase on May 13th. This class will be focusing on Japanese folk music. Students will learn how to create and play mallet music for a performance. Note: Students in the class will be performing at the United Arts Showcase on Saturday, May 13th, at Harding Middle School. Details will be provided by the instructor as the date approaches.music0.00ArthurMonday Tuesday Thursday
3:50pm-4:50pm
Mallet EnsembleCome make music with the xylophones in the Arthur Music Room. Students will learn correct mallet techniques, performance etiquette, and working as a team with kids of different ages. Class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dates: 9/21, 9/26, 10/10, 10/12, 10/17, 10/26, 11/2, 11/7music0.00Arthur
3:55pm-4:55pm

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