About Teaching With Orff

Teaching With Orff was created as a place for Music & Movement educators to share information, collaborate, and connect. Our lessons and articles are authored by experts in the field, master teachers with high levels of training in Orff-Schulwerk and other disciplines that combine Music & Movement education. Please comment on any post to add insights from your experience.  If you have good news, an idea, or a video for a future post, please contact us.

Teaching With Orff is made possible by MMB Music, the sole U.S. distributor of STUDIO 49 Orff Instruments.

As the CEO and owner of MMB Music and Teaching With Orff, Michelle Marie leads a team dedicated to serving educators worldwide. Her heart-centered approach to leadership, business, and life is integral to the legacy of Studio 49.


What is Orff?

This 2-minute video offers a brief look at the journey of discovery that children experience making music and movement the Orff-Schulwerk way. Be sure to watch the video of an Orff class in action for a more detailed explanation of Orff Schulwerk!

See an Orff class in action

In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms. This 7-minute video, with teacher commentary, models how children learn through Orff Schulwerk.