The Orff Model of Improvisation


List of classes : (10 Hours of lessons plus documentation handouts)


  1. Primordial Music (A study of the origins of human musical feelings and how early man approached the sounds of nature and developed Human Music.)
  2. Theoretical Orientations of Psychological Models (A study of the theories supporting the psychological models used by Gestalt, Freud, and Jung.)
  3. Specific Patient Populations (A look into specific population groups most likely to benefit from Music Therapy. Includes reviewing children vs. elderly and teenagers vs. adults.)
  4. Pathologies and Objectives (A study in the causes and effects of functional impairments such as Autism, Alzheimer’s, Major Depression, and the steps used in their treatment therapy.)
  5. Sessions Patterns (The specific patterns used in Therapy sessions)
  6. Interactions Means and Roles (A look into the unique relationships between therapist and patient with insights into avoiding emotional entanglement from either side. Includes guidance on conducting music improvisation sessions.)
  7. Assessment and Evaluation (Provides guidance on evaluating the patient, managing the first interview, dealing with the family relationships (if present), and behavior toward the patient.)
  8. Resource Utilization (Making and using your own harmonic or idiophone instruments.)
  9. Treatment Procedures (Detailing the specific steps used in treatments.)
  10. Writing Informal Scores (Guidance on writing personal non-formal music scores.)