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Robert Amchin

Master Orff Schulwerk Music Educator

Rob Amchin is an internationally recognized Master Orff Schulwerk Music Educator and Professor Emeritus of music education at the University of Louisville. He offers a variety of Patreon subscription levels to meet the needs of music educators who are on a journey to create the best general music classroom experience possible. For as little as $5 a month you'll have access to exclusive weekly video content accompanied by Rob's materials and model lessons. Want more? Additional levels include virtual sessions discussing Orff pedagogy, material selection, lesson planning/process, movement and more. 



Dr. Robert Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor emeritus of music education at the University of Louisville (KY) where he taught graduate and undergraduate classes including Elementary Methods, Introduction to Orff Schulwerk, Secondary General Music Methods, Research Methods, and Foundations of Music Education classes. He also supervised student teachers.


Dr. Amchin studied at the Orff Institute (Salzburg), New England Conservatory of Music, Memphis State University, Hofstra University, Hamline University, and the University of Michigan. Rob was an elementary music specialist in Texas and still works with children as an artist-in-residence. An active clinician, Dr. Amchin has taught Orff teacher-training courses and workshops at home and around the world including invitations to Finland, China, Russia, Austria, Israel, Poland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Iran (virtually), Turkey (virtually), Australia (virtually), and Canada. He has presented sessions at numerous American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA) professional development conferences. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the American Orff Schulwerk Association in 2023.


Dr. Amchin has contributed to various publications and projects related to music teaching and learning. He has also published collections of compositions and arrangements for elementary children including a collection of Jewish and Hebrew songs arranged for school-age children, published as a supplement to the American Edition to the Orff Schulwerk, and Modal Mosaic, a set of original elemental pieces for Orff ensemble.

Upcoming Workshops

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Mandan, North Dakota

Public Schools

General Music a la Orff Schulwerk

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PMEA Regional Workshop

Slippery Rock, PA

January 20, 2024

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"Dr. Amchin opened many doors to the world of Orff Schulwerk. From the recorder and movement to manipulatives and orchestration, his brilliant ideas were adaptable and applicable to the Singaporean music classroom."

— Abdul Hakim

SingOrff, the Singapore Orff Association

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"Rob presented for our Orff chapter in North Dakota and we loved every minute! Rob is an excellent teacher who not only shares engaging activities, but also teaches you how to execute them so that you can build success in your own classrooms."

— Christine Ballenger

Music Educator

Spring, TX

Robert Amchin

Master Orff Schulwerk Music Educator

University of Louisville, School of Music


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