The Orff approach to Music Education is holistic, experiential and process oriented. It is for all children- not just the most musically or intellectually gifted- and encompasses aural, visual and kinesthetic learners. The Orff approach taps into learning through doing, exploring and improvising. Children are active participants in an integrated, guided process, one which allows for differing musical abilities. In the Orff approach, no child is neglected. The Philosophy introduces and teaches children about music on a level that is easy to understand, while combining the elements of speech, rhythm, and song. Musical concepts are learned through singing, chanting, and the playing of percussion instruments. Improvisation, composition and a child’s natural sense of play are encouraged.
What does an Orff instrument sound like?
- “It sounds funny!” (Daniel, SK)
- “It sounds peaceful!” (Annie, SK)
- “It sounds like the Temple!” (Catherine, SK)