Orff Schulwerk

Orff Schulwerk

  • Orff Schulwerk – creative music making for grades 5- 8
  • Sing, Jam and Jive
  • Marimba Madness

Creative music making for grades 5- 8
An Orff based approach integrating speech, song, body percussion, movement and percussion instruments. Explore a repertoire of modern material for this age group including original songs from the ‘Welcome to Music’ Series. Experience rhythmic and melodic techniques including imitation, echo, ostinato, canon, question and answer leading to improvisation. Emphasis on active participation with a strong sense of fun and enjoyment. See how easy it is to develop a music program in accordance with the curriculum requirements. Motivate those difficult older school children and have them eagerly queuing up for class. Be there or be square!

Sing, Jam and Jive 
Combining Orff principles that inspire, excite and motivate children to remember, understand and love music, experience speech, song, dance, movement and instruments.
A range of styles of music will be used e.g. jazz, pop, blues etc as a basis to experience various rhythmic and melodic techniques including imitation, echo, ostinato and canon leading to improvisation. Material will be suitable for use with 4 – 12 year olds.
The emphasis is on active participation with a strong sense of fun and enjoyment.

Marimba Madness
Participants will play through a varied repertoire for marimbas and other percussion
instruments that will also incorporate some singing and movement highlighting the Orff
process.This session will demonstrate how to engage older students and extend their musical understanding. Motivate those difficult older children and have them eagerly queuing up for
class with some marimba madness.