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Welcome to Orff UK

OrffUK promotes the Orff Approach which is a way of teaching based on the essential relationship between Music, Dance and Spoken Word. Rhythm and improvisation are fundamental elements in the approach which holds the intrinsic view that we are all naturally musical. If you are looking for practical and creative training, and resources to support your work as a Teacher in Early Years, Primary or Secondary, an Instrumental Teacher, a Community Musician, a Speech and Language Therapist, a Headteacher, a Nursery Nurse, a Teaching Assistant, or a Parent, this approach will be of interest to you. We offer training courses, expert advice in professional development, and support for creative projects in schools or other organisations. Our courses are practical, with opportunities to learn through composing and improvising with words; dancing; singing and playing instruments. We also provide online resources including teaching videos and audio recordings.

We hope you enjoy the site, to find out more of what we offer please see the About pages.

Sarah Hennessy, Chair

Upcoming Courses

Creative Adventures in Music Teaching and Learning for Children

This 2 day workshop will present activities in rhythmic speech, poetry, instrumental ensemble, creative movement, and traditional dance for .... View course >

Music, Movement and the Senses: Creative ideas for music Teaching with movement for children

In this workshop we will explore creative ideas, for paired and group work for all abilities, that provide rich learning opportunities in mu.... View course >

International Orff Summer School 31st July to 4th August 2017

This residential summer school offers opportunities to explore, in depth, creative approaches to teaching and learning in music. It aims to .... View course >

Latest News

Teaching Music in Early Years 8th October 2016

Nadja Kraft lead an inspiring day of Early Years Music workshops at Canary Wharf College, including a engaging session with children. 

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Creating Music Together 11th June Plymouth 2016

This June we launched our first course in Plymouth at Marine Academy, led by late Buchanan. Here is what one participant had to say:
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Manuela Widmer talks about 'Join in the Play' 18th & 19th June 2016 London


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