“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.
Orff Schulwerk is designed for all children, not just the privileged, talented, or selected few. It is designed so every child can succeed! Orff-certified teachers design non-competitive atmospheres where one of the rewards is the pleasure of making good music with others.”
When visiting an Orff classroom, you will see students moving, speaking and singing, listening and responding to the music of different cultures and time periods, playing instruments of all kinds, reading and notating music, and creating. And all of this takes place with an emphasis on the end result being student creativity in different mediums.
Students do not need to be musically talented, have years of private lessons, or very involved parents. A well-built and well-taught Orff class will take the student wherever they are and expand on that learning. The structure of the class is designed so that ALL students succeed.
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