Orff Schulwerk centers around the development of the total child while encouraging continued development of the teacher. Orff Schulwerk uses poems, rhymes, games, songs, and dances as its foundation for teaching music. Orff Schulwerk uses melodic and percussive musical activities that are easily learned by the students. They have the added benefit of creating good music immediately!
The Orff Schulwerk technique was designed for all children, not just the privileged, talented or selected few. Orff Schulwerk happens in a non competitive atmosphere where one of the rewards is the pleasure of making good music with others.