Music Tree Teacher Training

Italy 2024/2025

Accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education and Merit, and the Ministry of Culture.

Music Tree Training Course (MTTT) leads you to profound transformations.

It’s a course that sows seeds that will grow into wonderful sprouts in the years to come. A course that encourages you to ask questions and helps you find answers through study, work, and inner exploration.

It will assist you in discovering your motivations, your voice, your creativity while providing you with strong theoretical knowledge to support you in your work indefinitely.

An international team of instructors from various disciplines will prepare you comprehensively and equip you with the tools to discover your unique teaching style within yourself.

A working group made up of motivated teachers from various countries around the world with whom you can engage and grow, breaking free from dogmas and pre-packaged methodologies.

One whole year of discovery, play, music, movement and voice, during which you will gradually open yourself up to a deep understanding of your vision of education and musical facilitation.

I can’t contain my excitement at the thought of starting!


Babies and toddlers

Preschool children

Primary school 

Secondary school

Music and disability

Groups of adults

Promoting children’s creativity

A child-led educational-musical approach.

The course has been designed for all teachers who wish to enhance their pedagogical skills and delve into innovative music teaching techniques based on the Music Tree Approach.

During the course, you will explore the world of Music Tree with special attention to:

  • Fundamentals of the Music Tree Approach (Gordon’s MLT, Circular Music, Body Music For Children, neuromusic and music therapy).
  • Developing musicality through group work.
  • Exploration and instrumental learning.
  • Musical and narrative play.
  • Vocal improvisation.
  • Music Tree songs and activities.

You will delve deeper into the Music Tree approach and discover how to apply it in creating musical games and creative activities that make learning music fun and engaging.


A sequential approach to music learning

At Music Tree, we believe in providing a sequential approach to music learning that supports the development of our young student. Our approach breaks down complex musical concepts into smaller, more manageable steps, allowing students to learn at a pace that is appropriate for their level of understanding.

Through this process, students gradually develop their musical knowledge and skills, leading to a deeper understanding of music. Free exploration activities, singing and body music accompany the child in a playful and engaging learning for the discovery of the most important musical aspects (such as rhythm, melody and harmony). This makes it easier to learn the instrument. Building on movement, Music Tree approach creates an inclusive learning environment, where children of all abilities can participate without frustration. Movement-based activities allow children to use their whole body to interact with music, which helps develop coordination, fine motor skills and space-time awareness, which are essential in the game of music. This helps the students understanding of music and they can apply this knowledge to learning an instrument, fully interacting with the music and developing their skills in a natural and intuitive way. 


The importance of free exploration

Movement and free exploration play an essential role in music learning not only for rhythm but also for singing and pitch. This is because movement is closely connected to the ability to hear and comprehend music.

As they move and respond to the music, they are developing their ability to hear, imitate and coordinate their musical thoughts with movement. When they eventually begin to sing or play an instrument, they are drawing on this foundation of musical understanding. Additionally, movement and free exploration can help to foster a sense of creativity and ownership in children’s musical development. When they are encouraged to explore the music through movement and play, they are given the opportunity to make their own musical choices and express their own ideas. This can be particularly empowering for young children, who are still developing their sense of self and their ability to express themselves in different ways. Overall, the sequential approach of using movement as a foundation for music learning is a powerful way to develop children’s musicality and creativity, as well as their overall cognitive and physical development. At Music Tree, we prioritise this approach and have seen the positive impact it can have on children’s musical development and their love for music.



Music Tree Pedagogy – Circular music – Body Music For Children


Circular Music (Música do Círculo) – Emotional intelligence and communication


Developmental psychology – Behavioural analysis


Improv theatre


Business Mentoring – Pedagogy 5+


Community Music Facilitation


MTTT develops between in-person retreats and online lessons.


  • In-person retreat 29th July – 1st August 2024
  • Online lessons (starting in September – three on Thursday at lunch time, five on Saturdays)


  • In-person retreat 20th – 23rd February 2025
  • online lessons (starting in March – date tbc)
  • In-person retreat 31st July – 3rd August 2025


There are three different types of possible certifications. Each participant can decide to get certified only for one type of more than one.

  • First steps in music (0-3)
  • Growing with music (3-5)
  • Sing and Play (5+)

To become a CERTIFIED MUSIC TREE TEACHER participants will need to:

1) Prepare a written paper

2) Pass an exam 

The above are required for each type of certification.

The certification exam and the submission of the paper will be preceded by two group supervisions.


First and third retreat LA BASTIA, Viterbo (Rome, Italy)

Reachable with trains, then from the Train Station in Soriano nel Cimino to La Bastia walk Km 1.5 or taxi

Second retreat Rome (independent accommodation)


  • Full Board in Single Use Double Room: €95
  • Full Board in Double Room: €80
  • Full Board in Triple Room: €75
  • Full Board in Quadruple Room: €70

The price includes also the activity room and swimming pool. There is no tourist tax.



    You can choose to attend the entire training course or start by subscribing to the first module and continue with the rest of the training.

    Discount available for returning students.

    Payable with CARTA DOCENTE.



      The course will be run in English with Italian translation. Spanish translation will be available upon request.



      Before 25/02/2024

      • WHOLE COURSE – €1000
      • WHOLE COURSE IN TWO INSTALMENTS  – (1st payment €700 – 2nd payment €500)
      • STARTING MODULE  – €430 (first retreat + online modules)

      After 25/02/2025

      • WHOLE COURSE – €1400
      • WHOLE COURSE IN TWO INSTALMENTS  – (1st payment €900 – 2nd payment €600)
      • STARTING MODULE  – €530
      • ADVANCE MODULE – €1100 (instalments option available)


      • €70 each (two supervisions and exam)

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