Orff-Schulwerk & Whole Body Learning

Teach students by moving, singing and playing together

Paul Myatt presents a 7-lesson course on using the Orff-Schulwerk approach or “whole body learning” in music lessons. This is a fantastic way to teach students by moving, singing and playing together – great for group as well as individual lessons.

Course outline

  1. Lesson 1: About Orff-Schulwerk
  2. Lesson 2: Waltz of the Toads
  3. Lesson 3: Interactive Content
  4. Lesson 4: Persian Holiday
  5. Lesson 5: Waltz Mystique
  6. Lesson 6: Andantino
  7. Lesson 7: Scales and Supporting Tests

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Orff-Schulwerk & Whole Body Learning was created by

Paul Myatt

Music Educator, Entrepreneur and Founding Director of Forte School of Music

Successful Australian businessman, Paul Myatt, is also well known for his ability to teach and educate all levels and abilities in a diverse range of skills from music to swimming. His eclectic range of skills include teaching, coaching, writing, speaking, performing and singing. Paul is a founding Director of Forte School of Music, an unique and highly successful music education network with over 4,000 students in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

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Course Overview

Paul Myatt presents a 7 lesson series on using Orff-Schulwerk approach or "whole body learning" in music lessons. This is a fantastic way to teach students by moving, singing and playing together – great for group as well as individual lessons.

Topics covered

  • Overview of the Orff-Schulwerk approach
  • Scales
  • Kirwen hand signs
  • Solfa
  • Ensemble playing
  • Improvisation
  • Aural skills


Click here to download the course workbook.


  • An introduction to Whole Body Learning
  • Whole Body Learning diagram
  • New piece worksheet
  • Rhythm Brothers sheet music
  • Rhythm Brothers prep sheet
  • Rhythm Brothers mp3


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