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The Orff approach was developed in Germany in the early decades of the 20th century by composer Carl Orff and his associate, Gunild Keetman, and is now globally widespread. Orff New Zealand Aotearoa membership is largely made up of teachers who help children learn through engagement in singing, moving and making music together, using material drawn from the imaginative and cultural world of the child.

At the heart of this approach is a commitment to the development of every child. It is not an approach to music education which seeks to identify a ‘talented’ few but rather awaken in all children the ability to express themselves artistically – primarily through the medium of music and movement.

Your support is vital in helping Orff teachers do their work in school and community settings nation wide, and to organize such public events as Marimba Festivals and Creative Play Festivals. It is also vital in helping ONZA fund professional development for teachers, create teaching resources, publicise its activities, and function effectively as an incorporated society and registered charity.

Being an ONZA Supporter
Supporters are people who wish to contribute to the work of ONZA.
For an annual donation of $40 per year you will:

  • Contribute to an organization (and registered charity) that supports inclusive music-making in a wide range of settings
  • Receive a digital copy of the ONZA Newsletter
  • Be invited to events especially organized for ONZA Supporters on topics such as “Giving children a great musical start in life”.

To register as an ONZA Supporter, please click on the link.
Being an ONZA Patron
Patrons are people who are prepared to endorse the work of ONZA and therefore have their names associated with ONZA’s work (though, of course, anonymity is also an option).
You can be an ONZA Patron at three different levels of contribution:

  • Gold Standard: $1000 per year
  • Shining Silver: $500 per year
  • Bronze Beacon: $100 per year

ONZA patrons have the same entitlements as ONZA supporters. In addition, they are listed (unless they prefer to remain anonymous) on ONZA event programmes and on the ONZA website.
To register as an ONZA Patron, please click on the link.