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Kodály Ireland is delighted to announce that our annual Summer Course will be taking place online through Zoom over the weekend of 9th-11th July 2021.

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 solfége teaching staff - demonstrating a wealth of experience and innovation - includes Dr. László Nemes, Dr. Árpád Toth, Esther Hargittai, Katalin Körtvési and Clare Dixon.


For specialist workshops we are also very excited to welcome Dr. Róisín Blunnie (Ireland), Lucinda Geoghegan (Scotland), Lynsey Callaghan (Ireland), Géza Szilvay (Finland/Hungary), and Morgane Delafforest (France).

We are also delighted to further accommodate instrumentalists and instrumental teachers this year. For a wonderful opportunity to develop musicianship and incorporate Kodály methodology in instrumental teaching, Géza Szilvay (the founder of ColourStrings) as well as Morgane Delafforest (a pioneer of Kodály instrumental tuition in France) will both be giving us lots of ideas and tools in their specialist workshops.

This intensive professional development course is suitable for:

- Primary teachers

- 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


Course Content:

- Graded Musicianship (Solfège)
- Music pedagogy workshops

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:

This year's course will be more compact at two and a half days long from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July.

The course fees are as follows:

  • Regular - €120

  • KI member - €90

  • Student - €70

This will be a summer course like no other,

and is sure to be a thoroughly invigorating and enjoyable musical weekend!


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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