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Model Music Curriculum – how Kódaly-inspired music education can help

Model Music Curriculum Mini Series 1 and 2 offered by the British Kodály Academy
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Model Music Curriculum – how Kódaly-inspired music education can help

September 29, 2021 - November 24, 2021

MMC BKA course

About the course

The Model Music Curriculum for England sets out sequences of learning in key areas which, when taken together, all contribute towards the steadily increasing development of musicianship.

  • Singing
  • Listening
  • Composing
  • Performing/Instrumental performance

Kodály summarised his philosophy of education in one word – SINGING – and it’s top of the list.

Why singing?

  • It’s available to everyone at no cost – everyone can sing!
  • The child catches the SOUND of the musical language which leads to a stronger understanding of the SYMBOL in music literacy
    Develops the inner ear – the brain gives meaning to the sounds. Education in language and experience has taught us to think in words – similarly, music education built on singing can help us to think in sound
  • If the child sings prior to playing an instrument they will have a greater understanding of the music: The intonation will be better, the playing will be more musical

Course options

Option 1

Model Music Curriculum Mini Series 1: Five one-hour sessions over five weeks. Ideal for general class teachers, led by Lucinda Geoghegan.

This five-session series will give a very brief insight into Kodály Inspired education and how it links with the MMC. It will give some ideas of where to start and how this pedagogy supports the progression in the MMC. If you are new to Kodály inspired education and are looking to put your ‘toe in the water’ to get some ideas then this course is for you.

  • Session One: Key Stage One: Singing and Musicianship (beat/rhythm)
  • Session Two: Key Stage One: Singing and Musicianship (pitch)
  • Session Three: Key Stage One: Listening/Composing/Performing
  • Session Four: Key Stage Two: Singing and Development of further Musicianship skills
  • Session Five: Key Stage Two: Listening/Composing/Performing

Schedule: Autumn term 2021: 6.00pm to 7.00pm (BST/UTC+01 until 31st October 2021 and then GMT/UTC), Wednesdays, alternate weeks: 29 Sept; 13 Oct; 27 Oct; 10 Nov; 24 Nov.

Option 2

Model Music Curriculum Mini Series 2: Ideal for music specialists with or without Kodály knowledge, led by Rebecca Berkley.

Schedule: Autumn term 2021: 10.00am to 11.00am (BST/UTC +1 until 31 October 2021 and then GMT/UTC), Saturdays, Weekly except for half term: 9 Oct; 16 Oct; 23 Oct; (no class on 30 Oct); 6 Nov; 13 Nov.

Fees and bookings


September 29, 2021
November 24, 2021
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