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  1. Lyons Diatonic Alto Xylophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Alto Xylophone with Mallets
    $279.99
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  2. Lyons Diatonic Soprano Xylophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Soprano Xylophone with Mallets
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    Lyons Diatonic Alto Metallophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Alto Metallophone with Mallets
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  4. Lyons 6-piece Orff Instrument Set Lyons 6-piece Orff Instrument Set
    $1,699.99
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    Last Stand Deluxe Orff Instrument Stand Last Stand Deluxe Orff Instrument Stand
    Last Stand Deluxe Orff Instrument Stand

    The Last Stands are heavy duty, steel frame and casters. Use these stands to support your bass, soprano/alto...

    Starting at $85.00
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    Lyons 9-piece Orff Instrument Set Lyons 9-piece Orff Instrument Set
    $2,259.99
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  3. Stagg 13 Bar Diatonic Xylophone in C Stagg 13 Bar Diatonic Xylophone in C
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    Suzuki Bass Xylophone (deep bass) Suzuki Bass Xylophone (deep bass)
    $599.00
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  1. Sonor Global Beat Deep Bass Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars Sonor Global Beat Deep Bass Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars
    $605.00
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    Lyons Diatonic Soprano Metallophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Soprano Metallophone with Mallets
    $189.99
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    Studio 49 Series 1600 Orff Xylophones Studio 49 Series 1600 Orff Xylophones
    Studio 49 Series 1600 Orff Xylophones

    The Studio 49 1600 Series Xylophones are perfect for use with elementary students. The 1600 Series Xylophones...

    Starting at $305.00
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  4. Stagg Xylophone, 12 Keys, A-E Stagg Xylophone, 12 Keys, A-E
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    Sonor Global Beat Alto Metallophone Sonor Global Beat Alto Metallophone
    $350.00
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    Studio 49 Series 1000 Orff Xylophones Studio 49 Series 1000 Orff Xylophones
    Studio 49 Series 1000 Orff Xylophones

    These xylophones have shallow resonator boxes allowing for quick and easy storage. You may play while seated...

    Starting at $226.00
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  3. Lyons Diatonic Bass Xylophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Bass Xylophone with Mallets
    $529.99
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  4. Lyons Diatonic Alto Glockenspiel with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Alto Glockenspiel with Mallets
    $99.99
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  1. Sonor Global Beat Alto Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars Sonor Global Beat Alto Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars
    $360.00
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    Studio 49 Bass Resonator Bar Studio 49 Bass Resonator Bar
    $203.00
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    $127.99
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  3. Sonor Primary Line Alto Glockenspiel Sonor Primary Line Alto Glockenspiel
    Sonor Primary Line Alto Glockenspiel

    The Primary Line FSC Alto Glockenspiel features 16 steel bars and a birch resonator box. The note range is C2...

    $145.00
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  4. Studio 49 Series 2000 Rosewood Orff Xylophones Studio 49 Series 2000 Rosewood Orff Xylophones
    Studio 49 Series 2000 Rosewood Orff Xylophones

    These xylophones have rosewood bars and include the two F# and one Bb bar along with one pair of mallets; also...

    Starting at $564.55
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    Suzuki Heavy-Duty Instrument Cart w/Wheels Suzuki Heavy-Duty Instrument Cart w/Wheels
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    Lyons Wide Bar Diatonic Soprano Glockenspiel with Mallets Lyons Wide Bar Diatonic Soprano Glockenspiel with Mallets
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  3. Sonor Primary Line Soprano Glockenspiel Sonor Primary Line Soprano Glockenspiel
    Sonor Primary Line Soprano Glockenspiel

    The Primary Line FSC Soprano Glockenspiel features 16 metal bars and a birch resonator box. The note range is...

    $135.00
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  4. Studio 49 Rosewood Contrabass Resonator Bar Studio 49 Rosewood Contrabass Resonator Bar
    $562.00
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  1. Sonor Meisterklasse Tenor-Alto Glockenspiels Sonor Meisterklasse Tenor-Alto Glockenspiels
    Sonor Meisterklasse Tenor-Alto Glockenspiels

    Experience a new dimension in glockenspiels, where traditional craftmanship meets innovative design!

    $230.00
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    Sonor Global Beat Soprano Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars Sonor Global Beat Soprano Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars
    $325.00
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  3. Lyons Diatonic Soprano Glockenspiel with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Soprano Glockenspiel with Mallets
    $79.99
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  4. Sonor Primary Line FSC Alto Xylophone Sonor Primary Line FSC Alto Xylophone
    Sonor Primary Line FSC Alto Xylophone

    The Primary Line FSC Alto Xylophone features 16 FSC certified pao rosa bars that are precision tuned to A 440....

    $535.00
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  1. Lyons Orff Mallets Lyons Orff Mallets
    Lyons Orff Mallets

    The same quality mallets you find supplied with all Lyons Brand Orff Instruments. These mallets are a great...

