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In association with the School of Arts Education and Movement, DCU, Kodály Ireland is delighted to announce details of the 2022 International Summer School -

Active Music Making: The Kodály Approach. 


Kodály Ireland (KI) promotes the principles and processes of Kodály-inspired pedagogy in Ireland. An important event in this process is the annual International Summer Course which takes place during the first week of July. Led by renowned Hungarian and Irish tutors, the emphasis is on active, experience-based learning. In line with Kodály’s teachings, singing is at the heart of the course. Class levels are graded and therefore all levels of musical experience (from basic to advanced) are welcome. Our teaching staff includes Dr. Katalin Kiss, Edina Barabás, Dr. Róisín Blunnie and Dr. Bernie Sherlock. The course will also include some exciting workshops from Seán Doherty and Michael Dawson

This intensive professional development course is suitable for:

·     Primary teachers (*EPV approved)

·     Post-primary music teachers 

·     Early years teachers

·     Higher education music lecturers

·     Vocal and instrumental teachers

·     Musicianship teachers

·     Conductors

·     Singers and instrumental performers

·     Music students

·     Choral singers

(*Approved by Department of Education and Skills)


Course Content:

·     Graded Musicianship (Solfège)

·     Conducting (Basic to advanced)

·     Music pedagogy workshops

·     Choral singing

·     Voice lessons (optional)

There are also social events


On a personal musical level, all participants will get the opportunity to develop their musicianship skills, musical knowledge and understanding. Through singing and active learning, participants will experience improvements in aural awareness, sight-singing, analytical understanding and general musical knowledge, choral singing, ensemble playing and performance skills. 

Those involved in music education will be facilitated in deepening their knowledge and understanding of Kodály-inspired pedagogy, learn about new developments, methods and teaching ideas and gain a wealth of resources suitable for all levels and teaching contexts.

Course Fees:

Fees cover the cost of tuition. Morning tea/coffee is also included. Lunch, accommodation and extra costs (e.g. singing lessons) are not included.

Kodály Ireland Summer Course 2019


This course made a huge impact on some of the topics.

I believe everyone who is into music teaching should do it at least once (the more the better) to improve themselves and to remember not to settle down on the same school prospectus? Year after year.

Strongly recommended.

—  Ani Luna Zafieri, Co. Cork

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