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The BKA is proud of its flagship residential courses, each led by a renowned team of tutors from Hungary and the UK. The superb quality of training is expertly tailored to students of many different levels and requirements. In addition students have an unforgettable experience of making music together, and an invaluable opportunity to network and share expertise with colleagues.

We also offer high quality non-residential courses run by BKA-approved tutors, and our members run local classes and choirs for adults and children.

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Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th July 2017
Teaching musicianship through singing, movement and dance

A three-day course for teachers of children aged 2 to 8
Weybridge, Surrey
Run by Nikhil Dally of Stepping Notes and Maureen Murphy

16th – 25th August 2017 Residential
The 35th International Kodály Summer School
Telford Campus of the University of Wolverhampton, Telford, TF2 9NN
The BKA’s flagship residential course is running for its 35th year with a longer 10 day programme in honour of the anniversary of the death of Zoltán Kodály and 50 years of the Kodály Approach in the UK with renowned tutors from Hungary, USA, Holland and the U.K.

14th and 15th October 2017
Kodály In The Klassroom
Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
A practical weekend workshop on the application of the Kodály principles to classroom music teaching (Early Childhood and Primary – easily adapted for instrumental use) with Len Tyler.

February 2018
BKA Study Tour to Budapest and Kecskemét

A 5-day study tour. Details tbc.
In 2017 the focus was on Early Childhood Music Education, including classroom observation of parent / toddler classes, music in the Kindergarten and early Primary School, follow-up consultation sessions with class teachers, and lectures and workshops from Hungarian master teachers renowned for their work in early years. The tour will included a visit to the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét.Budapest

10th and 11th March 2018
Kodály In The Klassroom
Farnborough, Hampshire
A practical weekend workshop on the application of the Kodály principles to classroom music teaching (Early Childhood and Primary – easily adapted for instrumental use) with Len Tyler.

Date tbc – Possibly March 2017
Kodály In The Klassroom
York
A practical weekend workshop on the application of the Kodály principles to classroom music teaching (Early Childhood and Primary – easily adapted for instrumental use) with Len Tyler.

Spring 2018
BKA Spring Course 2018 – “Improvisation and Composition”
4th-7th April 2018, Telford

We are excited to announce the first Spring Course with a focus on ‘improvisation and composition’.

Plans are still being finalised but the course will include teaching and presentations by:

  • Árpád Tóth – Hungary (choir, musicianship, choral improvisation)
  • Allan Wright – France (singing lessons, voice workshop)
  • Zsófia Tallér – Hungary – a leading classical composer (sessions to include writing for children’s choirs and the harmonisation of folk songs)
  • Chris Rupp – USA – one of the founders of the contemporary a cappella group Home Free (sessions to include how to build up an a cappella piece and contemporary songwriting)

Watch this space for further updates!

12th and 13th May 2018
Kodály In The Klassroom
Luton, Bedfordshire
A practical weekend workshop on the application of the Kodály principles to classroom music teaching (Early Childhood and Primary – easily adapted for instrumental use) with Len Tyler.

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Please click BKA Courses Brochure 2016-2017 to download our latest course brochure.