Level 1 & 2 Courses - 2017


Please register and pay asap.  Level 1 in particular generally books out quickly!

VOSA will run both Level 1 and Level 2 courses in July.

Dates: 10 - 14 July, 2017 inclusive

Venue: Camberwell Baptist Church, 460 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East, Victoria

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See the Courses page for details on course content.  Please read the details and pre-requisites carefully.  If you are unsure of your suitability for these courses (particularly if you are looking at enrolling in the Level 1 course) please email Melissa Dods at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your background and suitability.

About the Levels Courses

The courses focus on ‘learning by doing’, helping teachers share their music through practical music making and by creating enjoyable experiences for the students.  They are based on the principles developed by Carl Orff, the composer and music educator who lived and worked in Europe from 1895 to 1982.

Participants in these courses will be exposed to a stimulating and graded repertoire of music and dance pieces.  They will be encouraged to develop their confidence and skills in sharing with students of all ages and stages of development.

Orff Schulwerk offers a holistic approach to music education.  It integrates singing, speech activities, movement, folk dance and the playing of percussion instruments to encourage active music making.

It can be applied to all educational levels and in community music.  From the earliest ages singing and saying nursery rhymes and speech verses are combined with sound gestures or body percussion (clapping, stamping, finger clicking etc).

These practical activities lay the foundations for broad musical development.  They also lend themselves to involvement with the range of Orff instruments from simple non-tuned percussion (eg tambourines) to recorders, xylophones and glockenspiels.

The ‘Orff’ approach to music education is continuing to grow and adapt to present day needs and circumstances and is now being taught throughout the world.

Levels 1 & 2 will be run simultaneously.  ie participants can only complete ONE level at a time.  To enroll in the Level 2 course, you MUST have successfully completed Level 1 and hold a Level 1 Certificate of Accreditation from an Orff society.

Each day runs from 8.45am to 5.45pm.  FULL Attendance each day is required to attain accreditation.


Susie Davies-Splitter
Melissa Dods
Audrey Fine
Damian Royal


Earlybird registration (MUST be registered & paid by 31.5.17)

Member $505
Non Member $565
Student/Concession $351
Overseas resident $505

Standard registration (paid after 31.5.17)

Member $555
Non Member $615
Student/Concession $351
Overseas Resident $505


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