Orff Music Programme

About the Orff Approach

Carl Orff was a German composer and a music educationalist that developed The Orff Approach in the 20th century. Its core principle is ‘Learning music through experience‘. Children acquire musical concepts in a creative manner by playing percussion instruments, learning rhymes, chanting, singing, movement, dancing, ensemble playing and improvisation.

Why Orff?

Every child is special and unique, our music programme taps into the different learning styles and speed of each and every child to bring them on a discovery of music and themselves. We believe that children should have a care-free childhood and learning styles that do not strike fear or put pressure on them.


Some benefits of the Orff Music Programme are:

Instrumental ensemble and movement

Children learn to play instruments and learn to interact and coordinate with others in musical ensembles. They are encouraged to express themselves by moving to the music.

Flexible and innovative curriculum

This lesson creates a holistic learning environment that inspires children to express themselves creatively through music.

Exploration and experience

Children find out about different musical instruments by themselves, allowing teachers and parents to understand their taste in music and identify the most suitable instrument for them to develop their musicality.

Grade 1

Age: 9 months – 1 year old
(Toddlers who can walk independently)

  • Parent Involvement Programme (Parents to attend class with child)
  • Help children learn about their bodies, different senses and develop their oral-motor skills through various musical exercises.
  • Stimulate the vestibular system in children through parent involvement activities.
  • Teach children the elements of music such as tempo, dynamics, pitch and steady beat through body movement.
  • Develop children’s gross motor skills through percussion instruments playing

Grade 2

Age: 2 years old

  • Parent Involvement Programme (Parents to attend class with child)
  • Two-year olds will acquire multisensory techniques using colour recognition associated with sol-fa syllables.
  • Children are allowed to make music in their own creative ways.
  • Use of movement activities to teach children the elements of music so that they can learn how to express slow or fast, soft or loud using percussion instruments.
  • Stories and games are used to introduce different musical concepts to engage children.

Grade 3

Age: 3 – 6 years old

  • After learning about the sol-fa syllables, children will learn musical notation and learn to play musical instruments. Coloured balls are used to signify music notes and put on an image of stairs to represent the pitch. This can prepare children for reading music in the future.
  • They will use barred instruments (e.g. Glockenspiels and xylophones) to play simple musical phrases in ensembles to boost their musicianship. This improves their sense of rhythm, attention span and teamwork.

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