Dates: June 19-30, 2023

Where: University of Missouri-St. Louis

Fee: Early Bird Fee - $750  by May 15; $775 after May 15.
Graduate credit hours available for an additional fee.

Housing is available for participants.


Workshop Information

Orff-Schulwerk certification is offered in conjunction with the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA). Levels I and II will be offered this summer. This course of study is for anyone with music training who wishes to acquire basic knowledge and pedagogic skill in the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy.  Included are rhymes and poetry, movement and singing games vocal and instrumental development, soprano recorder, elemental forms, major-minor pentatonic scales and improvisation.

Levels I and II  will be offered with limited enrollment. Be sure to register in the appropriate level (descriptions below).

Level 1
Entry level workshop appropriate for participants who have not yet received Orff Level 1 Certification
Instructor: Dan Gullick

Level 2
For participants who have successfully completed Orff Level 1 Certification
Instructor: Paul Weller

Movement  – Instructor: Aaron Hansen

Recorder – Instructor: Andy Goodman

The Orff Schulwerk program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis is accredited by the American Orff Schulwerk Association.

For more information, contact Prof. Kim Warger (


Dan Guillick

Dan Gullick (Level I): Dan Gullick teaches kindergarten through fifth grade music at Liberty Ridge Elementary, part of ISD 833, in Woodbury, Minnesota. He co-directs a fourth and fifth grade extra curricular choir and has founded a fourth and fifth grade Orff ensemble at his school. He holds a BA in music from Luther College and an MA in music education with an emphasis in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. He is the department leader for elementary music teachers in ISD 833 for which he develops and presents professional development, and has supported the implementation of standards based grading. Dan is the current President of Minnesota Orff, is an AOSA digital mentor, and is an AOSA approved teacher educator.


paul weller

Paul Weller (Level II):  Paul Weller has been teaching elemental movement and music for more than 20 years to grades K-5. He earned a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.A. in Education from Saint Mary’s University and Orff Schulwerk Levels training at University of St. Thomas. He has taught workshops locally, nationally, has presented numerous times at the AOSA national conference, and is an Orff Level I and II teacher trainer. Paul has a unique teaching style that blends the best of Orff Schulwerk process and Kodaly sequential literacy training.


andy goodman

Andy Goodman (Recorder):  Dr. Andy Goodman is Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Missouri – St. Louis where he teaches a variety of courses in the teacher preparation program.  With nearly 20 years of teaching experience in K-12 schools, he is an active clinician in music education, specifically the teacher preparation and the Orff approach to classroom music. He has taught recorder in Orff Schulwerk courses since 1999. His current research relates to success factors in online teaching.

aaron hansen

Aaron Hansen (Movement):  Aaron Hansen is a K-6 Music Specialist in the Cedar Falls School District.  Aaron completed three levels of Orff Teacher Training and Orff Master Class at the University of St. Thomas.  Aaron also completed the International Summer Course at the Orff Institute in Salzburg.  Aaron has served on the AOSA National Board as a Regional Rep. and currently serves as Programming Chair for the First Iowa Orff Chapter.  Aaron has brought his students to perform at the National Conference four times in Omaha, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Kansas City.  Aaron has taught movement courses at UNI, Drake University, and Lakeland University.