A Touch of Orff (Feb 2022)


“A Touch of Orff” 
an online course with Bethany Elsworth

Friday 18th to Sunday 20th February 2022 (inclusive)

If you are curious about creative music and movement processes then join us for this 6-hour interactive course offering practical insight into elements that make the Orff-Schulwerk a unique way to educate. On each of the 3-days we will offer online collaborative play via Zoom (1.5 hours) followed by offline explorations at home (30 minutes) to provide an array of opportunities to explore each educational concept. Together we will delve into ways of working with the voice, body, mind, and instruments to generate innovative activities for your own students. Whatever your teaching or musical background, come and join us for A Touch of Orff.  This course has been successfully taught in Canada and also hosted by QOSA previously in November 2021.

Course Structure

Zoom sessions:

  • Friday:  4.00 – 5.30pm
  • Saturday:  9.00 – 10.30am
  • Sunday:  9.00 – 10.30am

Offline Explorations:

  • Individual tasks to be completed at home and submitted prior to the next session
  • Bethany will provide clear information about how to submit your tasks using Seesaw prior to the course
  • All participants will receive personalised feedback from Bethany

Explore activities that focus on Orff media:

  • Voice (speech and singing)
  • Movement (dance and body percussion)
  • Instruments (non-melodic and melodic instruments) through creative processes


Be prepared to move your body, engage creatively and collaboratively, share ideas, reflect on activities, explore instruments and challenge yourself to grow.

Please note:

  • Strictly limited spots available – book early
  • Instrument options – please have a small range of untuned percussion.  Xylophones desirable but not essential
  • Participants will receive notes at the end of each day
  • Tech support available during the course


  • Standard Rate $100
  • Full-time student $50 (with student ID)
  • Complete the registration form here
  • Registrations close Monday 7th February 2022


Email the QOSA Committee at qosanews@gmail.com or info@qosa.org.au