What is Orff Schlwerk? 

Building Musicianship and More…In Every Learner

 

Releasing creativity that extends far beyond the music classroom, Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman conceived an approach to building musicianship in every learner through the integration of music, movement, speech, and drama.

A Teaching Model for Optimal Learning

 

In Orff Schulwerk classrooms, children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms.

We recognize that these videos give just a glimpse of the Orff Schulwerk approach in action, and that there are many, many ways that educators across the country and around the world have used this approach to inspire students in different and equally unique ways.