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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 Music in Early Years 8th October 2016

An inclusive workshop suitable for teachers, teaching assistants, nursery nurses, community musicians, parents and anyone engaging with youn.... View course >

From Junk to iPads 15th October 2016

In this workshop David will share ideas on the use of junk (or found) materials to give children opportunities to invent improvise and compo.... View course >

Teaching Music through Movement and the Senses 28th January 2017

As a principle of her work, Angelika invites an encounter between music and dance with the awareness of ones own body, using tactile-kinesth.... View course >

Latest News

Creating Music Together 11th June Plymouth 2016

27.06.16
This June we launched our first course in Plymouth at Marine Academy, led by late Buchanan. Here is what one participant had to say:
"Thank you for the great course .... Read More >

Manuela Widmer talks about 'Join in the Play' 18th & 19th June 2016 London

16.05.16
Creative Group Music Making York April 2016
03.05.16
Creative Group Music Making York April 2016
Caroline McCluskey led a fantastic day in York featuring 'Rainy Day' compositions. Read More >

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