“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 
 

Orff UK

Latest Video


Bamboo Tamboo Music at OrffUK Summer School 2013 from Orff UK on Vimeo.

Andrea Vogler's workshops explored a variety of genres/creative starting points including story-telling, soundscapes, junk percussion, drumming circles, and authentic world music grooves from Latin America and Africa; with plenty of opportunity for improvisation and composition.There was also the chance to take a fresh look at the creative potential of ‘ordinary’ classroom percussion instruments, discovering new ways to create sounds with specialist instrumental techniques.

Latest News

International Conference for Music Education
22.09.14
International Conference for Music Education
Sarah Hennessy took part in a panel session at the  International Conference for Music Education held by ISME in Porto Alegre, Brazil 19-25 July 2014. The session was on 'The integration of Orff-Schulwerk with national curricula and standards. At the conference there were several sessions and workshops on Orff-Schulwerk. The next Confere....
Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving an MBE
09.03.14
Congratulations to Margaret Murray on receiving an MBE
Congratulations to our own Margaret Murray on receiving an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for "services to music" in the 2014 UK New Year's Honour List!
Margaret, founder of the Orff Society (Orff UK), has been at the forefront of the Orff movement in the UK for over 40 years. She worked closely with Carl Orff and Gunild Keetm....
Reflections on Orff-Schulwerk: Essays in Celebration of Margaret Murray
11.11.13
Reflections on Orff-Schulwerk: Essays in Celebration of Margaret Murray
Founder of the Orff Society UK and our current secretary, Margaret Murray has been at the forefront of the Orff movement in the UK for over 40 years. She worked closely with Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman to produce the English edition of Orff-Schulwerk: Music for Children (1958-66). From 1963 Margaret presented Orff courses throughout the UK, Sout....