ORFF-SCHULWERK Workshops in Rome

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OS workshops 2018-2019

Since 2002 the CDM organizes in Rome a longer training course for teachers and music teachers working in nursery and primary schools, entitled “Orff-Schulwerk – Elemental Music and Movement Education“. Since 2007 the course is realised by CDM in collaboration with the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.

The course is shaped in such a form so as to respect the guidelines for teacher education courses given by the Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg, to which the CDM is affiliated.

Regularly included within this course are workshops given by teachers from the Orff-Institute, University “Mozarteum”, Salzburg, Austria, or belonging to the Orff-Schulwerk international circle.

The workshops in English offered at CDM in 2018-19 will be:


Body music

Keith Terry – percussionist, rhythm dancer, composer, producer, ringmaster

Friday 26 – Saturday 27 – Sunday 27 October 2018

Fri 5.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
Sat 3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Sun 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Click here for the program


Play and Sing with Brazilian repertoire

Gabriela Vasconcelos Abdalla – Vice-president of Orff-Schulwerk Association in Brazil, Dante Alighieri School (São Paulo/Brazil)

Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 January 2019
Sat 3.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Sun 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

• Brazilian music repertoire as a pedagogical tool for 3-11 years
• Games from different regions of Brazil for the exploration of aesthetic elements
• Differences and similarities between Brazilian cultural elements related to other cultures
• Improvisation and creativity – development of small arrangements as a way to explore musical elements
• The Brazilian repertoire and the Orff instruments

28/09/2018 The seminar conducted by Gabriela Vasconcelos Abdalla IS CLOSED because the maximum enrollment limit has been reached


How do we know what we are teaching is working?

Sarah Hennessy – University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 May 2019
Sat 3.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Sun 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Teaching music for creativity is not just about ignition…..and standing back. We need to learn to be observant, reflective, and critical of the processes that we ask children to engage with ….and to apply what we learn from this to improve our teaching and help children develop their skills and understanding in and through music.
The workshops will focus in different ways on this issue:
• Exploring and clarifying ideas about evaluation and formative assessment (not testing)
• Practical projects for creative music making
• Clarifying ideas about what the creative process involves
• Practical explorations of teachers as critical and reflective observers
• How to include learners in meaningful self-assessment and evaluation.


27/04/2019 The seminar conducted by Sarah Hennessy IS CLOSED because the maximum enrollment limit has been reached


For information in Italian about all workshops (also not in English) offered at the CDM during this school year click here



The workshops will be given in English. Wherever necessary, there will be a translation into Italian.

The workshops have a duration of 10 hours.

Each workshop costs 100 euros.
Payment is due at the beginning of the course.

It is advisable to wear comfortable clothes for movement and dance shoes (or proper socks or barefoot)

All participants will receive hand-outs and a certificate of participation to the workshop.

CDM is officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Education as a teacher education institution.
CDM is a Member of the Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg.

For more detailed information please contact:

Marta Guercini
+39.388.7697392 segreteria-formazione@centrodidatticomusicale.it

Andrea Sangiorgio
+49.172.7844557 andreasangiorgio.mus@gmail.com

Application Form

Application Form


CLICK HERE to download the application form

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CDM Centro Didattico Musicale – Workshops 2018-19


CDM Centro Didattico Musicale

venue “Vigne Nuove”

via Amleto Palermi, snc
(in front of number 90)


How to reach us:

Buses: from Termini station take the bus number 38 and get off at the bus stop “Vigne Nuove / Pasinetti” (around 40 minutes).
From Via delle Vigne Nuove turn to the right for Viale Pasinetti.
Going down on Viale Pasinetti, via Amleto Palermi is a road on the left.
The gate of our venue is immediately on the right after a football field (there is no number on the gate).
Follow the path and get to the staircase: the CDM venue is on the first floor.

this is a  photo of the entrance on the street (the red gate)

For a map of Rome and of the bus-routes go to www.atac.roma.it (in english)



For some possibilities of accomodation close to the venue of the workshops click here

Search with Google Maps (write the address and see where the places are)

You can also look here: www.bb-roma.it 

look for a place in the north of Rome, preferably area Nomentano or Montesacro or Vigne Nuove (check the buses)

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Info & contacts

Marta Guercini

Andrea Sangiorgio


Università di Roma

Dipartimento di Scienze storiche, filosofico-sociali, dei beni culturali e del territorio

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CDM Centro Didattico Musicale

CDM is officially acknowledged by the Ministry of Education as a teacher education institution.
CDM is an Associated school of the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg

International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg

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