“I believe there is something of an artist in every human being.” Carl Orff
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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 approaches to teaching music for the inclusive classroom

24th February 2018. This practical workshop is aimed at the 5-11 age range and focuses on working with a wide range of abilities in inclusiv.... View course >

Nurturing Creativity in Early Years - 23/03/18

23rd March 2018.
This workshop is for all those working in Early Years settings. It focuses on creative approaches to engage young c.... View course >

Nurturing Creativity in Early Years - 24/03/18

24th March 2018.
This workshop is for all those working in Early Years settings. It focuses on creative approaches to engage young c.... View course >

Composing and Improvising with Children

5th May 2018.
This workshop is for all those who teach music in the primary phase (KS1 and 2). It will offer a variety of creative ways.... View course >