4th - 8th June 2018
Monday through Friday
9.30am to 6.30pm
Little Arts Academy
1 Selegie Road, #05-01/02
(before 10 March 2018)
The Elemental Music & Dance Course is an inaugural SingOrff Level One accredited course which will be held tentatively from the 4th to the 8th of June 2018. World-renowned trainers and presenters from Austria, Australia and Singapore have been invited to conduct the course. It is open to all who wish to deepen their understanding of the Orff philosophy and to put them into practice, focusing on components such as speech, singing, games, instruments, pedagogy, movement and orchestration. There will be 40 hrs of training spread over 5 full days of intensive and fun activities.
Participants are essentially required to have fundamental rudiments of music to help them cope, understand and apply them for all the activities in the course. Only participants who have fulfilled all assessments and requirements (including 40 hrs) of the course shall be accredited with a certificate.
The cost for the 5-day intensive course is SGD 900, including course materials and tea breaks. However, register before 10 March 2018 and you'll get to enjoy an Early Bird special price at SGD 800. So do sign up early!
SingOrff is delighted to have the following presenters for this inaugural level course:
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).
Music Teacher, Fort Street High School, NSW Australia
Peta Harper is a music educator with over twenty years of experience teaching in schools. Her work has been predominantly in secondary music education, incorporating the Orff approach into all facets of her work. Peta is a presenter of the ANCOS Levels course. She has presented at workshops and conferences nationwide and teaches the Orff component of the BMus Ed degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
She has written education materials for the Sydney Symphony, Musica Viva, and UTS education programs, and has been a marker and judge for all course of HSC music.
Peta’s understanding and passion for the Orff Approach enables her to find creative ways to unlock challenging music for students.
Lecturer, Mozarteum University, Salzburg
Andrea Ostertag was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1965. After her studies in "Music and Dance Education" at the Orff-Institute from the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, she started to work in music schools, regular schools and other institutions. She also started to give workshops abroad. Since 1991 she has been a member of the Orff teacher’s staff at the Orff-Institute in Salzburg, with emphasis on dance, including folk dancing, dancing with children, dance technique and so on. Besides dance, Andrea is also a Shiatsu practitioner, a Clown Doctor in a hospital, and perform in an a Capella music cabaret group, the “muhTanten”. (Adapted from
In September 2017, SingOrff had the honour of hosting Andrea to conduct a 2-day workshop entitled Movement & Dance in an Orff Classroom.