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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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Virtual coffee morning with Orff UK! Saturday 12th June
13.05.21
Virtual coffee morning with Orff UKSaturday 12 June 10.00 - 11.00am UK time (GMT+1)Come and join Nadja and Natasha from Orff UK for an hour to catch up, chat and take part in a couple of relaxing music and movement activities!Free to members of Orff UK and international Orff associations b....
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....

Forthcoming Courses

Music technology for music making with children
Sat Jun 26 2021
Venue: Online
David Wheway (Canterbury Christ Church University, Orff Society UK) David Wheway will be sharing music programs and apps that can enhance common musi....
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