Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

ECMMA: Early Childhood Music and Movement Association

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Alphabetical List of Organizations Providing

Quality Early Childhood Music/Movement Training


(Bold GREEN text represents organizations that feature specific ECMM training and licensure.)


American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA)

Come Children Sing Institute (on-line training and curriculum with Mary Ellen Pinzino)

Dalcroze Society

Education through Movement

Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML)

Harmony Road

Kids Music Round

Kindermusik, International

NAfME (National Association for Music Education - Formerly MENC)

Music for Young Children (MYC)

Music Rhapsody (Lynn Kleiner)

Music Together



National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Nurturing Pathways

Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) – preschool level

Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)


Several universities now offer dedicated early childhood music/movement courses with pre-service, guided teaching opportunities:

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Maranatha Baptist Bible College, Watertown, Wisconsin

Pasadena Music College, Pasadena, California

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