Does the thought of teaching music scare you?
Do you know that music is important but you're not sure how to go beyond playing music CDs in the classroom?
Are you looking for a developmentally appropriate music curriculum?
Or, are you comfortable teaching music but are looking for more ideas?
If so, please join us for this twelve-week course with Carolyn Lucento.
This is a pre-recorded online video course. Carolyn provides video demonstrations for 12 weeks of circle time lessons for preschoolers. Also included is video instruction on how to set up shelf activities to support each week's lesson, printable downloads to help you prepare these activities, and plenty of extensions to help you stretch the curriculum well beyond twelve weeks.
Each week includes 45-75 minutes of video instruction, a printable lesson plan and printable support materials, recommended sources for supplies, and even some downloadable mp3s.
When you register, you will have access to the full contents of the course and may go at your own pace. However, the lessons are presented in a sequential manner and it is recommended that you offer them in your classroom in this order.
"This course is packed with suitable information; important points, background information, lesson extensions, shelf work and great expressions from instructor with an obvious enthusiasm and love of music!" -Sandra J-P
“You have helped a teacher with no music background immensely! Each week my confidence grows more and more as I present what I have learned from you. You are amazing! Thank you, again!"
Linda Kinson (Montessori educator and Musically Montessori eCourse student)
I'm a long time Montessorian, a grandmother, and admirer of wild flowers, music and art of all kinds. I created Magical Movement Company in 1992 as a way to enrich the learning experiences of the people around me through Music, Dance, Drama, The Arts and Nature. Over the years, I have worked and played with so many wonderful beings that I just had to create a "company" that includes all of them!
Since 2013, I have been an Orff-Schulwerk Music Specialist in Montessori programs throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently I teach one Lower Elementary and thirty Preschool classes each week...that's more than 850 students! And, I love it. Before this, I was a Site Director at Fountainhead Montessori and before that I was an ECE Instructor at the American College of California.
I have also owned my own Montessori School, Albion Children's House (in Mendocino, CA). In the 1980's I was the designer at our stained glass business, Ahseville Art Glass, with my husband. (in Ahseville, NC) And, before all that, I was a High School Social Studies teacher!
In 1980, I received my first Montessori Training from St. Nicholas Montessori College in London, and I became re-certified with AMS in 2006 through the Fountainhead Montessori Adult Education Program where I currently teach their Music Training Workshops to Montessori Interns each Spring.
I have certification in Orff-Schulwerk Music Education for children Preschool through Lower Elementary. I've danced with several Dance Companies in the SF Bay Area and I sing and play traditional Mountain Music on my Appalachian Dulcimer & Autoharp.
My own children were homeschooled through their High School years in our Montessori program, Pacific Coast Erdkinder.
"Miss Carolyn makes music fun for children aged 3 to 99. She always has a pleasant smile and a calming voice. Her patience is palpable in a class of 36 children. She is always kind and finds ways to manage a hard to handle situation. Miss Carolyn's music curriculum seamlessly blends in any program - Montessori or not. After all, music is universal."
Donna May (S.F. Bay Area Montessori educator, administrator, and eCourse student)
"I am glad that I took this music e-course! Carolyn, I cannot begin to thank you enough. You have helped my confidence grow more and more when presenting music lessons to the children weekly. At the same time, helped a Montessori teacher with no music background to fulfill her dream to conduct fun music lessons in her room. You are amazing!" -Hedy Ng
Frequently Asked Questions
"I love Carolyn's ideas for the music shelf! I also love the consistency of her routine for music time. The children know what to expect and when transitions will occur." -Anne Marie C