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An Orff-Schulwerk LEVEL THREE Accreditation Course 



26th Nov - 1st Dec 2023
Sunday through Friday
9.00am to 6.00pm

Gateway Central
3615 Jalan Bukit Merah

Singapore 159461

SGD 1900


Nov 2023


NOTE: Places are very limited. Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis

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The Elemental Music & Dance Course III focusses on a more in-depth knowledge about the Orff pedagogy with lectures and workshop-style classes, emphasizing on all media of the Schulwerk, and the three primary disciplines; Speech, Music and Movement. World-class Orff trainers and presenters have been invited to share their expertise and offer a meaningful learning experience. 


Participants are expected to teach a 10-15 minute session, demonstrating his or her understanding of the Orff philosophy. A mini project will round off the level concentrating on the artistic view of the process.


The course is open to participants who have already attained a recognised Level Two Orff-Schulwerk accreditation and wish to deepen their understanding of the Orff philosophy. The course duration for Level Three is 48 hrs, spread over 6 full days of both fun and intensive training/activities.


Participants have completed accreditation of Orff-Schulwerk Level Two conducted by a recognised association of Orff-Schulwerk from any country or state (e.g AOSA, ANCOS, SingOrff, etc.). A copy of your Level Two certificate is required for submission during registration as proof of accomplishment. Please scan and email ( a copy during registration.



Participants who fulfill the minimum requirements of LEVEL THREE will be accredited with a Certificate of Accreditation. Participants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be given a Certificate of Participation.



The registration fee for the 6-day intensive course is SGD 1900, which includes course materials. However, it does not include refreshments, breakfast, lunch or dinner. A hot water-dispenser is available for your use.

Cancellation & Refund: Do note that payment is final, and no refund will be entertained. Please contact us if you have any enquiry on this matter. 

Class of 2019


SingOrff is delighted to have the following presenters for Level Three:

Paul Jerome Grosse

Adjunct Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Adjunct Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Paul Grosse attained his Bachelor of Music Teaching from the University of Western Australia on an Australian scholarship. He studied under Brian Mitchell and Mark Coughlan and participated in numerous masterclasses. On returning to Singapore, he received his Master of Arts, as a Research Scholar at the National Institute of Education, researching in Giuseppe Verdi’s operas. Paul is currently an adjunct lecturer at the above institution as well as the Singapore University of Social Sciences, lecturing on the pedagogy practices and teaching piano.


Having completed his levels training in San Francisco and the Special Course in Salzburg, he works extensively with students from both mainstream and special needs schools. His philosophy is informed by his studies with working with the master teachers like Doug Goodkin, Sophia Lopez-Ibor, and Barbara Haselbach.


Paul has given extensive workshops on the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy in South- East Asia. He is presently overseeing the Orff-Schulwerk Association of Singapore (SingOrff).


Christa Coogan

Vice-President, Board of International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg (IOSFS)

Germany/United States


  • M.A. in Musicology and Dance Studies, Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria (2015)

  • B.F.A. in Dance, The Juilliard School, New York City, USA (1982)

  • B.A. in Dance, University of Massachusetts, Amherst USA (1979)


Professional teaching experience:

  • 2010 - present – faculty, Department of Elemental Music Pedagogy, University of Music and Theater, Munich. Subjects: teaching practice, methods and didactics, artistic practice, dance technique, fundamentals of movement and dance; university coordinator for outreach work with refugee populations.

  • 1993 - present - teacher, Bode School, a vocational state accredited school for gymnastic, dance and sport for youth ages 16-21 in Munich.

  • 1995 - present – teacher, Special Course, Orff-Institute

  • 2019 - present - co-initiator and program team member of The European Mentorship Programme in Orff-Schulwerk Pedagogy, a teacher education course for teaching teachers

  • 2003 - present - AOSA Level Course trainer, San Francisco International Orff Course, USA


 Other involvement:

  • Co-initiator of the professional development program “Tanzkunst in den Schulen”, Technical University Munich (2006-2012)

  • Planning and teaching team for the professional development program Transform Musikaktiv, Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Culture (2003-2006)

  • Adjunct lecturer Orff Institute, University Salzburg Mozarteum (1993-2002)

  • Adjunct lecturer for improvisation and composition in dance conservatories (Dresden, Lisbon, Madrid) and universities (Augsburg, Linz, Zurich)

  • 25 years experience with children, creating dance and music performances in schools, theaters, and refugee centers.

  • International courses include movement and dance in Orff-Schulwerk, creative dance fundamentals; learning and teaching in and through dance, music and dance with refugee children, Orff-Schulwerk in an historical context.

  • Lectures and author on topics including aesthetic education, dance and music with refugee populations, and the Multiple Intelligences theory.

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Werner Beidinger

Head of Elementary Music, Universität Potsdam, Bradenburg



  • Studied instrumental pedagogy (piano) and elementary music pedagogy at the Hochschule für Musik Mannheim, as well as studying music and dance pedagogy at the Orff Institute of the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg (3rd degree)

International artistic-educational projects (selection):

  • 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 Leading one-week master classes on "Hands on Music" at the Southern Methodist University Dallas/Texas (USA)

  • 2016 Head of the master class "Through Process to Product" at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minnesota (USA)

  • 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 lecturer and workshop leader at the summer course "Music and Movement" at the Music Academy Basel (Switzerland)

  • Between 2003 and 2019 direction of "Orff-Schulwerk-Level-Courses" in Finland, South Korea and Turkey (supported by the Carl Orff Foundation) and since 1989 several times teaching and managing international summer courses at the Orff Institute of the University Mozarteum in Salzburg

  • 2009: International Presenter at the Early Childhood Conference of Performing Arts in Melbourne (Australia)

  •  since 2014 until today head of the cooperation project between SINO Imex GmbH (China) and the Orff-Schulwerk-Gesellschaft Deutschland eV with further training offers for educators and music teachers in Potsdam and numerous cities in China


 Memberships and cooperations (selection) :

  • since 1985 member of the German Orff Schulwerk Society "Music+Dance+Education" and its national chairman since 2003 (

  • Founding member of the nationwide professional association for teachers at training institutes "Working Group for Elementary Music Education" ( and its first spokesman between 2011 and 2014

  • Member of the Brandenburg State Music Council

  • Member of the advisory board of the Bavarian State Music Academy in Hammelburg

  • Cooperation partner of the state association of music and art schools in Brandenburg in the area of ​​further education for primary school and music school teachers as well as for educators.

  • Project development and support for the Brandenburg version of "Kita macht Musik" in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation and the continuing education series Pat(s)chWork, Singen macht Schule! and SOUNDING KITA.

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