The Orff Program (Birth – 9 years)

Program Outline

The Orff program is based on the philosophy that the gift for sound, rhythm, movement, problem-solving and creative expression is innate in each individual, and that each child is capable of artistic expression, reasoning, learning and creating. It is a child-centered approach where music-making is experiential, non-competitive and performed in an atmosphere of fun, joy and discovery. Orff classes embrace all facets of creative music education through speech, poems, body percussion, dance and creative movement, instrumental play and composition.  Helping a young child to discover and develop their ability to be creative, and express themselves through music and movement, is proven to be one of the most essential components to ensuring a well-rounded social and cognitive development leading up to and throughout the primary school grades.

Offered Wednesdays and Fridays at VCM’s Downtown location, and on Thursdays at VCM’s Westhills location

See also our new Orff for Families of Home Schoolers for children 7+ years (VCM Westhills location only)

 

Program Details

Session 1: Sept 12/13/14 - Nov 28/29/30
Session 2: Dec 5/6/7 - Mar 13/14/15
Session 3: Apr 3/4/5 - Jun 19/20/21

DOWNTOWN

Wednesdays
Birth - 18 mos • 9:30 - 10:00am • $126/session
1.5 - 3 yrs • 10:05 - 10:45am • $168/session
3 - 4 yrs  • 10:50 - 11:35am • $194/session
5+ yrs • 3:30 - 4:15am • $194/session

Fridays
Birth - 18 mos • 9:30 - 10:00am • $126/session
1.5 - 3 yrs • 10:05 - 10:45am • $168/session
3 - 4 yrs  • 10:50 - 11:35am • $194/session

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WESTHILLS

Thursdays
Birth - 18 mos • 9:30 - 10:00am • $126/session
1.5 - 3 yrs • 10:05 - 10:45am • $168/session
3 - 4 yrs  • 10:50 - 11:35am • $194/session
5+ years • 4:40 - 5:25pm • $194/session

If you are interested in the Orff program but 
cannot attend at the scheduled times, please 
contact us. Extra sections may be added based 
on demand.

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Instructor

Georgina Craig

Georgina Craig graduated from Christ Church University in Canterbury, England; undertook postgraduate vocal studies at Trinity College of Music in London, teacher training at Reading University and Orff training in Calgary. She brings to the VCM a wealth of experience working with students of all ages both in a class setting and on a one to one basis. In addition to her community outreach work at the VCM, Georgina is the conductor for the Concerto group of Viva Youth Voices. Georgina enjoys performing music of all genres and is a member of Ensemble Laude here in Victoria. She also sings (…)