Online Orff Hours


In 2021 we held some very successful workshops, sharing sessions and information sessions online through zoom.


Sessions are $25 for non-members and just $10 for members.

Session 1

Developing Young Voices with Polly Christie (Victoria)

Tuesday 8th March at 5.30-6.30pm AEDT

How to work with children’s voices, develop a vibrant singing culture, and create unified singing in your music classroom or school choir.

Polly (BMus Hons in conducting) has conducted over 14 adult choirs and currently conducts a 60 voiced primary school choir and the Young Voices of Macedon, plus teachers classroom music from grade prep-6.

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Session 2

Ni Hao - Chinese Songs with Xu Mai (China)

Thursday 7th April at 5.00-6.00pm AEST

Learn some simple Mandarin songs to use with your students, including accompaniments with instruments, body percussion and movement.

Mai is the director of the Institute of Music and Movement Education Advancement (IMMEA) China, an accredited ANCOS Levels presenter and a graduate of the AOSA San Francisco Levels courses.

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Session 3

Orff Schulwerk through Letters with Shirley Salmon (Austria)

POSTPONED From Tuesday 3rd May To TUESDAY 17TH MAY at 7.00-8.00pm AEST-

Experience Orff Schulwerk through the theme of letters. Sing, play, move and explore.

Shirley is a retired lecturer from the Orff Institute and currently the President of the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg. Her specific interest is in inclusive education.

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Session 4

Orff Schulwerk through Numbers with Sarah Brooke (Australia)

Tuesday 10th May at 7.00-8.00pm AEST

Experience Orff Schulwerk through the theme of numbers.

Sarah is currently the President of VOSA and on the IOSFS Board. Her doctoral studies investigated the principles of Orff Schulwerk.

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Session 5

My Story of Gunild Keetman with Verena Maschat (Spain)

Thursday 2nd June at 7.30-8.30pm AEST

Gunild Keetman, Orff’s collaborator in the Schulwerk, presented a television series with Carl Orff’s daughter Godela in Bavaria in the 1950s.

Verena was one of the children in the series who then went on to become a highly respected educator teaching much of her career at the Orff Institute. Verena will talk about her time on the screen and about Gunild Keetman’s work until her death in 1990.

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