Debby Szajnberg

Debby Szajnberg specializes in connecting people across cultures through musical play. A retired kindergarten teacher, she has been devoted to arts integration throughout her career. She has extensive training in world dance and music, especially Balkan and Eastern European folk traditions here and abroad. Debby has presented many national and regional workshops for music educators on creative movement, folk dance, multicultural singing games, and integrated arts, frequently for the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. She sings, plays violin, doumbek, tupan and other hand percussion in international folk dance bands, as well as leading community dances at schools and libraries. One of her current projects is transcribing and teaching children’s clapping and rhythm games she has collected in her travels and from immigrant communities.