look no further than Studio 49!
Studio 49 instruments are made in Germany, in partnership with the Orff/Kodaly programs, and are sold exclusively at Prussin Music. We also carry a selection of excellent Studio 49 mallets and accessories.
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Orff Instrument Repairs
We are proud to offer Orff Instrument Repair services all year round, and even offer repairs on-site at your school. Phone or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule a repair with our resident Orff repairman Stefan.
We carry Mallets and Replacement Bars…please let us know what you need, and we’ll get it for you. We service and supply accessories for Suzuki and Studio 49 Instruments, as well as other Orff manufacturers.
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Rhythm sticks, shakers, hand drums are all available in stock or to order!
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Carl Orff (1895-1982)
Carl Orff is probably best known as the composer of such works as Carmina Burana and Catulli Carmina, but it is his work with Music for Children which has inspired a global movement in music education.
Teachers worldwide embrace Orff’s models and materials, adapting them to their own indigenous cultures, as Orff himself advocated. The Orff approach is not a method, but a teaching and learning process. It relies on imaginative teachers who are first, confident and creative musicians.
Orff’s philosophy is based on solid, pedagogical principles. A structured, sequential development of knowledge and skills encourages joyful participation, creativity, and personal musical growth from all participants. The Orff approach taps the very essence of our beings. Children learn through doing, exploring, and improvising. They are active participants in an integrated, guided process, one which allows for differing musical abilities. In the Orff approach, no child is neglected.
The Orff philosophy combines the elements of speech, rhythm, movement, dance and song. And at the heart of all this is improvisation, the instinct children have to create their own melodies, to explore their imaginations.
The Orff approach is not only for children. In recent years Orff specialists have experienced its flexibility and adaptability in their work with junior and senior high school students, adults, senior citizens, palliative care patients and in many individual and group settings, from private teaching to classroom to church.
- the preceeding article was provided by Carl Orff Canada...