Getting Started with Orff 2024

Get Energised For 2024!

QOSA proudly presents our Getting Started 2024 workshops in two locations.

Please contact for more information.

Brisbane - Creatively Teaching Creativity

The start of the year is a great time to top up the teaching tank, fueling it with fresh ideas and the joy of sharing with like-minded colleagues. Join Nikki as we explore some new perspectives on creative teaching and teaching creativity.  Play with some new material, but also discover new ways to work with resources you already have.
Let’s get things humming!

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Presenter: Nikki Cox

Saturday 17 February 2024, St Joseph’s Catholic School, Corinda

9am - 12:30pm                             

Toowoomba - Sharing Our Creative Stories

The presenters will be sharing a variety of music and movement activities based on accessible and original material to inspire and ignite your teaching practice.
Treat yourself to a day of creative music making - beautiful ideas, beautiful material.
Join our talented presenters as they share projects developed following their Orff Levels’ experiences.
Under the mentorship of Nikki Cox, QOSA is excited to be continuing this presenter training initiative.


Deb Smith

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Ian Phillips

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Justin Goh

Saturday 24 February 2024, Toowoomba Grammar School, East Toowoomba
9:30am - 3:30pm
(Please note: This is a repeat of the Simply Orff 2023 Workshop)

The Go Anywhere Any Time Machine

Join Deb in her marvellous machine and set off on a journey to who knows where! Experience dramatic storytelling, movement and vocables, body percussion and instruments and finally arrive at your version of the destination.  Links to the Australian Curriculum with an example assessment task and actual student responses will be available for use and discussion if time permits.

Saturday Night!

Everybody loves Saturday night!  Using this theme as the basis of the unit, we will delve into movement, ukulele playing and the essential Orff Pedagogy and Orchestration.  No experience needed for ukulele playing, as we will learn this instrument from scratch and use it in combination with untuned and tuned percussion. (We will have ukuleles available if you don't have your own.)


With this beautiful, traditional Japanese song as our starting point, we will learn the Orff techniques that will allow you to create possibilities for your students to bloom just like the Sakura trees. We will improvise and compose in the intriguing Japanese pentatonic scale with xylophones and recorders, finally utilising those Bb bars on your xylophones!  Links to the Australian curriculum will be provided and discussed. Please bring your recorder(s) to experience the fullness of the Orff ensemble. (We will have some available if you don’t have one.)

We are so pleased to bring you 4 fabulous presenters, ready to bring the fun, inspire, and get your creative juices flowing.  

Simple collaborative ideas turn into musical masterpieces.

You will extend your knowledge, expand your repertoire, gain insights into your own creativity, all while enjoying the company of like-minded teachers. 

There will be time for reflection and discussion about the correlations between what we create during the workshops and the ACARA elaborations.

Immerse yourself in singing, dancing and playing, exploring lesson ideas that can be adapted for any context. 

We hope to see you there!


Tea/coffee and morning tea provided.
BYO lunch for Toowoomba workshop

Please ensure you wear clothes and footwear appropriate to move with ease.

Notes will be provided for all sessions.

QOSA approved certificates are provided, including hours of attendance.

These workshops are run as Covid safe events.
Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

For further information, please contact

Cost Full Price Student Price
Brisbane $140 $70
Toowoomba $160 $80

All registration prices include 2024 QOSA membership ($60 full / $30 student)

Brisbane registrations close Friday 9 Feb 2024.
Toowoomba registrations close Friday 16 Feb 2024.

Please note, access to Google Forms is blocked by some school systems and hence you may need to use a personal login to access the digital form. 

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