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Orff  Music for Children classes and

Music Programs on the go for all ages




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Through speech, song, movement and by playing percussion instruments students will explore the elements of music - beat (pulse), rhythm, tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and soft), pitch (high and low), melody, timbre, harmony and form (AB and ABA).  Students will develop musical skills such as singing, keeping a steady beat, clapping rhythmic patterns, and acquiring a repertoire of poems and songs.  Music notation is introduced as students progress.



 Making music enhances: language and thinking skills, memory, concentration, gross and fine motor development, social development, teamwork, and emotional development, the connection of effort and success!


 Yes there is a Trampoline in the Music Studio!

And hoops, scarves and balls.  All used to develop and explore the connections of Time, Space and Energy.  Improving the development of basic musicianship skills - beat, memory in time, focus, concentration, phrasing, sequencing, intention and preparation.  Presenting with an internalized relationship between gross and fine motor skills, and important associations among gesture, articulation and rhythm.  Feeling, Moving and Seeing. 

"Experiencing and exploring music in the whole body provides a fun and fundamental ability needed in all musicians." Lisa M Jones

Our Orff Program provides opportunities for Students to build on skills from Toddler through pre-teen years.

What is Orff?

Orff Music for Children is an approach to music education conceived by the German composer Carl Orff (1895-1982).  It was developed in the 1920ís and 1930ís and was based on his belief that the easiest method of teaching music is to draw out the students inherent affinities for rhythm and melody and allow these to develop in natural ways.  Orff accomplishes this by means of a carefully planned program, beginning with speech patterns, rhythmic movement, and two-note tunes, then moving logically to pentatonic melody.  Improvisation is encouraged.  Major and minor melody are introduced later. Orff designed a special group of instruments from around the world including glockenspiels, metallophones, xylophones, drums and other percussion instruments.



The Orff approach to music education is holistic, experiential and process oriented.  Orff advocates "sound before symbol", experience preceding literacy and ultimately facilitating literacy.  Children are active participants learning through doing, exploring and improvisation.  A sequential development of knowledge and skills encourages joyful participation, creativity, and personal musical growth.             

"An excellent start to music education before choosing a particular instrument to study!"

This program gives young students fundamental musicianship skills that are needed to study a particular instrument such as piano, recorder or guitar. 


 Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.   If space is available in a class, late registrations pay a prorated fee based on the number of lessons remaining in the Session.  Placement is based on age and availability.

Orff Music Schedule: 

There are 3, 12 Week Sessions

$180/12 Weeks

Music for Children  Ages 4 and up Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 pm

Music for Preschoolers  Ages 3 and up Wednesdays 1:30-2:15 pm

Toddler with Caregiver  Thursdays 10-10:45 am

Music for Children with beginner Recorder Ages 5 and up Thursdays 4:30-5:15 pm


Post-dated cheques are collected upon registration in order to secure a spot in a class. Parents will be notified of the term dates prior to the first lesson.  There are no make-up lessons for missed group classes. 

There are 3 Sessions of 12 group lessons from September to June

To enrol your child/children complete our Registration Form. Return completed forms to lisa@lmjmusic.com

Contact Lisa at 416-419-5332 or lisa@lmjmusic.com for more information. 

Location: Hollis Avenue. Home-Studio. Scarborough South of Danforth Avenue, West of Birchmount Rd.

SIBLINGS: Children who are NOT registered for the program are not permitted to attend without permission.

There are no lessons on Labour Day Monday, Thanksgiving Day Monday, Winter Break, Family Day Monday, Spring/March Break, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day Monday.

 NO FOOD, DRINKS or SHOES in the studios. Bottles & sippy cups are ok!

Music Programs on the go for all ages:

Lisa also offers music programs at Schools, Libraries, Community Centres, Seniors' Residences, Variety Village and Birthday Parties. 

Groups of up to 24 participants (Includes use of percussion instruments and finger puppets for group)

-Quarter day (45-60 minute program time) Ranges from $125-$225

-Half day (2 hours program time) Ranges from $225-$425 (2 separate groups, same location)

-Full day (4 hours program time) Ranges from $450-$950 (4 separate groups, same location)

All prices include use of instruments, materials, travel time, set-up, take-down, planning and implementation. A 50 percent deposit is required to secure your program and preferred date(s).

To find out more contact lisa@lmjmusic.com

Children are encouraged to participate in sharing music and performing for each other and parents in our Concert Events!


 As the children progress in Orff class the Soprano Recorder is introduced. 






The program has been in existence since 1993.  It is a fun learning environment and our teacher Lisa M. Jones will help share the gift of music among every child.