A Touch of Orff – Online Summer Course – August 16-18 & 23-25

***NEW DATES ADDED – August 23-25***

Please email vicepresident@bcorff.ca to register!

After May 31st Rates – Regular $115 & Student $100

If you are curious about creative music and movement processes then join us for this 6-hour course offering practical insight into elements that make the Orff-Schulwerk a unique way to educate. During the 3-days we will offer online collaborative play via Zoom (1.5 hours) followed by offline explorations at home (30 minutes) to provide an array of opportunities to explore each educational  concept. Together we will delve into ways of working with the voice, body, mind, and instruments to generate innovative activities for your own students. Whatever your teaching or musical background, come and join us for A Touch of Orff.

 Course structure 

Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th August (inclusive) Synchronous from 9:30am to 11:00am daily Asynchronous activities to be completed prior to 3pm 

 Explore activities that focus on Orff media  

  • Voice (speech and singing) 
  • Movement (body percussion and dance) 
  • Musical Instruments(non-melodic and melodic instruments)   through creative processes*

Course Instructor: Bethany Ellen Elsworth

Bethany Ellen Elsworth (previously known as Rowe) is an experienced Orff-Schulwerk teacher from Australia. She completed her Level 4 Orff training in New Zealand and is a graduate of the 2014/15 Special Course from the Carl Orff Institute in Salzburg. Bethany has been a levels presenter for the Australian National Orff-Schulwerk Association since 2011. Over the years she has been invited to deliver professional development experiences for the Australian Girls Choir, Australian Society of Music Education, Education Queensland, MusicaViva, Music Therapy Association and PanArts. In 2019 she published her first book “As simple as you make it” in Australia and has recently launched a new resource in Canada called, “Hey you, make that sound!” Bethany enjoys sharing her love of this creative approach and has enjoyed presenting sessions in Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Japan and Singapore.


Be prepared to move your body, engage creatively,  share ideas, reflect on activities, explore instruments, and  challenge yourself to grow. 

We have capped course numbers to ensure each participant receives an individualized experience of the Orff-Schulwerk. 

Register early so you don’t miss out!

*options available to borrow instruments for the course. 

Students will receive notes at the end of the course.