Sarolta Platthy graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music with distinction, majoring in Choral Conducting and Music Education.
She went on to teach at a Music Primary School in Budapest from 1971 to 1991, where she taught all levels. She also founded and conducted the school choir.
As a master teacher, from 1984 she tutored students of the Liszt Academy in Methodology during their teaching practice.
Sarolta has been on the faculty of the Kodály Institute, Kecskemét since 1991, teaching Solfege, Music Theory and Methodology. Between 1998 and 2006 she taught classes (age 10-14) in the school of the Hungarian Radio Children’s Choir.
For the last thirty-five years Sarolta has given lectures, led workshops and been instructor at several Kodály Summer Courses throughout the world including the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, South Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines. She was also a visiting professor in the Kodály Programme of the Holy Names University in Oakland, California in 1977 / 78 and in the autumn semester of 2000.
She is a co-author of the National Curriculum for Music Primary Schools (1997).