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    Lyons 6-piece Orff Instrument Set Lyons 6-piece Orff Instrument Set
    $1,699.99
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    Lyons 9-piece Orff Instrument Set Lyons 9-piece Orff Instrument Set
    $2,259.99
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    Lyons Diatonic Alto Xylophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Alto Xylophone with Mallets
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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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    Lyons Diatonic Soprano Xylophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Soprano Xylophone with Mallets
    $209.99
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    Lyons Diatonic Bass Xylophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Bass Xylophone with Mallets
    $529.99
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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 Diatonic Alto Metallophone with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Alto Metallophone with Mallets
    $279.99
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    Sonor Rosewood Tenor-Alto Xylophone Sonor Rosewood Tenor-Alto Xylophone
    Sonor Rosewood Tenor-Alto Xylophone

    A durable xylophone with slightly larger bars for ease of playing and transferring instruments, this diatonic...

    $925.00
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    Suzuki Xylophone Bass Bar Suzuki Xylophone Bass Bar
    Starting at $219.00
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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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    Sonor GBKX 10 Meisterklasse Rosewood Deep Bass Xylophone Sonor GBKX 10 Meisterklasse Rosewood Deep Bass Xylophone
    $1,995.00
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    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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    Studio 49 Series 2000 Orff Metallophones Studio 49 Series 2000 Orff Metallophones
    Studio 49 Series 2000 Orff Metallophones

    The Studio 49 Series 2000 Metallophone is a very well made instrument, which complements the Orff classroom....

    Starting at $603.30
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    $655.20
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    Lyons Glockenspiels Lyons Glockenspiels
    Lyons Glockenspiels

    Lyons Glockenspiels are designed with both quality and economy in mind. These instruments begin with solid...

    Starting at $51.99
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    Sonor Global Beat Xylophones Sonor Global Beat Xylophones
    Sonor Global Beat Xylophones

    The Sonor Global Beat Xylophones are an outstanding quality xylophone that will meet and exceed your classroom...

    Starting at $370.00
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    Suzuki Alto Xylophone Suzuki Alto Xylophone
    Suzuki Alto Xylophone

    $349.00
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    Suzuki Bass Xylophone (deep bass) Suzuki Bass Xylophone (deep bass)
    $599.00
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    Sonor Primary Line FSC Deep Bass Xylophone Sonor Primary Line FSC Deep Bass Xylophone
    Sonor Primary Line FSC Deep Bass Xylophone

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

    $1,105.00
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    Sonor Palisono Diatonic Xylophone Sonor Palisono Diatonic Xylophone
    Sonor Palisono Diatonic Xylophone

    This xylophone has synthetic bars which produce a longer sustain and a brighter sound. A durable and sturdy...

    $1,995.00
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    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...

    Starting at $2.99
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    Sonor Global Beat Alto Glockenspiel Sonor Global Beat Alto Glockenspiel
    $97.00
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    Studio 49 Bass Resonator Bar Studio 49 Bass Resonator Bar
    $203.00
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    Sonor Contrabass Palisono Chime Bar Sonor Contrabass Palisono Chime Bar
    Sonor Contrabass Palisono Chime Bar

    Add the wonderfully low tones with these Contrabass chime bars, mounted on a resonator box and very high...

    Starting at $370.00
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    Sonor Global Beat Soprano Glockenspiel Sonor Global Beat Soprano Glockenspiel
    $100.00
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    Sonor Deep Bass Chime Bars c-c' Sonor Deep Bass Chime Bars c-c'
    Sonor Deep Bass Chime Bars c-c'

    Sonor chime bars are mounted on a resonator box, may be used individually or with other bass instruments. The...

    Starting at $200.00
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    $119.99
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    Sonor Palisono Diatonic Tenor-Alto Xylophone Sonor Palisono Diatonic Tenor-Alto Xylophone
    Sonor Palisono Diatonic Tenor-Alto Xylophone

    This xylophone has synthetic Palisono bars which produce a brighter sound and a longer sustain; a durable...

    $810.00
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    Sonor Sub-Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar Sonor Sub-Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar
    Sonor Sub-Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar

    Increase the range of your next performance with these high quality Sub-Contrabass bars; mounted on a...

    $599.00
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    Lyons Diatonic Soprano Glockenspiel with Mallets Lyons Diatonic Soprano Glockenspiel with Mallets
    $79.99
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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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    $224.99
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    Hohner Multi-Timbre Rhythm Instrument Set Hohner Multi-Timbre Rhythm Instrument Set
    $159.99
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    Studio 49 Orff Instrument Table Studio 49 Orff Instrument Table
    Studio 49 Orff Instrument Table

    Orff stationary table that is height adjustable and can be used for diatonic soprano or alto xylophones and...

    $221.75
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    Sonor Palisono Diatonic Soprano Xylophone Sonor Palisono Diatonic Soprano Xylophone
    Sonor Palisono Diatonic Soprano Xylophone

    This xylophone, range C''-A''', includes two F# and one Bb bars; excellent soprano xylophone with the...

    $575.00
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    Sonor Meisterklasse Diatonic Tenor-Alto Metallophone Sonor Meisterklasse Diatonic Tenor-Alto Metallophone
    Sonor Meisterklasse Diatonic Tenor-Alto Metallophone

    This tenor-alto unit is tuned C'-C''', includes two F# and one Bb bar, has wide bars for easier transfer among...

    $875.00
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    Sonor Global Beat Soprano Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars Sonor Global Beat Soprano Xylophone with Fiberglass Bars
    $335.00
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    Suzuki Soprano Xylophone Suzuki Soprano Xylophone
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    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...

    $140.00
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    Sonor Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar Sonor Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar
    Sonor Contrabass Rosewood Chime Bar

    Add the wonderfully low tones with these Contrabass chime bars, mounted on a resonator box and very high...

    $375.00
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  3. 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 Meisterklasse Deep Bass Metallophones Sonor Meisterklasse Deep Bass Metallophones
    Sonor Meisterklasse Deep Bass Metallophones

    This metallophone is tuned C-A'; this instrument has slightly wider bars, it includes two F# bars, one Bb bar...

    Starting at $1,100.00
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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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