Carl Orff Quote | Orff Schulwerk

Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand.


About Carl Orff
Carl Heinrich Maria Orff (1895-1982) German composer. Carl Orff is best known for his scenic cantata Carmina Burana (1937). He also developed the influential Orff Schulwerk approach to music education.

About Orff Schulwerk
Orff Schulwerk is a combination of several developmental approaches in music education including the Kodaly Method, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Suzuki Method. Carl Orff’s approach combines music, movement, speech, and drama, that turn instruction into a child’s world of play.


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Zoltán Kodály | Music Quote for Kids

“Often a single experience will open the young soul to music for a whole lifetime.” – Zoltán Kodály


About Zoltán Kodály
Kodály was a Hungarian composer, musical pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is perhaps most well known as the creator of the Kodály Method.



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Ludwig van Beethoven | Music Quotes

Quotes offer so much insight into the life a person. They way the think. The way they feel. What values they hold to.

Here are a few of those precious words by classical and romantic period composer Ludwig van Beethoven.

On Music
Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine.

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.

Music comes to me more readily than words.

I only live in my music, and I have scarcely begun one thing when I start on another. As I am now working, I am often engaged on three or four things at the same time.

I must confess that I lead a miserable life. For almost two years, I have ceased to attend any social functions, just because I find it impossible to say to people, ‘I am deaf.’ If I had any other profession, I might be able to cope with my infirmity; but in my profession, it is a terrible handicap.

On Life and Virtue

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.

This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.

Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.


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Leopold Stokowski Quote

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” – Leopold Stokowski


About Leopold Stokowski
Leopold Stokowski is one of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th Century. He is best known by his appearance in Walt Disney’s feature film, Fantasia, and for long time association with the Philadelphia Orchestra.