Certificate of Professional Practice in the Kodály Concept of Music Education is now available online as modular and accredited courses in Early Years, Primary or Secondary strands.
Who can attend this course?
Early Years: It is advisable to have some experience of Kodály inspired education prior to beginning this course e.g. BKA Foundation Course or equivalent and some musical knowledge. You must work through each level in order.
Primary: It is advisable to have some experience of Kodály inspired education prior to beginning this course e.g. BKA Foundation Course and to have Level 1/2 Musicianship or equivalent. You must work through each level in order.
Secondary: It is advisable to have a musical background and to have some knowledge of solfa prior to beginning this course e.g. Level 1/2 Musicianship or equivalent. You must work through each level in order.
Do I have to register for the whole course?
No, this course is completely modular. Each module is free standing and can be completed at any time. There is no requirement to complete modules within a set period of time. You don’t need to have an intention to complete the certificate. Plus you only pay for the modules as you book them.
We recommend completing the Methodology module before the Repertoire and Teaching Techniques module.
Will I be assessed?
If you wish to use the module as a credit towards the certificate then assessment will be completed as part of the module. However you can attend the courses without being assessed if you prefer.
What do I get for completing a module or level?
You will receive a certificate for the successful completion of the course and assessments for each module, and also at the successful completion of each level.
In order to receive the full “British Kodály Certificate of Professional Practice in the Kodály Concept of Music Education” you will need to complete all three levels in either the Early Years, Primary or Secondary strands.
Do I have to start from Level 1?
Not necessarily. If you have prior knowledge greater than the entry requirements for the course, speak to Lucinda Geoghegan on firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be able to advise.
My musicianship level is higher than required, what should I do?
It’s important that you progress your musicianship throughout your studies. There is no need to do that at the advertised level if you have already surpassed that. You should study at your own higher level if that’s more appropriate for you.
I don’t have the pre-requisites, what can I do?
We have a Foundation Course aimed at those with little or no previous musical training or those who are completely new to Kodály Inspired Music Education. You will go away equipped with ideas to use immediately in your teaching and receive an introduction to the Kodály Approach.
We also have entry level Musicianship Classes online, to help you work towards BKA Musicianship Level 1/2.
How much does each module cost?
Musicianship: £125 for each 15 hour course delivered over 10 weekly online sessions. You may require more than one course to reach the standard to pass the assessment for each level.
Methodology: £125 for each 15 hour course delivered over 10 weekly online sessions.
Repertoire and Teaching Techniques: £85 for each 10 hour course delivered over 10 weekly online sessions of one hour or 5 weekly online sessions of two hours. We recommend completing the Methodology module before the Repertoire and Teaching Techniques module.
Vocal Technique and Conducting: £85 for each 10 hour course delivered over 10 weekly online sessions.
How do I book?
All our online courses and classes are available to book online. The dates and times can be viewed and selected on the booking form. These times will change as classes fill up so don’t delay. You will receive a confirmation email with your booked class time. Don’t worry if your booked class time disappears from the booking form, it just means your class is now full. If your preferred class is fully booked, please add your name to a waiting list as we will always consider opening another class if there is sufficient interest.
Repertoire and Teaching Tips
Vocal Technique and Conducting
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To book, visit the Musicianship Classes page