Orff

The Orff Schulwerk Approach to Creative Music and Movement

Workshops for both children and teachers 

Orff Schulwerk is an approach to music education developed by German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982) and his colleague, Gunild Keetman. The teaching process involves singing; body percussion; playing on a variety of both melodic and non-melodic percussion instruments; movement and dancing; and speech activities to encourage active music making.

In these series of workshops, we will be getting children/ teachers to explore body percussion, creative movement and explore playing on both non-melodic instruments (claves, egg shakers, drums) and melodic instruments (xylophones, metallophones, tone-bars). Through these hands-on sessions, we will share simple songs and activities developmentally appropriate for the various age groups.

Past experience:

We conducted a series of Orff workshops for teachers of Aitong Primary School. The experience allows them to use different modalities (body percussion, locomotive movement, singing, instrument play – melodic and non-melodic) to approach a song. They were also taught how to scaffold children’s learning and ways to plan simple music movement activities based on Orff Methodology.