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Due to expressed interest from our members and followers, we are delighted to present this wonderful 10-week online Solfège course at level 2.

 

The aim of this course is to develop each participant's sense of musicianship and to develop musicianship skills such as ear training and the ability to sight-read, all while developing a solid understanding of music theory.

COURSE DATES

  • Start: Thursday 23rd September 2021

  • Midterm break (no class): 28th October 2021

  • Finish: 2nd December 2021

 

 

WEEKLY TIMETABLE

Thursdays 7pm to 8pm

MEET YOUR COURSE INSTRUCTOR

 
 
 
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Bébhinn Ní Mheara

B. Mus., M. Mus., Dip. CSM, ARCO

Bébhinn is a former lecturer at MTU Cork School of Music where she taught theory and musicianship skills as well as classroom pedagogy. As Head of Musicianship Bébhinn developed a Kodaly-based musicianship curriculum with her colleagues.  She currently maintains a private practice (online), teaching musicianship skills, theory and composition to adult professionals who wish to refresh their skills, as well as a small group of piano students.

 

Bébhinn spent many summers at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemét, and also attended courses given by  the British Kodaly Institute and the Kodaly Center of America. She has recently completed a Summer Masters Program (Kodaly Emphasis) at Silver Lake College in Wisconsin, in which she specialised in folksong analysis for her final dissertation as well as the application of Kodaly principles to pipe organ methodology.

 
LEVEL DESCRIPTOR

level 2

For those who have some experience with music reading and understanding. If you have previously taken introductory Solfège classes and want to develop your skills, this is the place for you. Some familiarity with relative solfa is an advantage here, but not necessary.

Classes will run subject to enrollment. Spaces are limited.

Deadline to register is THURSDAY 16th of September at 4pm

 

MEMBERSHIP

If you would like to join Kodály Ireland as a member (€30/calendar year), please click below:

 

 

REFUND POLICY

Please note that refunds will only be given in cases where cancellation is made before 4pm on Thursday 16th September 2021. In this case, the full fee less an administration fee of €50 will be refunded via bank transfer. Cancellations made after 4pm on Thursday 16th September will not be refunded.

 
What is Solfège?

What is Solfège?

Solfège is an interactive, collaborative, and kinesthetic type of music lesson, with the aim of developing musicianship skills such as ear training, the ability to sight-read as well as an understanding of music theory. It is not to be confused with the more commonly known word solfa, a term that describes a group of musical syllables ( "do re mi", etc) which are used to help understand melody (and will be used in a solfège class!).


Solfège is a type of musical training long-associated with the pioneering Hungarian music educator Zoltan Kodály. It was the aim of this impactful composer and pedagogue to provide young people with a life-long love and understanding of music. Kodály said that a good musician is one with a well- trained ear, a well-trained mind, a well-trained hand and a well-trained heart; a solfège lesson based on the Kodály philosophy is a highly practical one, with lots of music-making at its core.

What happens in a typical lesson?

As a solfège student you will develop your understanding of music in an active manner: our students sing in every lesson, both in unison and in harmony with their classmates; they work on their ear-training and memory development; they perform and learn to analyse folk songs and art music from the classical repertoire, with the intention of furthering their understanding of music theory and deepening their love of music .

What happens in a typical lesson?
Would I need to read music?

Would I need to read music?

A basic understanding of the rudiments of music theory is necessary.

Do I need to bring an instrument?

Do I need to bring an instrument?

Yes. Make sure you have access to a piano/keyboard if possible during each lesson.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

A. C

"The course was thought out and executed very well. It introduced me to a wide range of new music and provided me with lots of new tools to improve my musicianship. The class was challenging but fun!"

K. N

"This course has improved and refreshed my musicianship skills, and I think it would be beneficial to all musicians."

E. M

"I think this course would benefit musicians with any level of prior solfège experience. It was engaging, encouraging and made me feel like I was consistently improving my musicianship skills."