ANCOS Level Courses 1 to 2


ANCOS Level Courses 1 & 2

1st July – 5th July 2024

Teacher training in the Orff approach is organised into four levels and in 2024, WAOSA will be offering Levels 1 – 2!

The intent of Level Courses is to provide training in the history, pedagogy, media, repertoire, techniques, and teaching strategies that make up the Orff approach to music and movement education.

For information on this year’s Courses, see below.

For further information about the Level Courses and what they entail, CLICK HERE.


2024 Registration Details

Date: Monday, 5th July – Friday, 5th July 2024

Time: Timetable to be confirmed. Each day includes 7.5hrs of coursework, plus breaks.

Venue: Iona Presentation College – Junior School

Buckland Avenue, Mosman Park 6012

Presenters: Peta Harper (NSW), Anette Kerkovius, Helen Wilson, Mary Walton, Andy Stewart & Eboney Yapp

Catering: This year, we will only provide catering to those who pick and pay for this option. Catering will add an extra $150 to the registration price and will include morning tea and lunch.

Level: Please note that you can only complete one Level at a time. If you haven’t completed any ANCOS Level Courses before, you will need to enrol in Level 1. We do not allow people to enrol in a Level unless they have completed all prior Levels.

Please Bring:

  • Wear comfortable clothes suitable for movement activities
  • Level 1 – Soprano/descant recorder
  • Level 2 – Soprano/descant & alto/treble recorder
  • Course materials will be required. Information regarding this will be included in the participant’s letter.
    •  We recommend bringing copies of the relevant volumes of “Music for Children” by Orff/Keetman (TBC)
      • Level 1 – Volume 1
      • Level 2 – Volume 2

Cost per Level: 

  • Non-Member*: $1,050
  • Member: $900
  • Student: $650
  • Optional catering add-on: $150

*Non-Member price includes WAOSA membership from the payment date until the 31st December 2024. For more information on WAOSA Membership, CLICK HERE.


Registrations are now open. REGISTER HERE!


(More bios to come – watch this space!)

Peta Harper

Peta Harper is an experienced Orff-Schulwerk educator from NSW who frequently presents both nationally and internationally, and has taught students from Kindergarten to Tertiary level.  A graduate of the ‘Special Course’ at the Orff Institute, Salzburg, Peta has been a presenter of the ANCOS Levels courses and has written education material for a range of professional organisations and institutions.  She is currently President of ANCOS and Vice President of the Orff-Schulwerk Association of NSW.  Peta’s understanding and passion for the Orff-Schulwerk approach enable her to find creative ways to gain access to and unlock challenging music and movement experiences for students using a minimum of resources.

Andy Stewart

Andrea (Andy) moved to Perth, from Zimbabwe, in 2008 and was introduced to the world of Orff at a one-day PD, after meeting the then Vice President at a dinner party. Before she knew it, she was on the WAOSA committee as the Orff West Editor and later held the Executive role of WAOSA President. Andy has completed her Orff Level’s and had the joy of completing David Spurgeon’s Dance course in Sydney. Andy has a particular interest in Dance and Creative Movement, and she has presented on this subject at many WAOSA workshops. Andy is currently the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at Iona Presentation College.



Eboney Yapp

Eboney has been the Coordinator of Preparatory School Music at Christ Church Grammar School, Western Australia since 2018. Prior to this, she was the Junior School Music Teacher at All Saints’ College for 4 years. Eboney holds a Bachelor of Music Education (First Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia. She is also a member of Consort Cantare, a female vocal group comprising of six music teachers. She first discovered Orff-Schulwerk in 2012 through the University of Western Australia and has completed Levels 1,2 and 3 in Western Australia and Level 4 in Victoria. Eboney has also completed Primary Level 1 and 2 of the Australian Kodály Certificate and believes all children have the right to access quality Music education which is inclusive, engaging and meaningful.


Registrations are now open. REGISTER HERE!


***WAOSA is committed to keeping you safe. To receive the accreditation for the course, you MUST complete all 5 days. For the health and safety of all participants, if you are unwell, please contact us at  Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided on the day.