The Orff approach is derived from the work of Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman. Very broadly, it aims to appropriate a child's naturally playful mind to introduce and deepen musical practice. Chanting, movement, and story telling engages student minds in activities that lead to discoveries about musical improvisation, composition, and most fundamentally, meaning. When children learn to create meaning through sound and movement, they are learning to transcend what is simply "correct" to enter into something utterly different that they find to be true. They learn to find their own meanings. They learn to think as artists.
If you are new to Orff, we are excited to have you visit the TAOC. Below you will find information about how to get involved with us as well as information about the larger Orff community.
AOSA Members $40
Non AOSA $55
Students AOSA $Free (with AOSA membership)
Students Non AOSA $20
Individual Workshop Fees
TAOC members $Free
AOSA student - $ Free with proof of AOSA membership
Fees and registration can be handled on the day of any workshop. (Checks to be made out to TAOC)
American Orff Schulwerk Association
North Florida Orff Chapter
Central Florida Orff
Greater Tampa Bay Area Orff Chapter
Heart of Florida Orff Chapter
South Florida Orff Chapter