Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! VCC 2023 Intro/Levels Registration Instructions

International Students email to apply. 

Contact Pam Hetrick: with any questions. 

Course: Intro to Orff Teacher Training – CRN 61915 

Domestic Tuition: $466.00 + additional fees ($148.25) International Tuition: $716.00 + additional fees ($257.55)   

Date: August 8, 2023 – August 12, 2023; 8:30am-5:00pm (Tuesday to Saturday) 

Location: Vancouver Community College (Broadway Campus), 1155 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 4V5

 The Introduction to Orff course is designed to welcome music educators and those that work musically with people, to the many concepts that form the philosophical essence of the Orff-Schulwerk.  The course aims to introduce participants to Orff terminology and basic music theory whilst experiencing the creative ways of working with music, movement and the whole child.  Discover ways to enhance your music program and instill creativity in your students through the integration of speech, song, movement, percussion play and recorder activities.

We invite you to join Bethany Elsworth on this 30-hour venture into the realm of the Orff approach to music and dance education.  

Pam Hetrick

There is no prerequisite for this course. We welcome all people that are
interested in exploring the concepts of using music and dance creatively.

Bethany Ellen Elsworth 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 Postgraduate Degree of Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education from the Orff Institute in Salzburg. Bethany has been a Levels presenter for the Australian National Orff-Schulwerk Association since 2011. Bethany now resides in the Okanagan working as a fine arts teacher in the Elementary sector. In collaboration with the BC Orff Chapter, she designed and implemented an online course titled, “A Touch of Orff.”  Last year she was also invited to present sessions for the BC Orff Chapter and the BCMEA Conference. 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 presented sessions in Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Japan and Singapore.