Category Archives: Workshops

Workshops for Primary School Teachers & Educators of Children aged 5-12 years – series

ONZA is facilitating a half-day workshop of professional development in Music and Performing Arts for Primary Teachers on Saturday 10th September from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Edendale Primary School, Auckland. The workshop is suitable for both generalist classroom teachers with an interest in music as well as music & performing arts specialist teachers. This workshop will be an interactive, hands-on experience and will focus on making music using language texts with the ‘Orff Approach’. It is a great opportunity for primary teachers to build their confidence, skills and resources with music, singing, playing and movement in the classroom.

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Playing with Songs

January 23, 2016 – January 23, 2016

113 Becroft Drive

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Orff NZ Aotearoa brings you a Music Education Professional Development Day
Saturday 23 January at Wairau Intermediate, Forrest Hill

For all teachers, generalists, music therapists and arts specialists working with 4-11 year olds.
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The Orff approach to singing, dancing and playing is multi-sensory, active and creative, and includes all players with their different abilities. In this workshop we focus on play songs and games with music and movement. By extending these, we widen experience in sensory awareness, language, listening, visualisation and communication. This workshop will present a number of play songs and their extensions suitable for children 4-11 years, with and without disabilities.

Presenter: Shirley Day Salmon trained as an early years and primary teacher at London University. Since moving to Austria she has developed further expertise in music therapy, sign language and inclusive education and acquired a Masters degree in educational science. She has worked with many ages and abilities including deaf and hard of hearing; children in residential homes with behavioural problems; children and adults with and without disabilities in mainstream and more specialised contexts.

Since 1984 Shirley has taught at the Orff Institute, Salzburg, She has been director of the postgraduate university course at the Orff Institute since 2006 and also runs a professional development course. She has published books (e.g. Hallo Children. A collection of songs and related activities for children aged 4 -9. Schott 2007) and numerous articles in journals.

Cost:  By Dec 11 2015   $80 ONZA members;     $100 Non-ONZA members
From Dec 12 2015   $100 ONZA members;  $120 Non-ONZA members*
Fulltime students $50                   Bank transfer reference code:  PLSONG

For further information please contact: Shirley Harvey 021 1107 154 or (09) 5294249 or

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Sing, Move, Play – Primary Winter Workshop

August 1, 2015 – August 1, 2015

Stonefields School

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Venue:  Stonefields School, 81 Tihi St, Stonefields, Mt Wellington
Professional Development Day aimed at primary teachers and music/arts specialists, this workshop offers 3 sessions:

  1. Folk dance for junior primary or Music from the natural world;
  2. Folk dance for senior primary or Bucketloads of rhythm;
  3. Ukulele for beginners or Revitalising the recorder.

Andre van de Plas (children’s
 folkdance expert from the Netherlands),
Rozy Winstone, Jeremy Hantler,
Robyn McQueen, Caroline Zeeman and Jessica Shaw.

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Say, Sing, Dance, Play – Wellington

May 23, 2015 – May 23, 2015

Level 1

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Workshop at maximum – registration is CLOSED

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Julian Raphael will be leading  two hours of workshops incorporating singing, musical games, drum and marimba work at the Community Music Junction. Liz Melchior, lecturer in dance at Victoria University, will lead a workshop in creative movement and dance and Orff teacher, Priya Gain, will lead a workshop based on Orff material.

This workshop will give you ideas to use in your practice, whether you are involved in music education or music therapy, private music teaching, school music, or community music. The workshop will be a great opportunity to nurture your own musical self and experience the joy of collaborative music making and movement.

If bringing a friend, please add the details in the “Bring a Friend” name and email address boxes found above the submit button.

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