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Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, August 24, 2018 - 3:00pm

St. Frances De Sales School

6656 Balmoral Street, Burnaby

Vice President

Dawn Haylett
Dawn Haylett

Dawn Haylett teaches an Orff program and Band at York House School in Vancouver.  She is passionate about the possibility within the Orff process for students and teachers to develop their skills and creativity.  She plays French Horn professionally in the Greater Vancouver area.

This course provides a foundation in Orff Schulwerk and offers insights into bringing music and movement into the daily life of children. It is designed to give music specialists and those who can read and write music an introduction to the many elements which comprise the Orff philosophy of music education. Explore a creative approach that integrates speech, singing, movement, improvisation and instrument technique on pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments as well as recorder.

Full attendance is strongly encouraged. Participants who miss a day of instruction will only earn a certificate once they have registered for and completed a full day workshop with the BC Orff Chapter.


Cathy Bayley has taught elementary school music, Kindergarten to Grade 7 in Canada and Australia and is retired from her position as the Fine Arts Coordinator for the Surrey School District with responsibilities in dance, drama, visual arts and music from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Cathy has Orff Schulwerk Levels I, II and III and Post Level III as well as a Diploma in Visual and Performing Arts from UBC. She has a Masters of Education from the University of Victoria. She is passionate about the Orff approach to music education and has worked for many years to promote this philosophy both locally and nationally, conducting workshops all over British Columbia. She has served as President of Carl Orff Canada. In addition, she is the 2014 recipient of the BCMEA Elementary Professional Music Educator Award.