Levels Courses 2023

QOSA Orff Levels Training Courses 2023

Nationally Accredited Levels Training Courses 1, 2, 3 & 4 

Creative Music and Movement Education

Sunday 24 September - Thursday 28 September 2023 

The courses run over five days (37 hours) 8:30am - 5:30pm

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If you have found Orff Schulwerk workshops stimulating and want to gain greater insight into the practical application of Orff principles in teaching, you will welcome this opportunity to immerse yourself in Orff processes with the guidance of experienced Orff teachers.

Whilst both challenging and great fun, this sequential course is guaranteed to deepen your understanding of the Orff approach and to provide you with the tools to implement these ideas creatively in your own educational setting.


Please help us with our planning by filling in this Expression of Interest Form letting us know your intentions to do Levels with us this year.

The course fee includes tuition with comprehensive notes. Both morning and afternoon teas are also provided.           

An ANCOS approved Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to attendees who successfully complete all attendance, participation and assessment requirements.

The following fundamental areas of the Orff approach will be covered:

  • Orff Pedagogy: The cornerstone of the Orff approach. This strand deals with the sequence of activities (the Orff process) and the use of specific teaching techniques.                              
  • Orchestration, Analysis & Literature: In the Orff approach, the emphasis on learning lies within the process of learning. Analysis of works therefore, usually occurs after participants have learnt to play, improvise, move, sing and/or speak to a particular piece of music that exemplifies Orff theory.                                                                                                       
  • Technique & Improvisation: In this strand, creative skills and playing techniques on melodic and non-melodic instruments are experienced. Improvisation is explored on all media, including the voice and body. The care and use of the Orff ensemble is also covered.     
  • Vocal Development: In the Orff approach, the voice plays an important role through vocables, speech and singing.  This is also incorporated in most of the other strands.                   
  • Movement & Dance: The Orff approach recognises a close connection between music and movement and that involvement in one enhances understanding of the other. In this strand, movement vocabulary is learned for creative expressions, as well as for set dance forms.              
  • Recorder: The recorder plays a useful role in the Orff Schulwerk approach.  This strand will look at the history, playing technique, and various ways of using the instrument in the classroom. In Level 1 we start with a descant recorder, and by Level 4 we have explored the treble, tenor and bass recorders.