Adding Orff Instruments to the Music Classroom


For nearly a century, the Orff approach has been used to help children explore the world of music. This experience usually includes opportunities for students to play on instruments such as xylophones and glockenspiels.

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More About Orff Instruments

Orff Instruments: Classroom Essentials

Whether a music teacher uses the Orff approach or not, almost all have had some interaction with the wonderful instruments that are associated with Orff-Schulwerk.

Orff -Schulwerk is a developmental approach created by composer Carl Orff and his colleague Gunild Keetman in the 1920s.

It combines music, movement, drama, and speech in lessons.
Orff believed that children should have instruments especially built for them.
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Chime bars and timpani are also considered essential instruments for classroom activities incorporating the Orff approach.
More on Orff Instruments

For more information about the Orff approach, view our blog on using Orff instruments in the classroom.

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For more information on resources and technique, check out our earlier Orff blog from Tom Dean.

View more Orff instruments here. Orff bundles are also available through this link, and you can view Orff classroom resources here.

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