Level II Pedagogy
B.A., St. Olaf College, M.A., St. Mary's University
Paul Weller has been teaching elemental movement and music for more than 20 years to grades K-5 at a public school in Minnesota. He did hisOrff Schulwerk Levels training at University of St. Thomas. He has taught workshops locally, nationally, has presented numerous times at the AOSA national conference, and is an Orff Level I and II teacher trainer. Paul has a unique teaching style that blends the best of the Orff Schulwerk process and Kodaly sequential literacy training and believes movement and singing are the basis for all music making. In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, biking, drinking tea and is an avid board game fanatic.
Vivian Murray Caputo
Level III Pedagogy
BA, Miami University
Master Class Certificate, University of Memphis
Vivan has been an Orff specialist in public and private schools for many years. She has presented many workshops for AOSA chapters and for NAfME and AOSA national conferences. She teaches Levels I, II, and III at many universities throughout the country. She served on the AOSA National Board of Trustees as the Region V representative and as national co-chair for the 2005 AOSA conference in Birmingham. She has been an instructor for IAJE Teacher Training Institutes, and she continues to sing with big bands and small combos and has recorded with the Gregory Caputo Big Band featuring Phil Woods.
Level I Pedagogy
BM and MM, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Daniel Jolly is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He completed his Orff levels at UNLV and has been teaching in Las Vegas for 11 years. He has been published in AOSA’s Orff Echo and has presented both locally and at AOSA’s national conference. Daniel is currently serving as the President of Nevada’s Desert Valley Chapter of AOSA.
Rachel Marie-DelaCruz Rivera
Bachelors of Music Education, University of Nevada, Reno
Masters of Music: Music Education with Orff Schulwerk Emphasis, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Rachel is a National Board Certified Teacher. She completed her Orff Level certification at UNLV. She has taught K-5 General Music in the Clark County School District for 16 years. Rachel has served on the local Orff board (NDVC) as President, treasurer, scholarship chair, and programing chair. She has presented both locally and at AOSA’s national conference. She co-chaired the CCSD Orff Festival from 2014-2015. Rachel believes that movement is for everyone, and using the Schulwerk to teach movement makes the possibilities of creativity endless.