What is Orff Schulwerk?

What is Orff Schulwerk?

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!

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  1. Nancy Glazier on March 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I loved the video, it was so professional, I can see why the parents and family members enjoyed seeing their students perform. I enjoy the Orff Schulwerk lessons sent to my school emails from time to time. Thank you for sharing your creativity and lessons :} Nancy

    • Teaching With Orff on March 14, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Nancy, we are so pleased that you enjoyed the video as well as our lessons! – Your friends at Teaching With Orff

  2. Stephanie Weisman on October 19, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Can you start a musically inclined 18-month old toddler on an Orff instrument?
    And if so, how do you suggest doing this?

    • Teaching With Orff on November 11, 2016 at 9:15 am

      Hi Stephanie! We applaud your desire to encourage music making at such a young age, but we would not recommend starting a toddler on this type of instrument other than free play. For a child so young, we suggest musical toys at home as well as local early childhood music programs that will allow him/her to practice music making in a group. – Your friends at Teaching With Orff

  3. Jackie Whitfield on February 5, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    I promote Orff approach for preschool children in my community. May I use this video?

    • Teaching With Orff on February 6, 2020 at 7:32 am

      Absolutely! You are welcome to use this video as well as our classroom in action video (linked in post above) to promote and advocate for your music program.

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