Spring Course 2020

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“From the BKA Trustees, Thursday, March 12th, 2020

We are sure that everyone will have been watching the Coronavirus developments with growing concern. Although the UK is still currently in a “containment” phase, the advice is that an escalation seems unavoidable over the coming weeks.

We have been monitoring the situation very closely, to assess the possible impact on the planned BKA Spring Course at Monmouth in April. Amidst the continuing uncertainties across a whole range of issues it has been very hard, but necessary, for the Trustees to reach a decision now and not hold off any longer.  

It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel the course.

Following this announcement, there will be specific communication to everyone in the respective groups booked to attend at Monmouth, including those signed-up for the general Spring Course, those following the Kodály Certificate Course, and Foundation Course students. The Treasurer will be in touch with everyone about refunding relevant fees paid to the BKA.

BKA Kodály Spring Course 2020

Our next Spring Course will be residential, held for the first time at Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls from Wednesday, April 15th to Saturday, April 18th 2020. The school have experience of hosting music events and courses and  have recently opened a new Performing Arts Centre with excellent facilities.


Come and find out why Kodály inspired music education is so popular and so successful all over the world. With singing at the heart of this progressive and child friendly approach it is accessible to all. The main focus of this spring course is EDUCATION – our team of highly experienced expert tutors will guide you through the sequential, step by step approach to Kodály inspired music education giving you a wealth of ideas to take back and immediately use in your teaching.

Not a teacher? There are sessions for you too – ensemble singing, choral conducting, optional piano and singing lessons as well as chamber music coaching.

You might also be interested in the BKA Modular and Accredited Foundation Certificate Course. Module FC02 runs on 15th and 15th April during the Spring Course.


Click here for the Course Timetable: TIMETABLE 

ChoirMusicianshipChoral Conducting
Methodology – Special Topics & Workshops – Singing Games
Daily Vocal Warm ups – Evening Activities

Optional Piano and Singing Lessons and Chamber Music Coaching

International Guest Tutors

Allan Hubert-Wright, Katalin Körtvési, Orsolya SzabóBori Szirányi, Árpád Tóth,

UK Tutors

Lynne Clarke, Lucinda Geoghegan, Esther Hargittai,

Ben Lawrence, Sally Leeming, Alan Murdock, Kathleen Watson

Workshop presenters

Nikhil Dally, Anne Wilkins, Jeanette Massocchi, Lucy Clement-Evans

For further information contact Nicky Woods at spring@kodaly.org.uk