Welcome!

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!



2020-2021 Workshop Series

NFOC Presents Chapter Share on February 20th!

Thank you Matthew Stensrud for an AMAZING workshop!

Join us on Saturday, February 20th at 9:30 A.M. for our THIRD workshop of the year.

Join NFOC below to gain access to virtual meetings and workshops!





  • Next Zoom & Bloom meeting is Tuesday, October 20th at 7 P.M.
  • Members, please check your email for meeting ID and Passwords.
  • To become a member of NFOC, please click the NFOC Membership Form button above.





Interested in becoming an AOSA member and a NFOC member?

For AOSA Membership click here. Scroll to the middle of the page and click on the “Online Membership Form” button.

For NFOC Membership click here.



 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