Jennifer Stacey has been teaching Orff and Preparatory classes for over 30 years and is an executive board member of the Ontario Orff Chapter. She has her Orff Post Level III Certificate, Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music and is currently working on her Master of Community Music at Laurier. Jennifer also teaches Primary/Jr. Vocal Music teacher additional qualification courses for York University.
Jennifer has been a clinician for music workshops covering such topics as Music and Literacy, Music and Kindergarten, Montessori Music, Music and Science, and Ukulele and Orff.
Jennifer has written curriculum lessons for the Ontario Music Educators’ Association (OMEA), York University and York Region School Board. In 2007, Jennifer was part of the Ministry of Education's writing team for the Elementary Arts Curriculum.
Len McCarthy is an accredited music therapist with a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, a PhD in Ethnomusicology from York University, and a Master of Music Education from University of Toronto. He applies Orff Music Therapy techniques and strategies with both individuals and groups.
Five of Len's songs have won recognition:
"When I Listen to the Music" was chosen as the theme song for the World Federation of Music Therapy's 30th anniversary in 2015.
"Music, Musica, Hudba" was selected by the World Federation of Music Therapy as the theme song for World Music Therapy Day - July 4th, 2017.
"Shine Like the Sun" was the title song for the Toronto Roman Catholic Dioces Sesquicentenary film in 1992.
"We are Strong Together" was the theme song for the 1991 World Youth Day.
Len also co-wrote "Ten Feet Tall" with Hugh Dillon in 2009.
Len and Jennifer were co-leaders of "Party Lights", a Toronto area dance band that was in high demand 1975 - 2005. They performed for private parties, associations, clubs and large companies as well as visiting dignitaries and special events.