Anthony Madonna interviews Sarah Orfe, Center Director for ‘Music Together’ at Princeton Lab School. She discusses her road to ‘Music Together,’ the goal of musical competence for both children and their caregivers, its combination of methodologies, and how it has impacted her and her family both musically and emotionally.
- 00:11 The spark that started Sarah’s interest in music, from her childhood through her son’s childhood
- 01:15 Making music in a community and it’s role in childhood development
- 03:06 The spark for Sarah to start her on program and her goals for the class, the children and the caregivers
- 06:30 Sarah’s reasons for her move from LA to ‘Music Together’ in Princeton and its differences from other programs– it’s combination of different methodology such as Dalcroze, Orff, Ed Gordon
- 10:22 ‘Music Together’, its musical foundations and who comes to participate in the program
- 12:25 Sarah’s biggest benefit of working at ‘Music Together’: getting paid in hugs!
- 13:28 The process of becoming a teacher at ‘Music Together’ and this center’s current schedule
- 15:47 The lasting impact of ‘Music Together’ on Sarah and her family: Starting earlier in childhood isn’t necessarily better
- 18:02 The goal of ‘Music Together’ is music competence