Saskia Beverloo, movement instructor, is founder and teacher of Music Center Harlekijntje in the Netherlands. She teaches parent-child classes for 0-4 yr olds and music & movement and recorder for 4-10 year olds in after school programs. She has presented at many professional development conferences in the Netherlands, in Utah, and at the 2008 national AOSA conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Saskia writes for De Pyramide a Dutch Music Education Magazine where many of her lesson plans have been published. Her first publication, a Dutch songbook, Voor alles seen liedje (For Everything a Song), co-authored with colleague Tineke Vlaming, was released in 2017. The book with accompanying CD is widely used among early childhood music teachers, young families and at day care centers. Saskia completed all three levels of Orff-Schulwerk teacher education at Utah State University. She recently completed a Belgian dance teacher certification, with a focus is on creative dance and folk dance for children.
Karen Petty has been teaching Elementary Music and Movement for 35+ years. She currently teaches General Music Kindergarten - 5th grade plus Chorus and Recorder Consort at Gold Rush Elementary School in Parker, Colorado. In addition, she teaches adults in various summer Orff Teacher Training programs. Education: BME University of Northern Colorado 1981; Orff Certification 1989 UNC; Masters in Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Creative Arts in Learning Lesley College 1996. Karen is currently serving as Recording Secretary of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association; formerly she served as a Region 1 Representative. She is the past president of both the Rocky Mountain and the New York City chapters of AOSA and has presented at 7 AOSA national conferences and for many schools and Orff chapters.
Leslie Timmons is Associate Professor of woodwinds and music education at Utah State University, Caine College of the Arts, where she is responsible for the flute studio and elementary music. As a founding member of Logan Canyon Winds, Utah State University's faculty woodwind quintet, she has helped commission new works that are designed to involve children in live performance. Teaching and performing activities with ~AirFare~ , a duo with clarinetist Nicholas Morrison, have taken them to Haiti, Guatemala, and the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah. She was awarded a Fulbright grant to do post-graduate work at the Orff Institute Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. She is an Artist-in-Residence for Utah Arts Council and the Orff specialist for the Cache Children's Choir in Logan. She has served on the national board of the American Recorder Society and as Region Representative on the National Board of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She is Director of Orff-Schulwerk Music and Movement Teacher Education Courses at Utah State University and has been a clinician in several states. The Utah Music Educators Association designated her "Utah's Outstanding Music Educator" for 1998-99. Leslie is currently coordinating the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Project in northern Utah.