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Accent on Orff – Orff Process workshop

07/05/2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An Orff Approach to Creative Group Music Making with Children

This one day course will share ideas for creative group music making with young learners. Activities for our voices, dancing bodies and percussion instruments will be explored within a multidisciplinary approach to imaginative and inclusive group musical activity.

Caroline McCluskey studied violin and Community Music at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduating in 2005. In 2006, Caroline gained a Professional Development Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education at the British Kodaly Academy and  went on to complete a MSc in Music in the Community at the University of Edinburgh in 2009.

In 2013, Caroline graduated from the Carl Orff Institute for Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy, University Mozarteum Salzburg after completing a Postgraduate University Course in Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education.

ORFF SCOTLAND in partnership with ARTSPLAY HIGHLAND with Caroline McCluskey. 

FEES: £45 Orff Scotland members £30

For more information and to reserve a place please send the completed form by email or by post to: alphamunro@outlook.com Foulis Mains, Evanton, Ross-shire, IV16 9UX Tel. 01349830366

About the Orff Approach

The Orff Approach is a set of principles by which creative education can be organised. Primarily it uses a trinity of Art Forms: Music, Dance and Spoken Word, with two central themes that bind them together: Rhythm and Improvisation. The Orff Approach is not a linear method, nor is it a training programme for particular career paths, such as playing an instrument, joining a ballet company or becoming a poet. It does however offer a holistic grounding in the many skills and qualities that a person might want in living and or working creatively. It can sit alongside other curriculums or stand alone as a pathway for personal and professional creative development.

In the Orff Approach we believe that music making develops us in ways that are:

Social – When we make music together we learn to interact and share with others- communicating ideas and feelings, adapting and negotiating, challenging, collaborating, celebrating and having fun.

Emotional – It enables us to express our feelings, to reflect or change a mood – to soothe, excite, shock, elate….

Cognitive – In making and listening to music we use our imagination and experience to give musical form to ideas and feelings. Perception, memory, concept formation and problem solving abilities are developed.

Physical – Through singing, dancing, and playing instruments we acquire increasing control of our movements and our voice with energy, flexibility, dexterity, strength, speed, coordination and breathing.

Therapeutic – Music is a medium for communication. It calms, stimulates, comforts and energises.

Spiritual – Music creates the conditions for contemplation and transcendence..




10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Artsplay Highland


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18 Leachkin Inverness, IV3 8PN United Kingdom + Google Map
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