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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

Composing Music with Children 27th & 28th June 2015

Make music through rhythm and movement, games with speech,
singing and listening and playing instruments.
Saturday 27th & Sun.... View course >

International Summer School 27th to 31st July 2015

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


Margaret Murray MBE 1921-2015 We bring you the sad news that Margaret died on January 31st2015. She was in hospital for two days and died peacefully in her sleep.... Read More >
Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming 1928 - 2015
Lois lived a life that was filled with music – as a writer, composer, teacher, and teacher’s mentor she made a lasting im.... Read More >
Margaret Murray MBE
Margaret Murray MBE
Investiture for MBE awarded to Margaret Murray Below is an account of the day Margaret Murray was awarded an MBE by the Queen, written in Margaret's own words.  K.... Read More >

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