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

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.

17th September 2017
Choral Workshop with Ralph Allwood
London (tba)
The workshop is preceded at 11.00am by the BKA AGM (and review of previous year).
Lunch will be provided for pre-booked BKA members attending the AGM.
Free to BKA members, £10 for non-members

Friday 29th September 2017
Special Needs Workshop with Andrew Haveron
Newhaven, East Sussex
9:30am – 3:30pm at Hillcrest Centre, Newhaven, BN9 9LH
Kodaly’s approach used as a medium for promoting interaction and communication skills for individuals on the autism spectrum.

14th and 15th October 2017
Kodály In The Klassroom with Len Tyler
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).

Friday 10th November 2017
Early Years and Primary Music with Lucinda Geoghegan
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH
£50 (BKA Members £45) incl. lunch

12th to 16th February 2018
BKA Study Tour to Budapest and Kecskemét

A 5-day study tour, Monday 12th to Friday 16th February (arrival Sunday 11th and departure Saturday 17th). 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 with Len Tyler
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).

24th and 25th March 2018
Kodály In The Klassroom with Len Tyler
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).

2nd to 3rd March & 7th to 8th April 2018
NEW THIS YEAR! Kodály Certificate Foundation Level CPD Certified Course

Fri 2 (evening) and Sat 3 March, 10-5pm, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH.
Sat 7 – Sun 8 April, 10-5pm, Telford Campus (University of Wolverhampton) TF2 9NN.
For non-specialist teachers, no prior musical knowledge required. A hands-on course full of practical ideas to use
with children.

  • Developing your confidence to lead singing.
  • Choosing repertoire for developing the child voice.
  • Structuring repertoire to enable progress.
  • Musical building blocks: pulse, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics.
  • Basic music reading.

4th to 7th April 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, vocal 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 – the founder 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 with Len Tyler
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).

6th to 12th August 2018 (tbc)
The 36th International Kodály Summer School
Telford Campus of the University of Wolverhampton, Telford, TF2 9NN (tbc)

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Please click BKA Courses Brochure 2017-18 to download our latest course brochure.