“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



International Orff Courses and Events

October 2018 - June 2019

Special Course "Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education" - Orff-Schulwerk Austria

November 2018

American Orff Schulwek Association Annual Conference

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Upcoming Orff UK Courses

Singing Playing Moving Dancing in Early Years

10th November 2018
Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury UK
This workshop is for all those who teach music in Early Year.... View course >

Teaching Music with the Orff Approach

Lauriston Primary School, London E9 and London venues tbc
24th November 2018: Playground Songs and Games: Music, Speech and Dance
.... View course >

Group Creative Activities in Music and Movement Education

St Kilian's German School, Dublin
Sat 30th and Sun 31st March 2019
In this workshop we will explore ideas for creative and gr.... View course >