Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

Registration is OPEN; Registration Instructions here: Master Orff Student Letter 2024

Intro to Orff Teaching Training CRN: 61958

2024 Fees: (Tuition: $484.82 + taxes/fees: 131.51) TOTAL for Intro to Orff: $616.33

Contact Pam Hetrick: with any questions

Date: August 6, 2024 – August 10, 2024; 8:30am-5:00pm (Tuesday to Saturday)

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

We invite you to join Cathy Bayley on this 30-hour immersion into the Orff approach to music and dance education.

The Introduction to Orff Course is designed to welcome music educators 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.

Pam Hetrick

There is no prerequisite for this course although knowledge of music notation is helpful.


Cathy Bayley 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 Master 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 awarded the BC Music Educators’ Professional Elementary Teacher Award. Cathy is also very proud to be an Honorary Life Member of both the BC Chapter of Carl Orff Canada and Carl Orff Canada.