COURSES

Montessori-Orff Music Level 1

This course introduces the musical concepts of steady beat and rhythm that emerge from natural speech patterns. They are embodied through hand gestures, body percussion, and movement. Experiencing movement possibilities in personal and general space develops body awareness and self-control. Vocal explorations develop the child’s sense of melody in singing, singing games, and playing instruments. Listening exercises and stories of composers and their music support auditory development. Throughout the course, pedagogical perspectives of classroom management, lesson planning, and inclusive modalities are reviewed in the Level 1 lesson manual.

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Montessori-Orff Music Level 2

In Level 2, the pedagogical tools of Echo-imitation, Call & Response, and Ostinato are applied to all media – speech, rhythm, body percussion, movement, instruments, and play. Activities remain child-like yet grow in complexity. The multi-sensory entry points facilitate social-emotional expression for differentiated learners. Transfer from speech to body percussion, movement and percussion instruments offer participation according to individual abilities within the group. Elemental forms and notation and reading of rhythms provide structure to guided improvisation and advance music literacy and theory. Level 2 lesson handouts are added to the Level 1 manual.

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Montessori-Orff Music Level 3

Level 3 continues the learning process in its organic path from simplicity, across multisensory modalities, toward complexity. Improvisation is formalized in small compositions and articulated in more abstract musical terms. Embodied rhythm leads to scoring body percussion, writing in “odd” time signatures, and analyzing metric Greek and world poetry. Terminology of the universal Laban Analysis and Notation for Dance and Choreography helps identify conscious artistic choices. Recorder playing, music history and genres, period and folks dances are introduced. Possibilities for presenting various Montessori study areas through integration of elemental music components are investigated and complete the lesson manual.

Tuition and Fees

As of January 2021

 

Tuition: $120.00 per 8-hour course level/per person.

Tuition covers the training course in either online or onsite format, a lesson manual, a prepared document for record keeping, an mp3 voice recording of all songs, and a certificate of completion.

Whole School In-Service: School leadership is invited to contact Inga Sieminski or at montessoriorffmusic@gmail.com for inquiries, scheduling, and payment options.

 

Open Enrollment: Please watch for listings of available course offerings and online registration.

Tuition covers the training course in either online or onsite format, a lesson manual, a prepared document for record keeping, an mp3 voice recording of all songs, and a certificate of completion.

 

Fees:  Loyola University Maryland partners with Montessori-Orff Music to offer 7.5 Continued Education Units for each course level. The administration fee for the CEU certificate is $15.00. At the end of the course, a link to Loyola’s course site is provided for this option. invoice will be