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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

Teaching for Musical Creativity 5th and 6th March 2016

Nanna Hlíf Ingvadóttir
We are delighted that Nanna can return to England to lead a workshop in the southwest.The focus of the worksh.... View course >

Creative Group Music Making 23rd April 2016

Activities for our voices, dancing bodies and pitched /unpitched percussion instruments will be explored within a multidisciplinary approach.... View course >

Music and Drama in Creative Education 18th and 19th June 2016

‘Elemental Music Drama’
In the field of a creative Elemental Music and Dance
Education, the main aim is to stop working in a r.... View course >

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Courses and Activities this Autumn 2015

15.12.15
Creative Music Making 10th October 2015
The magical Soili Perkiö traveled from Finland to lead a course for the first time in over 10 years in the UK. The .... Read More >
York Summer School 2015
23.08.15
York Summer School 2015
We had almost 40 participants at our Summer School this year in York. With out tutors Andrea Sangiogrio, Shirley Day Salmon and Indigo Moon Theatre. Here are some comments from our Read More >
Composing Music with Children 27th & 28th June 2015
07.07.15
Composing Music with Children 27th & 28th June 2015
Rainer Kotzian led our 'Composing Music with Children' workshop in Richmond at the end of June. We had a lot of participants gather at Holy Trinity Primary School for a l.... Read More >

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