Janet Greene

Janet Greene

Janet Greene received her MA in Early Childhood Curriculum from Sonoma State University. She has a Level 3 Orff Certification and received Fulbright and Austrian Government Grants to attend the one year Special Course at the Orff Institute for Music and Dance in Salzburg, Austria.

Janet is in her 15th year as the TK-3rd grade Orff Music, Movement and Integration Specialist at Oak Grove Elementary School in Graton, California. She is also a teaching artist for the Luther Burbank Center (LBC) which provides school residencies integrating arts into the curriculum.

Her course Introduction to Orff and Classroom Applications is offered through the San Francisco International Orff Course. She has given workshops and trainings for early childhood, music and national Orff conferences.

Janet has been a mentor teacher for Young Audiences, the Santa Rosa Symphony’s El Sistema program and the San Francisco Symphony’s Keeping Score project for classroom teachers. She has received numerous grants from schools and districts to integrate music and movement into the TK-4  Language Arts, ESL, Math and Science curriculum. Her international courses for children and teachers have taken her to Bali, Bhutan, Thailand and South Africa. Janet enjoys dancing and playing the harpsichord, accordion and percussion.






Music and Movement for Children

Program description

Residency Descriptions

Musical Stories and Singing Games TK-1st grade, Music, Movement
Through musical stories and creative movement students become: dancing balloons in the Balloon Garden, statues in the Magic Museum, conductors in the Waker and Shaker story, members of the Wiggle and Waggle families, and noisy players in Sally’s Magic Sound Sponge story. They accompany the stories with musical instruments. These stories develop music and movement skills, creativity, collaboration in a joyful and playful environment.

The Water Cycle Dance Grades 2-3 Science, Dance, Geometry, Music
Students become water molecules and dance their way through the water cycle, deepening their understanding of the three states of matter: liquid, gas and solid. By physically moving through these amazing transformations students experience evaporation, the invisible phase change from liquid to gas, create group hexagonal ice crystal shapes, choreograph their own Water Cycle Dance, and create a musical accompaniment for the dance. They work cooperatively in a trust building environment. This residency addresses multiple California Standards for Music and Dance, Common Core Math, and NGSS Science Standards.

Folk Dances and Singing Games from Around the World
Grades K-4 Dance, Music and Math
Students dance and sing their way around the world through age-appropriate line, circle and partner folk dances and singing games. Countries may include Spain, Mexico, Zimbabwe, Israel, Russia, Serbia, England, Sweden, and Austria. They experience the multi-cultural richness of the United States through African American play party games, and Appalachian line dances. Seasonal dances and games for Fall and Winter can also be included.

Through this Residency students:
* Develop an understanding and appreciation for the diversity and commonalities of many cultures
*Develop social — emotional skills of empathy, collaboration, and personal expression
*Perform rhythms from many cultures
*Have the opportunity to create their own dances
*Make math connections through patterns and number combinations.
*Develop physical coordination and skills
*Stimulate learning in other academic areas through movement
*Create a community celebration
*Have fun!

Booking / scheduling contact

Janet Greene

   707 632-5526


Program detail
Artistic discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Program type: Online/Streaming, Residency, Workshop/Class
Population served: Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Students with Special Needs
Subject: Language Arts, Math, Performing Arts, Science, Social Studies and/or History
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Available times:

late mornings and early afternoons

Length of program: 30 minutes - one hour

Large space for movement

Fees / Ticketing:

$70-$80 hr. plus travel time.


Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Criminal background check(s) available: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy for  a residency: 2 weeks