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What is Orff?

COVID-19 Update: Out of an abundance of caution, we will not offer a summer 2021 Orff class. We will share a new start date as soon as it's finalized. Thank you for your support.

Developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman, this dynamic approach to learning music offers active and creative musical experiences through a combination of speech, body percussion, singing, playing instruments and movement. The Orff approach emphasizes the value of exploration, discovery and critical thinking in the music classroom and encourages students to be creative and collaborative!

Our classes are filled with singing, clapping, moving, and playing - all the fun things children ages 3 to 7 love to do! Learn more about the Orff approach today!

  • 2021 Schedule: TBD
    • 3-4-year-old class: Mondays from 4:15-5 p.m.
    • 5-7-year-old class: Mondays from 5:15-6 p.m.
  • Tuition: $130 per semester
  • Location: Presser Hall room 113
Rachel Read

Rachel Read, Orff-Schulwerk Instructor

Rachel Read, a Stetson University alumna, graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 2016 and earned her MA in Music Education in 2019. She is currently in her fourth year of teaching at Rainbow Elementary School in Winter Springs where she serves as the music specialist, teaching 750 wonderful K-5 students. Rachel had the honor of being the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator Award from Stetson University. She earned her Level One and Two Orff Schulwerk certifications through the Central Florida Orff Chapter in conjunction with the University of Central Florida and looks forward to taking her final level of certification in the summer of 2019. Rachel is an active member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, Central Florida Orff Chapter, and the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association. She lives in Orlando with her two cats, Klondike and Cupcake.