Welcome to the North Florida Orff Chapter, a Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association. We are elementary music teachers, middle school music teachers, preschool teachers, church musicians, professional musicians, retired music educators, and music lovers!
Coming together on a regular basis to learn from master teachers keeps us vitalized and energized to do the very important job of teaching children to be musical. We welcome visitors and new members! Just drop in and join us at our next workshop!
Our 2017-2018 Workshop Series
September 9, 2017 – Eric Young
October 14, 2017 – Martina Vasil
February 24, 2018 – Paul Corbiere
State Orff Workshop
March 10, 2018 – Chapter Share
April 14, 2018 – Beth Ann Hepburn
All workshops except the State Orff Workshop are held at
Jacksonville Country Day School
10063 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32256
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Coming up next!
September 9, 2017: Eric Young
“Orffing Around: Mastering the Art of Child’s Play”
Discover your inner child. We will spend the day reconnecting with what makes Orff-Schulwerk such an engaging in process. This action packed day will consist of taking classic Orff-Schulwerk techniques and giving them a fresh new spin. We will use popular music, games, dancing, playing, moving, singing and dramatic play to help you rediscover the art of child’s play.
What teachers say about North Florida Orff Chapter:
“My favorite thing about attending an NFOC workshop is all of the hands-on learning that takes place. We teachers get to be the students, and it gives us a great perspective on how material will be perceived when taught to our students. My other favorite thing is the wonderful lesson plans and ideas that are in each workshop’s handout. I have saved them all in a huge notebook, and they are like gold!”
– Andrea Duke, Music Educator, “The Treble with Music”
“Orff is a way of life. Sing-Say-Dance-Play-Create. How much better can it get than that?!”
– Jim Solomon, Orff Master Teacher and NFOC founding member
“I never walked away from an NFOC workshop without a lesson or activity I could use in my classroom right away!!!”
– Jeni West, Music Educator and Orff Specialist
“I love how convenient it is to attend workshops with nationally-known clinicians right here in Jacksonville. Such great ideas and you can earn professional hours! Plus the local & national membership gives you the opportunity to attend other Florida chapters’ workshops for free!
– Virginia Dickert, Music Educator and Orff Specialist, NFOC founding member
“Orff music educators are talented, giving, caring, dedicated, expressive, and active. There is no better training for music educators. Come see for yourself!”
-Laurie Zentz, Music Educator and Orff Specialist