Introducing

The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers

Develop knowledge and confidence counting and using 20 music styles as relevant to ballet

As a pianist with 20 years of ballet accompanying experience, in addition to teaching and co-teaching the music portion of teacher training programs, I am very prepared and excited to be your guide through this process!

I have worked one on one with many teachers in training preparing for their associate Cecchetti exams and it's always such a delight to see how things begin to make sense as they sift through the ballet knowledge they have and begin to see how it fits like a glove with the music knowledge that they're learning!

I know you want to be the best ballet educator that you can be for your dancers, and part of that, is your ability to quickly and clearly articulate exercises using appropriate music!  The less time you spend marking an exercise, the more time your dancers get for dancing, and you get, for correcting! It's a win win!

The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers is the ONLY program of its kind that…

1. Teaches what's relevant on a page of sheet music, to a dance educator.
2. Demonstrates and teaches, via video, text and PDFs, the basic rhythms of all 20 styles of music.
3. Gives you recordings of each kind of music to analyze and practice counting along to.
4. Requires you to apply the rhythm and qualities of the music to create an exercise using that music type.
5. Gives you a base knowledge of communication and etiquette for a respectful and positive relationship with a pianist.

So if you’re ready to finally learn about 'all things music' related to teaching ballet while avoiding Covid-19, spending too much money on PD or entering into a large teacher training program..

Here's how I'll help you get here:

Module 1

MINI COURSE: Hot Mess to Music Reading Master

If you were to look at a sheet of music, what would you see? What's important to understand about what you see? This mini course teaches you the relevant information to know in order to make sheet music a resource for you instead of an indiscernible 5th language.

Module Highlights:

Get a basic grasp of the ingredients of a sheet of music so that you can look at it and get a sense of what it is and what it might sound like. Sheet music taught with the ballet teacher in mind.

  • Understanding the first page of a piece of sheet music
  • Valuable musical terms
  • Note values
Modules 2-5

All The Music Types

These modules are dedicated to teaching you the duple meter (music that divides by 2) and triple meter (music that divides by 3) music. It is organized from slowest tempo, to quickest. (Module 2: Slower Duple Meter, Module 3: Quicker Duple Meter, Module 4: Slower Triple Meter, Module 5: Quicker Triple Meter.) 

Module Highlights:

Modules 2-5 teach the 20 different music types using my 3 step process with video and audio recordings as well as text and PDF support documents.

  • Step 1: Look at it, see and understand the rhythm. Step 2: Listen to a recording or 2, count the beats and the dancer counts along with the music. Step 3: Use it. Final qualities refresher, possible exercises and, create and practice teaching your own! 
  •  You'll learn about 20 standard types of music used in ballet: the 4/4, tango, 4/4 march, 6/8 march, 2/2 march, 2/4, polka, hornpipe, galop, 3/4 & 6/8 adagio, polonaise, minuet, lyrical waltz, Spanish waltz, grand waltz, barcarolle, mazurka, Viennese waltz, 6/8 allegro and tarantella.
Module 6

Basics of Working With a Musician

After all the music learning, you're going to feel a lot more motivated to consider adding a pianist to your ballet class, which means, you need to know some basic studio etiquette for working with a them! Having these skills will smooth the way towards a wonderful long term working relationship, in and out of the studio!

Module Highlights:

Though this module is short, it includes some vital and valuable information for you.

  • Best practices when working directly with a musician
  • Marking musically
  • 'Key' Must Knows in case you're considering getting a piano of some sort into the studio, for always, or just for exams.

15 Day No-Questions-Asked Money Back Guarantee

I expect that you will thoroughly enjoy and learn much from this course!

If you find that it does not meet your expectations after you've begun the work, just let me know in the first 15 days after the course work begins (February 17th, 2021 is the last day for the money back guarantee), by replying to any one of your course welcome emails that you'd like to cancel the course and get your money back.  I will be happy to return it, no questions asked. 

Your access to the course will cease at that time.

Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:

The Official Music Training Course - $499 USD Value

  • Bonus 1 Private Group on Facebook - $50 USD Value
  • Bonus 2 Q & A LIVES inside the FB group by Lorel weekly for 12 weeks - $150 USD Value
  • Bonus 3 Full Rhythms and Beats Series - $40 USD Value

Total Value: $240 USD

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $739 USD

But when you enroll today, you’ll get access to everything for just:

Pay Monthly

3 Monthly Payments of

$96.97 USD

ENROLL + PAY MONTHLY

OR

Pay Upfront

1 Monthly Payment of

$279.99 USD

PAY IN FULL + SAVE

Frequently Asked Questions

What our most successful teachers asked before joining The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers

Because of Covid-19 and its affect on our amazing industry, I am happy to offer top quality music education at the fraction of the cost of a university course or traditional teacher training program which cost well over $1000 to start.

There are 2 options to sign up for The OMTC; a 1 time power pay of $279.99 or, for those of you just getting back to making an income again, 3 monthly payments of $96.97.

This is a large course with a TON of information and value; it is worth far more than it's current price.

Firstly, I'm here for you! I hear the fear in your voice. Don't worry!

I check in daily into the FB group and if there are any questions or confusion, I'm quick to send an answer via email or video! 

It's super important that this material becomes natural and comfortable for you so I will do everything in my power to help you! 

Interestingly, it's rare that I actually get questions.

After 20 years of teaching music and accompanying ballet, in this weird time of mandatory online learning, how could I NOT create something that benefits the industry and teachers that I dearly love?

Back in September 2019, when I thought about all the knowledge/skills that I have and that they really only get used in the studios as needed, it felt like a shame and a waste! I thought, "I could be using this knowledge by helping, training and encouraging the next generations of ballet teachers through positive, affordable, quality music education!"

