Children learning music through imitation, exploration and creation is the heart of the Orff approach. I am certified in Orff-Schulwerk for children and apply what I've learned to real classroom situations.
My students are finding themselves totally immersed in the musical experience due this approach. Singing, dancing, playing, acting, improvising, and writing music is all a part of the Orff-Schulwerk experience. I hope this website will encourage you, as an elementary music teacher, to look into this approach. Experience a workshop for yourself. The Orff Approach is so much more than children playing on small xylophone type instruments. Read my blog, check out lesson plans, watch the Orff Approach videos and listen to my Orffsite Show Podcast.