South Pomfret, Vermont
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Family Intro to the Orff Approach: Sing, Say, Dance and Play!

This active music and movement class is fun for the whole family!

This music class is fun for the whole family! Bring your child for a morning of movement, singing, instrumental exploration, and stories. You will experience delightful songs, dances, and musical activities that focus on singing and keeping a steady beat to enhance timing, coordination, listening, and language skills.  

Based on the Orff Schulwerk approach to music and movement, we’ll use high-quality Orff percussion instruments, puppets, and colorful props to make this a very special time.  Bring more than one youngster and experience the advantages of everyone interacting, bonding, and making music together. The Orff Schulwerk, or simply the Orff Approach, is a developmental approach used in music education. It combines music, movement, drama, and speech into lessons that are similar to child's world of play. It was developed by the German composer Carl Orff and colleague Gunild Keetman during the 1920s.

Please note that this class is subject to cancellation due to lack of pre-registration.

Sarah Quade has been teaching music for over 20 years as a private oboe instructor and early childhood music and movement specialist.  She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees of music from the University of Michigan and has additional certificates in early childhood development.  Sarah received Orff Schulwerk training from George Mason University and Lynn Kleiner and is a certified music and movement instructor through Music Rhapsody and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.  Using the Orff approach, a philosophy that acknowledges the creative input of every child, Sarah's classes include musical games and activities designed to stimulate creativity and encourage children to learn the elements of music naturally, through play.  For more information about Sarah, visit