Sing, Move and Play with a Story

Date:  Saturday  March 30, 9.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Gisborne Intermediate, 156 Roebuck Rd

(Enlivening written text through dance, drama and music)
With a focus on primary and intermediate, school-aged children, this workshop offers participants an
introduction to the Orff approach and its elemental processes. Using speech and rhythm activities as a starting point, we will go on to explore how singing, movement, simple drama conventions, visual art and instrument playing can be used as a springboard to creating artistic responses to a story.

Outline of Program: 

Session 1: Introduction to Orff process. Speech with beat and rhythm activities.
Session 2: Exploring story as a base for creative music making integrating music, drama and Visual art.
Session 3: Exploring story through movement.


Renee Morin has been involved with the Orff pedagogy for over
twenty years, first in Quebec, Canada and then in New
Zealand. In 2010, she studied for a year at the Orff-Institute in
Salzburg and completed a post-graduate diploma in Music
and Dance education. She is a regular teacher for the ORFF
level courses in New Zealand. Renée is currently teaching at
Tiaho Primary School in Wairoa, Northern Hawkes Bay


Jo Charman has been a music and drama specialist at primary and early
childhood levels for 15 years and has developed music
programmes for adult learners. Jo holds a Diploma of Adult Education and a Graduate Diploma of Education, in music,
dance and drama from Auckland University. She has
completed level 4 Orff training. Jo currently teaches music at
Sancta Maria Primary School.



To register for this workshop:

Register your name and details online HERE. Then, use you own internet banking facility to make a direct deposit into the ONZA account at BNZ 02 0248 0073940 097 (Reference: Your surname; Code: GIS19). Entering your surname means you will be registered. Payment by Credit card is also available.

  • Non-member $25
  • Member $15
  •  Full time student $5

For inquiries email: Millie Locke