This course includes valuable and very organized music training that is available for ballet teachers without having to pay a large fee for a massive all-encompassing teaching program. There is certainly a place for that type of comprehensive training, but not everyone is in a place to push pause on their life as they know it, to spend that kind of money and time on themselves.

This course is accessible, helpful, affordable, easy to follow, 12 months of access and includes music recordings you can download and use!

Absolutely, you could.  Eventually, over your decades of teaching, you will likely learn a significant amount of this information if you intentionally work on it.

How many years would you like to teach, leaning heavily on syllabus as your main source of music training? 

Years.. weeks... which learning curve do you want?

How quickly do you want the skills?

Oh my word! YES!!

In a recent survey I did, here are some of the stats!

82% of responders said that music training was helpful and invaluable for lesson planning.

82% also stated that it was helpful and invaluable for marking class.

88% said that music training for them, helped their students pick up exercises quicker!

94% said that their music training helped their students with their long term success as dancers!

Those stats are insane! 

If you were on the fence before, those statistics should help you get clarity REAL FAST! Amazing!

Oh man, have I got great news for you! I have carefully gone through the music requirements for the Associate exam and this course more than covers it all.  (Though I, as a business, am not associated with the Cecchetti society at this time, you can rest assured that I have done my research and taking this course will only strengthen your musical skills!)

Through doing all of the lessons and coursework, you will develop and learn MORE than is required by the Associate exam. Obviously, your ability to use the music in the studio confidently is on you to practice!

I've done my part by thoughtfully and intentionally creating this course to teach and lead you through all the music knowledge you need to successfully use music as a ballet teacher.

You will learn all the required music types and a few extra! 

You will learn how to count the music like a musician AND like a dancer, including introductions!

You'll be asked to create intentional exercises for each music type.

You'll learn how to effectively use your voice to lead and demonstrate counts, beats, qualities of the movement, music qualities, etc.

Finally, you'll get a short, but comprehensive look at what you need to know and practice when working with a pianist, always a valuable skill, right?

Short story is: Yes. It counts for 20 CPD hours! That covers your entire required CPD hours for the year! For only $279.99 USD.

Long story is:

I spent over an hour visiting with the Head of the CPD program, Mia Romanus, in the UK and learned all about the requirements they have for CPD hours. 

Here is what I have learned.

A) Teachers must earn at least 20 CPD hours in a year. 10 of them must be time earned, the other 10 MAY be time earned, OR experience earned (like watching a production, etc).

B) For courses to count for CPD hours, teachers must have a paper/email stating the goals and objectives reached, how many hours were earned, and finally, who/what distribute/taught the course.

When you have completed The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers | Part 1, every. single. lesson., You will receive an email with that exact required information on it for your own records and submission, if required!

  • Module 1: MINI COURSE: Hot Mess to Music Master 
    • 5 lessons where you learn how to understand what you're looking at on a page of sheet music.

At this point, the 3 Step Music Learning Process Begins!

  • Module 2: Slower Duple Meter
    • 4/4, tango, 4/4 march, 6/8 march and the 2/2 cut time march
  • Module 3: Quicker Duple Meter
    • 2/4, hornpipe, polka and the galop
  • Module 4: Slower Triple Meter
    • 3/4 & 6/8 adagio, polonaise, minuet, lyrical waltz, Spanish waltz, grand waltz and the barcarolle
  • Module 5: Quicker Triple Meter
    • mazurka, Viennese waltz, 6/8 allegro and the tarantella

On a slightly different 'note', but definitely related..

  • Module 6: Basics of Working with a Pianist
    • Learn not only top quality studio etiquette for healthy relationships, but also some 'Key' tips about what you need to know if you're ever thinking of adding a piano into your studio.

PLUS:

A private Facebook group just for my founding students to gather, discuss, ask questions and watch my weekly LIVES with answers to your questions!

Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:

The Official Music Training Course - $499 USD Value

  • Bonus 1 Private Group on Facebook - $50 USD Value
  • Bonus 2 Q & A LIVES inside the FB group by Lorel weekly for 12 weeks - $150 USD Value
  • Bonus 3 Full Rhythms and Beats Series - $40 USD Value

Total Value: $240 USD

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $739 USD

But when you enroll today, you’ll get access to everything for just:

Pay Monthly

3 Monthly Payments of

$96.97 USD

ENROLL + PAY MONTHLY

OR

Pay Upfront

1 Payment of

$279.99 USD

PAY IN FULL + SAVE

The Official Music Training Course for Ballet Teachers is perfect for you if..

  • You are just getting started and want to do it right
  • You are struggling and want to learn how to use and count music, once and for all
  • You aren't afraid of hard work and putting in the effort to accomplish great things
  • You are committed to the musical development of not only yourself, but your future students
  • You are afraid that your students/studio are lacking, musically, and want to change the musical trajectory of your ballet program from mediocre to musical.
  • You're looking to get knowledge, understanding and results, FAST.
  • You are ready to dig in, listen, count, clap, create and dream big!

 If you said “yes” to at least 6 of the above, I can’t wait to meet you inside The OMTC!

Here’s what you’re getting when you enrol today:

The Official Music Training Course - $499 USD Value

  • Bonus 1 Private Group on Facebook - $50 USD Value
  • Bonus 2 Q & A LIVES inside the FB group by Lorel weekly for 12 weeks - $150 USD Value
  • Bonus 3 Full Rhythms and Beats Series - $40 USD Value

Total Value: $240 USD

When you add it all up, that’s a value of $739 USD

But when you enroll today, you’ll get access to everything for just:

Payment Monthly

3 Monthly Payments of

$96.97 USD

ENROLL + PAY MONTHLY

OR

Payment Upfront

1 Payment of

$279.99 USD

PAY IN FULL + SAVE
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