What is Orff Schulwerk?
Composer Carl Orff and his colleague Gunild Keetman developed Orff Schulwerk as an active approach to music and movement education based on the central idea that music, movement and speech form an inseparable unit. Through singing, rhythmic speech, body percussion and movement, children gain experience and develop instincts for making music in a joyful and accessible way. Orff Schulwerk uses songs, rhymes, games and dances to explore traditional and original music in the elemental style, introducing skills and concepts in a logical and integrated way. Music and movement are often accompanied by clapping, snapping and stamping, or with pitched and unpitched percussion as well as recorders. Intensive, three-level Orff Schulwerk training courses help to prepare teachers and therapists for the challenge of developing music programs adapted to the needs of their students.
Orff Schulwerk Courses supplied by West Music
The following is a list of Orff Schulwerk certification courses for which West Music will be providing books and instruments in summer 2011. Required and recommended materials as well as recorders will be available on site or a PDF order form will be provided for students to order directly from West Music. For many of these workshops West Music will provide instruments that will be used in the classes. These instruments will be available for sale at a discount at the end of the courses, which means these instruments will be available to you at discounted prices and free shipping when picked up at the end of the workshops! (Please contact us no later than 3 weeks before any show to allow shipping time.)
For information regarding reserving instruments or for orders to be picked up at the workshops, please contact our workshop coordinator via email at email@example.com or call 800-397-9378. ext 1306. See you there!
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