Lecturers & Workshops
PaedDr. Lenka Pospíšilová – Czech Republic, Prague
President of the Czech Orff Society, Lecturer of Elementary Music and Dance Pedagogy
Lenka Pospíšilová focuses on uniting various branches of music and other musical activities – singing, playing Orff and classical instruments, movement, listening, improvisation and drama. She is experienced in teaching all over Europe (Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Lithuania, Italia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Finland, Switzerland, Russia), USA, Asia, and Australia. She also participates in many projects of the symphony orchestra FOK. For more than 25 years she has been lecturing at summer workshops designed for families, based on the interplay of music, art, and drama. She has authored numerous publications providing advice and materials for music teaching.
Univ. Prof. Werner Beidinger – Germany, Potsdam
The University of Potsdam, Professor of Elementary Music Pedagogy
Werner Beidinger began by studying music education with majors in piano and elemental music pedagogy. After completing his studies at the Orff-Institute in Salzburg, he stayed on to teach there for over seven years. At the same time he gathered experience in the professional area of music schools and joined the staff for elemental music education at the Bruckner Conservatoire in Linz, Austria. In 1994 Werner Beidinger was appointed a professor for Elemental Music Pedagogy (EMP) at the University in Potsdam, Germany. Since 2003 he is president of the German Orff-Schulwerk-Association and publisher of the magazine “musikpraxis” at the Fidula publishing house. He publishes on various questions concerning musical and movement education and is a much-sought lecturer in courses, symposia and conferences in Europe, Australia, Asia and the U.S..
Mag. Angelika Wolf – Austria, Innsbruck
Mozarteum University - Carl Orff institute
Angelika Wolf studied at the Orff Institute in Salzburg. She has taken special training in choir conducting, movement and dancing including Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, Franklin-Method (Imaginative Movement Pedagogy) and Hatha-Yoga. Mainly based in Austria, she is working in various Teacher Training Colleges (Pädagogische Hochschulen), in an Institute for Social Pedagogy and the Mozarteum/Institute for Music Pedagogy, introducing students to dance and to the role of body and movement in the music classroom. She has led workshops for teachers and student teachers in many countries all over Europe (Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Turkey, Finland, Estonia) and Asia (Korea, Hongkong).
Mgr. Mag. Hana Havelková - Czech Republic, Brno
International School of Brno, Janáčkova Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno
Dancer, singer, choreographer, teacher of a complex music and dance education.
Hana teaches music to children (3 – 14 years) at International School of Brno. At Janáček’s Academy in Brno, she leads courses of the Jazz and Modern & Contemporary dance. She graduated from international study program Special Course (2016 – 2017) at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and music pedagogy internship program (2017) in San Francisco School under the guidance of D. Goodkin, S. I. Lopez, and J. Harding. As a doctoral student she has opened an optional course of the Music-Movement Education at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University in Brno. She realizes various music and movement workshops in Czech as well as abroad (Letňany, Brno, Salzburg, San Francisco, Jelgava, Malmö).
Mgr. Martina Janegová - Slovakia, Nitra
Music School Nitra, Elementary Music, Music Theory
Martina Janegová studied elementary music education with piano specialization at Comenius University in Bratislava. Begun teaching piano in Elementary Music School of Josef Rosinský in Nitra and started doing workshops on creativity for children called Zvukotiny. She is now a fresh graduate of Special Course in Advanced studies in music and dance education at Orff Institute in Salzburg. Currently teaches music theory and piano in Elementary Music School and continues with children workshops Zvukotinky with Erika Krkošková.
Mag. Monika Kionka - Poland, Katowice
State Music School in Katowice
Monika Kionka graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice in Dalcroze Eurhythmics and Choir Conducting. She completed a study of Carl Orff Music Education at the Special Course “Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk” at the Mozarteum University's Orff Institute in Salzburg. She works at State Music School in Katowice as a teacher of Dalcroze Eurhythmics for various age groups. She conducts a string school orchestra, class of movement techniques and dance.