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 professional development conferences in the Netherlands, Belgium, 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. In 2017 she 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, Director of Orff-Schulwerk Music and Movement Teacher Education Courses, teaches the flute studio and music education in the Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University, and is Orff specialist for the Cache Children's Choir. After completing degrees in Music Education and Flute Performance, she received a Fulbright grant to do post-graduate work at the Orff Institute Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. As a founding member of Logan Canyon Winds, USU's faculty woodwind quintet, she has helped commission new works that are designed to involve children in live performance. Performing with ~AirFare~ , a duo with clarinetist Nicholas Morrison, has taken them to Haiti, Guatemala, Netherlands, and the Navajo Nation in southeastern Utah. She is an Artist-in-Residence for Utah Arts Council and has served on the national boards of the American Recorder Society and the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. In1999 Leslie was honored with Utah Music Educators Association's "Utah Outstanding Music Educator” award. She is local chair for the AOSA professional conference in Salt Lake City, November 2019.