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Introduction to Orff Schulwerk


The Introduction to Orff course 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. The course will familiarize participants with Orff terminology and review basic music theory. Explore a creative approach that integrates speech, singing, movement, improvisation and instrument technique on pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments as well as recorder. Discover the Orff music process and enhance your music program through 30 hours of hands on music, movement and drama activities.  

Join master teacher, Cathy Bayley, as she models the Orff approach to teaching music and shares a wide range of materials she has developed during her long career as an Orff specialist.

Fees for 2019 are $539.69 for domestic students and $1564.98 for international students.

Registration:  Contact Pam Hetrick:

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, August 16, 2019 - 4:30pm

Vancouver Community College (Downtown Campus)

250 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6B 1S9 - Room 420

The ability to read and write music.


Cathy Bayley has taught elementary school music from Kindergarten to Grade 7 in Canada and Australia and retired 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 in Music Education from the University of Victoria. Cathy has conducted workshops all over British Columbia. She is passionate about the Orff approach to music education and has worked for many years to promote this philosophy both locally and nationally. Cathy is a Past President of Carl Orff Canada.  In 2013 Cathy was proud to be awarded the BC Music Educators’ Professional Elementary Teacher Award.