The Dalcroze specialists below will be teaching at the Sydney Dalcroze Days workshop from 1 - 4 October, 2019.
Madeline has taught in early years settings and schools in Australia and the UK using both Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Kodály music pedagogies.
Since returning to Australia in 2011, Madeline has delivered workshops for a range of organisations across the state and country.
Currently her main position is in the Early Years division of Queensland’s Department of Education. In this role, Madeline holds the position of Queensland Coordinator for the statewide implementation of the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC), contributing to the achievement of positive early childhood development outcomes and successful transition to school for young children.
Madeline also lectures in early childhood education and music string pedagogy at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University.
Wendy Gumpl is a music educator in Adelaide. She works with children and staff at long-day-care centres and runs a piano studio for beginners of all ages. Dalcroze Eurhythmics is central to her professional work.
She has also studied Orff, Kodaly, and Montessori methodologies during a long teaching career which includes primary and tertiary students.
After twenty years of teaching Early Childhood Music and Movement, she is now into the third year of a mentoring program with her EC colleagues, assisting them to develop the skills and confidences necessary to ensure informal daily musical experiences for their children 0-4 years. She has led many teachers’ workshops. She continues to gain insights into the challenges facing educators who have little or no formal music education.
Jane is the founder and director of 'Bridges to Music’, a music and movement education for 2.5 to 8 year olds.
Its teachers are dedicated to the best teaching philosophies and practices. Classes held at Neutral Bay and North Sydney.
These classes were introduced originally to the North Sydney Community Centre by eminent early childhood music educator Dr Doreen Bridges.
The program has proudly maintained the integrity of Dr Bridges’ work by continuing to closely observe the teaching philosophies of leading 20th Century music educators Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltan Kodaly and Carl Orff.
It is constantly evolving and integrating good music education while the children are building the skills required for playing an instrument.
ANNA DOBRUCKA MASSETTI
Born in Poland, piano and eurhythmics studies were part of Anna’s school education. Her Bachelor degree in Music Education also included eurhythmics, and she studied Piano Pedagogy on a scholarship at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Valencia. She also studied International Relations.
She has taught piano, ear training, music theory, improvisation and eurhythmics in Poland, Spain and Portugal and worked as a ballet accompanist. She has given piano concerts in the USA, Europe and Australia. Working in various countries gave her the opportunity to discover different teaching methods, and has enriched her teaching and life experience.
Since arriving in Melbourne in 2016, Anna has taught piano, improvisation, ear training and music theory in private schools. She also introduced eurhythmics to students at The University of Melbourne (MCM). She is active in the field of music composition working on several projects including music for the moving image.
Director of Studies for Dalcroze Australia.
Sandra graduated with BMus, University of Sydney, followed by Dalcroze training in Sydney, London and Geneva (Diplôme Supèrieur). She has taught in schools, universities, studio and early childhood settings, and since 1994 has led Summer Schools and workshops in Australia in order to train teachers in the Dalcroze 'Music and Movement' approach.
She recently became a co-director of the Dalcroze Eurhythmics International Examination Board (DEIEB). She is a member of the Collège, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze and Australian delegate to FIER. Her thesis for PhD (2011) examined Dalcroze influences in Australian music education, including Early Childhood teacher education.