Take Orff with Recorder – Teacher’s Manual (Digital)



About the ‘Take Orff with Recorder’ Product Range

‘Take Orff with Recorder’ –- by Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter

Great classroom recorder arrangements based on the Orff Schulwerk approach. It includes Susie and Phil’s original and popular pieces and arrangements from the ‘Welcome to Music’ Series adapted and modified for descant/soprano recorder in various styles including Jazz, Blues, Latin, Reggae, Calypso etc. All 15 pieces have opportunities for recorder improvisation as well as speech, body percussion, singing, movement, dance and percussion instruments. The repertoire is applicable for 7-12 year olds.

Various ‘Orff’ techniques are used such as imitation, echo, ostinato, canon and question and answer are used to help make learning the recorder easy, fun and accessible to all.

It is recommended that ‘Take Orff with Recorder’ is used after students have had some beginning experience with the recorder. The book assumes basic knowledge of how to play and care for the recorder and notes BAG, low E and D. It begins with 4 pieces that contain DEGAB and then is graded in difficulty as it gradually introduces CDEFF#GABBbCD


Included in this Instant Download:

  • (PDF) A Teacher’s manual that includes all notated music, guitar/ukulele chords, words, full percussion arrangements, individual recorder and percussion scores for classroom use with photocopy permission, improvisation ideas and suggestions for use.

Please note that each of these songs and activities have previously been recorded and included in Welcome to Music products. In this resource, the tracks have been re-recorded with added recorder parts, additional lesson materials have been added for recorder and Orff percussion and not available in previous resources.


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Additional Track Information

  • Individual vocal tracks are available for student use through Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes – search ‘Susie Davies-Splitter & Phil Splitter’
  • All Welcome to Music Backing Tracks are only available as part of an album on this website


Susie & Phil’s Philosophy

  • We believe that everyone can be a successful musical participant regardless of their background.
  • To present music in a range of styles from folk to rap, world music, pop, rock and jazz.
  • To enable the class teacher to easily reinforce the activities that are fun to implement
  • To use a multi-modal, multi-sensory and whole-body approach to help make the learning stick.
  • To encourage students to sing, move, dance, play instruments, create, explore, improvise compose and perform (It’s so good for their self-esteem, confidence and self-expression).
  • To enrich lives and connect ourselves and others to our hearts and inner beauty and potential to be creative and compassionate human beings.
  • To help students feel good about themselves, develop their self-expression and enhance health and well-being through the joy of music.
  • To build happy and healthy communities through inclusive music for all ages, abilities and cultures
  • To help raise the awareness of the importance of active music-making in schools and communities