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Training Workshops

Discover that you ARE musical!

The workshop will guide participants through an elemental approach to music that is accessible to all and can be implemented by the Montessori guide in the classroom. Short daily sessions after the work period will explore a total expression of music, uniting movement, speech, rhythm, stories, poems, dramatic play, dance, singing, and simple percussion instruments.


  • Deep dive into developmental movement inspired by Laban Movement Analysis

  • Celebration of imagination, playfulness, and diversity

  • Support of various learning abilities

  • Adaptation to local and world cultures

  • Detailed lessons in a 120-page manual, including classroom management, lesson planning, and record keeping

  • Principles that can be applied to any age group



  • Four 2-hour live virtual sessions

  • Workshop 1: Saturdays, March 2, 9, 12, and 19, 12:00–14:00 EST

  • Workshop 2: Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, and 26, 19:00–21:00 EST

  • Tuition $135.00 per person.

  • Registration is open until March 1.



Sessions are not recorded. Traditionally, elemental music & movement is practiced in community and appreciates everyone’s presence. However, there may be attendance flexibility between Saturday and the following identical Tuesday sessions.


Implementation & Integration


This workshop is for Montessori guides who have regulary implemented elemental music in their classroom.

They will share short video clips in each session for feedback and further learning. Prerequisite is completion of an 8-hour training workshop in Elemental Music and Movement.

  • Guidance will support further development in skills and application.

  • Participants will learn how to integrate classroom subjects and bring to light concepts in literature, science, math, and visual art through multiple modalities.

  • International guest speakers will join in conversations about their practice and adaptation to various cultures.



  • Four 2-hour live virtual sessions

  • Saturdays, April 27, May 4, 11, and 18, 10-12:00 EST

  • Tuition $135.00.

  • Registration opens April 2, 2024.


Sessions are not recorded to protect the privacy of shared video clips.



Please, contact Inga Sieminski at





Information about the Orff-Afrique master class 2025 in Ghana will be shared when dates and registration are announced. 

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