Study Tour to Hungary

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Monday 18th to Friday 22nd February 2019

The British Kodály Academy in partnership with the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét is organising a study tour to Budapest, Hungary with a day trip to the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét. The tour will include lectures and workshops with Hungarian Master Teachers, consultation and lesson observations.


Theme: Primary Music Education

When is the tour?
The study tour itself starts on Monday 18th of February and finishes on Friday 22nd February 2019 (arrival in Budapest should therefore be Sunday 17th February and departure Saturday 23rd February). Of course you may want to stay on and do some sightseeing. This is entirely up to you!

How much will it cost?
2019 costs to be confirmed. The cost for the actual course in 2018 was £245 per participant (10% discount for those who attended the BKA tour in 2017). This includes all demonstration classes, lectures, workshops and discussion sessions (Please note – additional costs will be all travel, accommodation and meals).

How do we get there?
It is easier for you to arrange your own travel given that people will be coming from all over. The sooner you book your flights the cheaper it is.

Where will we stay?
The Hotel will be booked for the whole group and will be somewhere in the region of £45 per night. Obviously if people wish to share a room, the cost would be reduced. If people want to make other arrangements for accommodation that is also fine however please note that we will leave together as a group from the Hotel each morning.

What will we see there?
The tour will include classroom observation of primary classes, lectures and workshops from Hungarian Master Teachers, a visit to the Kodály Museum and a day trip to Kodály Institute in Kecskemét.

Is there a closing date for application?
Closing date for applications is 31st December 2018 but please note – there are only 20 places available on the tour and applications, along with a £50 non refundable deposit, will be accepted on a “first come first served” basis.

What do I need to do to apply?
Email the following information to Lucinda Geoghegan (email Name/Address/email address/telephone number/a summary of any previous Kodály training if any and your current occupation. A £50 deposit will be needed to secure your place and bank transfer details will be emailed to you upon application. *Balance for course fees payable by 31st January 2019.

Please feel free to contact Lucinda Geoghegan for any further information (email

“… he who begins life with music will have this reflecting on his future like golden sunshine.”
Zoltán Kodály

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