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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

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Latest News

Online workshop 8th May with Christa Coogan - now booking!
11.04.21
Spring is here in the UK and we have a wonderful online workshop for you all to get you moving and give you ideas for your teaching practice!We are absolutely delighted to welcome Christa Coogan from the Department of Elemental Music Pedagogy at the University for Music and Theatre in Munich, German....
NEW - Online workshops in February and March
14.12.20
Following our earlier series of online workshops in the Autumn term, we have two new online workshops planned for the Spring term. Please join us - we'd love to see you there! Saturday 6 February 10.00am - 12.30pm GMT with Nadja Kraft and Natasha WolffeCreative movement with 5 to 8 year olds On....
Notice of AGM Saturday 17th October 2020
17.09.20
Our AGM this year will be taking place via Zoom at 1.00pm on Saturday 17th October 2020. This is an important event for the Society and its governance, so we would be delighted to see all members who would like to join us. Members can find details of the meeting

Forthcoming Courses

Dancing with the space around us!
Sat May 8 2021
Even in these Corona times, the Orff Schulwerk pedagogy assumes that everyone can still dance musically and with intention and purpose! In this worksh....
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