ExpiredLevels 1, 2, 3 & 4

ExpiredLevels 1, 2, 3 & 4

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Courses


Venue: St Catherine’s School (26 Albion St, Waverley NSW 2024)


Date: Monday 26th September – Friday 30th September 2022


Time: 8:15am – 5.00pm daily (Registration from 8am on Monday)



Melinda Bryant, Susie Davies-Splitter, Virginia Esparraga, Audrey Fine, Peta Harper, Joyce Kojevnikov, Dr. Sue Lane, Lisa McGovern, Dr. Carol Richards, Dr. Robyn Staveley.


Course Description: The Orff Schulwerk Teacher Certification courses immerse participants in the Orff approach to teaching music. Carl Orff devised this approach to develop musical qualities inherent in all people through an active and creative learning process. It applies to all areas of music education, including early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, studio, therapy, or special education. Participants in the certification courses experience first-hand this way of learning and teaching, using the skills and techniques specific to the Orff approach.

Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 will include studies in Movement and Dance, Orchestration and Analysis, Technique and Improvisation, Recorder, Vocal Studies, and Pedagogy. Level 1 participants require a descant recorder, Level 2 participants require a treble recorder, and Level 3 and 4 participants require any melodic instrument that they can play PLUS any or all of the recorder family (descant, treble, tenor, and bass). Basic knowledge of music notation is required for this course. If necessary (due to health restrictions) on-site sessions may need to be live-streamed at the venue with a facilitator in the room.

Certification is attained through successfully completing all assessment tasks during the course and attending the required 36 face-to-face hours. It is a requirement that each Level is successfully completed before moving to the next Level.


Fees Include:

  • 36 hours of active embodied learning
  • ANCOS nationally accredited courses
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Professional Development Certificate
  • Morning teas every day (we suggest you bring your own lunch each day as the shops are not within walking distance)
  • Maps of the area, and site, will be sent once payment is received, approximately one week before the course





CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION: Monday 5th September 2022

Applications accepted and confirmed in order of receipt.


Cost: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Member $580 $580 $600 $600
Non-Member $635 $635 $655 $655
Full-time Student $400 $400 $400 $400



Brown Books:

Brown books are required for all Levels courses as follows: (Brown books may be purchased through Optimum Percussion, links are provided underneath). In addition, some Brown Books (book 1& 2)  are also available on the day:

Level 1 – Brown book I and II

(Book 1) https://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/index.php/music-for-children-volume-1-pentatonic.html

(Book 2) https://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/index.php/music-for-children-volume-2-major-drone.html

Level 2 – Brown books II and III

(Book 3) https://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/index.php/music-for-children-volume-3-major-dominant.html

Level 3 -Brown books II, III, and IV

(Book 4) https://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/index.php/music-for-children-volume-4-minor-drone.html

Level 4 -Brown Books IV and V (Please bring all volumes to the course)

(Book 5)  https://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/index.php/music-for-children-volume-5-minor-dominant.html

Group Discount:

10% discount applies for institutions with 2 or more staff attending on receipt of full payment on or before 1st September 2022 (Please email treasurer@orffnsw.org.au for details of this discount).


Part scholarships to participants (tertiary students) undertaking Levels 1 or 2 are available on application to the OSANSW President. Please email for more information – mrollins@waverley.nsw.edu.au


80% of the course fee will be refunded if canceled before 12th September 2022. No refund will be given after this date.

Course Notes:

All course notes will be supplied in an electronic format (via a link) prior to the course.

You may wish to download and print these notes or simply download them to your smart device to bring each day.

Please note that the venue does not have Wi-Fi capabilities for participants.



All participants need to ensure that they are double vaccinated for this course.



Payment information – Antoinette Hildebrandt Ph: 0408670506

Course information – Peta Harper Email: pp.harper@bigpond.com


26 Albion Street,, Waverley, New South Wales, 2024

  • Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4
    September 26, 2022 - September 30, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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