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Kodaly Training With Maree Hennessy and Megan Flint

Kodaly Training With Maree Hennessy and Megan Flint

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  • Fri 22 Jul ’16, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sat 23 Jul ’16, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun 24 Jul ’16, 10:00am – 1:00pm


Christchurch School of Music, 60 Ferry Road, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full Fee including lunch on Friday and Saturday: $430.00
  • Friends of The Muse and Menza Members: $410.00
  • Ask about concessions 0800 843 687: $0.00


The Muse

An opportunity to immerse yourself in the Kodaly approach to teaching music in the classroom, while developing your own musicianship skills. The course will be an introduction to all the components of the Australian Kodaly Certificate, which The Muse plans to offer next year, in conjunction with Sound Thinking Australia under the leadership of James Cuskelly who is accredited to assess the certificate in Australia.

Anyone involved in teaching should aim to attend all sessions, however it is possible for individuals to attend some components of the course for their own interest without attending the whole course, for instance, people interested just in developing their own musicianship or choral conducting skills, or people just wishing to sing in the choir.

The Three Days will cover:
- Musicianship: the study of sight-singing, score reading, aural perception, musical dictation and analysis using the tools of the Kodály approach (tonic sol-fa, rhythm syllables and Curwen hand signs).
- Methodology: the application of Kodály’s principles to the development of classroom and studio teaching programs that are suitable for Australasian children. It includes the study of: Curriculum development, Teaching techniques, Sequencing learning, Lesson planning and assessment.
- Teaching techniques is the practical application of teaching strategies covered in Methodology.
- Cultural materials involves learning, collecting and analysing the folk music of New Zealand and other nations to determine its suitability for pedagogical processes outlined in methodology and its ability to support a developmental music program.
- Choral and Ensemble Techniques is the study of choral conducting, rehearsal strategies and voice production.

The Kodaly approach to music education is based on the understanding that access to music making is a basic human right, that music education should be fun, inclusive and musical, and should be taught in a logical, experiential sequence. This weekend is a chance to learn about this incredibly effective approach to music education, while picking up lots of fun games, songs, dances and activities to share with children, as well as developing your own musicianship skills. People just wanting to attend for their own interest, who aren't working with children are also welcome.

Further concessions available for students, recent graduates and those on a low income. Also reduced price for part time attendance.

Contact us to discuss, Email - admin@themuse.org.nz.

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