Do you teach music at Secondary level?
Do you believe that a Kodály approach is only for teaching young children?
Come along and learn how Kodály-inspired principles and tools can transform your music teaching, from the first steps to the most advanced levels.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. James Cuskelly from Australia and Dr. László Nemes from Hungary. During the day they will give an overview of Kodály’s philosophy of music education and explore how the principles and tools of this singing-based approach can inspire our teaching – for any age-group and at any and every stage of music development.
10.00 to 11.30: WHERE DOES IT BEGIN?
This session will explore what is meant by Kodály-inspired music education and
how to introduce a Kodály programme into the Secondary Classroom
11.30 to 12.00: COFFEE BREAK
12.00 to 1.15: WORKING AT AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
This session will consider a continuing Kodály programme at intermediate level,
exploring more challenging solfa and rhythm work
1.15 to 2.15: LUNCH
15 to 3.30: ADVANCED CONCEPTS
This session will explore how more advanced concepts e.g. working with triads, simple harmony
and composing etc. can be introduced through a singing-based curriculum,
using the tools introduced earlier in the day.
3.30 to 4.00: TEA BREAK
4.00 to 5.00: AN INTRODUCTION TO KODÁLY PHILOSOPHY by DR. LÁSZLO NEMES
Taster day delegates will join Summer School students for an introduction to Kodály’s
thoughts and philosophy about teaching music, and how his principles were
developed, adapted and put into practice by his colleagues and followers.