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Physicalizing Math With Body Music

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

If you’re an educator (math or otherwise) & you’re lucky enough to be in the San Francisco Bay Area next week, my wonderful colleague, Linda Akiyama, is offering some workshops in physicalizing math using body music. I had the pleasure of meeting Linda and experiencing her work in person last year, and her work is a delightful, fun, and deep multisensory way of helping kids learn math and understand it in every cell of their being. (Using rhythms to find least common multiples, anyone?)

If it’s geographically possible for you, go, go, go! And take your friends! Details follow.



Integrating Arts & Academics: Physicalizing Math using Body Music

• Learn Rhythm Blocks, an easy yet effective rhythmic approach for teaching essential math concepts & skills

• Create instructional activities that motivate and inspire your students through arts integration

• Discover how to use Body Music to fully engage your students in math learning and beyond

• Basic Rhythm/Basic Sanity – learn to cultivate calm in the classroom

Tuesday, November 1

San Francisco School
300 Gaven St., SF
4pm-6pm, $25
Terry, Akiyama, Goodkin

Thursday, November 3
First Unitarian Church
685 14th St @ Castro, Oakland
4pm-6pm, $25
Terry, Akiyama, Santi Owen


Keith Terry is the Artistic Director of the IBMF, and has developed a Body Music methodology well-used by classroom and music teachers for a host of applications throughout curricula. Keith has two instructional DVDs on Crosspulse Media, with the third DVD and accompanying book due out in 2012.

Linda Akiyama has 25 years of experience teaching in public elementary schools and has taught science education courses through the SEP program at UCSF. She uses rhythms, chants, and rhymes extensively to support the teaching of academic subjects.

Doug Goodkin teaches music based on Orff Schulwerk to children 3 yrs – 8th grade at The San Francisco School. A director of the prestigious San Francisco Orff Course and author of many books on music education, Doug travels extensively internationally giving courses on Orff Schulwerk.

Jim Santi-Owen has taught for nearly 20 years in public and private schools as a music specialist. Trained by some of the top percussionists in the world, and a certified Orff instructor, Jim is currently the Music Director for the San Francisco World Music Festival where he also directs the Festival’s International Youth Orchestra.

To reserve a space, purchase advance tickets at Tickets also available at the door.

For more information on IBMF concerts and workshops, including a Family Matinee Sunday Nov 6, visit