September 28th - October 3rd
(school holidays between terms 3 and 4)
This year ONZA (Orff New Zealand Association), in association with the University of Waikato, are offering Level 1 training in Wellington for the first time. This course is held annually in Hamilton but this year ONZA are offering an additional course for us here in Wellington!
The six day course is a full week of study broken down into different teaching segments including: Orff pedagogy and arranging, singing, dance, recorder, and improvisation work. The days are about involving participants in learning through doing: singing, saying, moving, and playing. Over the week you will learn how to build music and dance work starting with the rhythm base of language. You will learn how to use body percussion, un-tuned percussion, and tuned percussion (barred instruments) in simple but artistic arrangements that awaken children to different timbres/textures in music making. You will learn how to effectively open up spaces in music and movement work for children to explore and improvise successfully.
The six day course will be led by highly qualified teachers:
- Millie Locke: Orff practitioner and researcher, University of Waikato
- Celia Stewart: Orff practitioner, Christchurch School of Music.
There will also be additional presentations from inspiring music and movement specialists, from Wellington and around New Zealand.
Earlybird price: ONZA member: $600 or $640 for non-members.
Register on the ONZA website: www.orffnz.org
For enquiries or questions about the course contact Priya (Wellington ONZA rep) by email: email@example.com
Why do this course?
- The Orff approach has a wide range of applications in both music education and music therapy; it can be applied in private music teaching, school music, or community music.
- It is a wonderful addition to other music teaching qualifications; Orff integrates well with Kodaly, Suzuki, Dalcroze, and many other teaching practices.
- With limited time currently given to the arts in teacher education this is an excellent opportunity to increase your skill set and teaching toolbox if you are a general classroom teacher or teacher trainee.
- The level one course can be completed as a stand alone teaching qualification or be counted as a substantial module in a masters level paper through Waikato University: (contact Professor Terry Locke: firstname.lastname@example.org) Paper details: https://education.waikato.ac.nz/about/departments/arts-and-language-department/orff-schulwerk/
- It will be an inspiring and rewarding week for yourself working alongside excellent artistic teachers and actively making music and movement with other local like minded people.