Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand.
— Carl Orff

The Orff Schulwerk Association of South Australia is a professional organisation of classroom music teachers who use the creative teaching approach of music and movement developed by Carl Orff and Gunild Keetman.

We are joined by our belief that learning about music – learning to sing and play, to hear and understand, to move and create – should be an active and joyful experience. 

OSASA and its members are also affiliated with the Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Inc. (ANCOS).

Our Mission


Improve music pedagogy, knowledge and practice through provision of professional learning programs


Share learning and research using the Orff Schulwerk Approach to other educators


Structure mentoring opportunities to promote and improve practice between educators and their students

This is achieved by…


Termly workshops typically held on Saturdays

Practical workshops that allow participants to be emmersed in singing, dancing and playing

Lesson ideas that can be adapted for any teaching context

Highly experienced Orff practitioners from local, interstate and international locations

Sessions suitable for all teachers including specialists, classroom & relief teachers and education students

Notes are provided for all sessions and resources available for purchase

Levels Courses

Nationally accredited courses lead by leading Orff Schulwerk experts typically run for 1 week of school holidays

Develop knowledge of Pedagogy, Orchestration, Movement, Recorder, Vocal and Technique & Improvisation

Teacher Support

Scholarship opportunities

Online blog

Mentoring programs

Online content

Facebook community