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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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10th October 2017
Teacher Training with David Vinden
Worcester, Worcestershire
A training day for general class teachers, support staff, music specialists and instrumental teachers focusing on Early Years and Key Stage One.
Contact Helen Russell on helen@doremipiano.co.uk for more details

14th October 2017 – Updated
Why Kodály with Len Tyler
Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire
A practical day’s 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 Music with Lucinda Geoghegan
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH
Cost: £65
Book online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ylgyorkshumber
Contact Ben Lawrence on benviola86@gmail.com

Saturday 11th November 2017
Primary Music with Lucinda Geoghegan
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH
Cost: £65
Book online at http://www.nycos.co.uk/NYCoS-Events/Training-CPD
For more information contact carole.allen@nycos.co.uk

Saturday 10th February 2018
Teaching Music Through The Body and The Voice with Nikhil Dally
Weybridge, Surrey
For pre-school and infant teachers
9.45 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
For more information, costs and bookings visit www.dally.org.uk/TeachersCourseFeb2018.pdf

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).
The theme is Primary Music Education and the tour will include lectures and workshops with Hungarian Master Teachers, consultation and lesson observations. For more information click here
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.