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  2. Studio 49 Rosewood Contrabass Resonator Bar Studio 49 Rosewood Contrabass Resonator Bar
    Studio 49 Rosewood Contrabass Resonator Bar

    These resonator bars encompass the tonal range from C - B; well constructed and very good sounding, each bar...

    Starting at $353.00
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    Studio 49 Series 1600 Orff Metallophones Studio 49 Series 1600 Orff Metallophones
    Studio 49 Series 1600 Orff Metallophones

    The Studio 49 1600 Series Metallophones are a perfect choice for use in the elementary students. The 1600...

    Starting at $279.00
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  4. Hohner Multi-Timbre Rhythm Instrument Set Hohner Multi-Timbre Rhythm Instrument Set
    $159.99
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  1. Sonor Global Beat Soprano Metallophone Sonor Global Beat Soprano Metallophone
    $275.00
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  2. Sonor Global Beat Deep Bass Metallophone Sonor Global Beat Deep Bass Metallophone
    $595.00
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  3. Sonor Primary Line FSC Soprano Xylophone Sonor Primary Line FSC Soprano Xylophone
    Sonor Primary Line FSC Soprano Xylophone

    The Primary Line FSC Soprano Xylophone features 16 FSC certified pao rosa bars that are precision tuned to A...

    $410.00
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    Suzuki Soprano Xylophone Suzuki Soprano Xylophone
    $269.00
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  1. Suzuki Alto Xylophone Suzuki Alto Xylophone
    Suzuki Alto Xylophone

    $349.00
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  2. Rhythm Band RB2315 Medium-Density Rubber Mallets Rhythm Band RB2315 Medium-Density Rubber Mallets
    Rhythm Band RB2315 Medium-Density Rubber Mallets

    These medium rubber ball mallets are designed for the elementary music mallet instruments multiple options are...

    $2.69
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  3. Studio 49 Replacement Parts Studio 49 Replacement Parts
    Studio 49 Replacement Parts

    These replacement parts will keep your Studio 49 instruments in great condition. Xylophones, Metallophones...

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  4. Rhythm Band RB2320 Plastic Ball Mallets Rhythm Band RB2320 Plastic Ball Mallets
    Rhythm Band RB2320 Plastic Ball Mallets

    Pair of hard plastic ball mallets that are 10" long, feature ball diameters of 7/8", and have ABS polystyrene...

    $2.79
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Lead your students in the Orff Approach and allow them to encounter, experience, and create music in an intuitive way. By removing the emphasis on performance and placing it on exploration, children and other Orff students have greater freedom to deeply create. Orff Schulwerk builds off of Carl Orff’s belief that percussive rhythm is a basic form of human expression and unifies speech, drama, music, and movement. The improvements seen by the Orff Approach expand beyond increased musicality and can include improved dexterity and breathing. For this reason, the Orff methods have spread outside of the realm of children to help students with special needs and the elderly.

As a child, Carl Orff was more fascinated with creating and composing music than studying to perform it. With the aid of his mother, Orff learned composing by studying classical masterworks. Many of his musical compositions, including his most notable “Carmina Burana,” are greatly influenced by German poetry.

Carl Orff’s interest in elemental music was influenced by the unity of arts as symbolized by the Greek muses. He took this integrated approach to learning and music and began to develop theories about music education. His ideas took root in Dorothee Günther who saw a lack in education concerning movement and creativity. She opened the Günther-Schule in 1924 in Germany which became the first place to teach what would ultimately become the Orff Approach.

Gunild Keetman was a student at Günther-Schule who later became a teacher there. The Orff Schulwerk was only being taught to older students and Keetman began to develop methods to use it with a younger audience. The Günther-Schule was confiscated by the Nazis in World War II and was then obliterated in an Allied bombing. After the war, Orff and Keetman began working together again in the production of a series of radio programs for children. This programming led to the five volume work, “Music for Children,” which is still widely used today.

Today the Orff Schulwerk has spread throughout the world with associations in America, Austria, Korea, the United Kingdom, Finland, France, Canada, South Africa, and elsewhere. The goal is for teachers to create an environment similar to the one a child plays in so that they can comfortably explore without feeling that they are being evaluated. Unlike other methods like Simply Music or the Suzuki Method which have a step by step foundation, the Orff Approach focuses on building interest in creativity and thinking which can ultimately lead to group or individual performances. In America, the four stages of the Orff Approach are imitation, exploration, improvisation, and composition. The American Orff-Schulwerk Association certifies teachers using a three level program. Throughout the world, “Music for Children,” is still used by teachers to facilitate the Orff Approach.

Woodwind & Brasswind offers an extensive collection of Orff instruments including glockenspiels, xylophones, and metallophones. Choose from popular brands like Lyons, Studio 49, Sonar, and Rhythm Band. Some of the instruments even come in multi-colored designs to enhance childrens’ interest. Purchase an item like the Lyons 9-piece Orff Instrument Set and begin fostering explorative and communal interest in your classroom or daycare.

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