Music, Dance & Speech Education

Scottish Orff-Shulwerk Association

The Scottish Orff- Shulwerk Association (SOSA) was established in November 2011 and our purpose is to promote Orff-Shulwerk music education by organising training courses for those involved in teaching music and to be the focus of a Community of Practice.  Our members are students of music, teachers of music, as well as primary teachers, professional musicians and music educators.

 

More introductory content – maybe from the old history page

Benefits of the Orff-Schulwerk Approach

Cognitive

When we make music together we learn to interact and share with others- communicating ideas and feelings, adapting and negotiating, challenging, collaborating, celebrating and having fun.

Physical

Through singing, dancing, and playing instruments we acquire increasing control of our movements and our voice with energy, flexibility, dexterity, strength, speed, coordination and breathing.

Social

When we make music together we learn to interact and share with others- communicating ideas and feelings, adapting and negotiating, challenging, collaborating, celebrating and having fun.

Spiritual

Music creates the conditions for contemplation and transcendence.

Emotional

It enables us to express our feelings, to reflect or change a mood – to soothe, excite, shock, elate….

Therapeutic

Music is a medium for communication. It calms, stimulates, comforts and energises.