About HOA

The Heart of America Orff Chapter was founded in 1986 by local elementary music teachers who practice the Orff-Schulwerk process in their classrooms.  HOA’s primary mission is to  provide an opportunity for professional growth for all music teachers in our area.  We are a Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

Orff-Schulwerk is a process of teaching music through speech, song, movement, dance, and a wide variety of instruments.  It concentrates on creativity and play and seeks to allow the child to understand music by experiencing it joyfully in as many different ways possible.

To learn more about Orff-Schulwerk, visit the AOSA on the link below:

http://www.aosa.org

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