Kodaly Summer School 2018

'Inspiring Music Education through Singing'


Saturday 28 July - Friday 3 August
Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh


This will be our 7th Annual Summer School in Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and we are really looking forward to it. Our established team of internationally renowned presenters, László Nemes (Liszt Academy, Hungary), James Cuskelly (Sound Thinking, Australia) and Lucinda Geoghegan (NYCoS and RCS, Scotland) will be joined again by our Colourstring Music colleagues and other leaders.
This will be the third year that Colourstrings Music methodology courses are included. We are delighted that Professor Géza Szilvay is returning to deliver Colourstrings Violin Teacher Training. Meantime,Early Years music is covered by Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Teacher training courses delivered by Yvonne Wyroslawska, Naheed Cruickshank and Zelda Martin.

New options are available in the afternoons. We welcome Monica Wilkinson, musician and Dalcroze teacher, Andrew Nunn, conductor and winner of the BBC Choir of the Year 2012 and Lynne Clark, former leader of Music Development for NE Derbyshire.

Renowned singer and teacher Wilma MacDougall will be offering individual singing lessons again - a very popular choice last year.

More detailed information about all courses is available on the booking page.

Morning warm-up and community singing sessions are followed by personal musicianship. All participants have Solfège classes in the morning and will be able to join a class at a suitable level, from Beginner to Advanced. There will be an option to take this further with accredited Kodály modules through the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, but all the teaching time will be covered within the week.

Afternoon sessions offer a variety of options, where participants follow a strand of their choosing. What a great way to study a practical course over the week, with time for in-depth study and the opportunity to ask questions of the tutors. Primary Methodologies 1 (Anne Murphy) and 2 (Lucinda Geoghegan) will also have the option to progress to a an accreditation through RCS.

Optional, fun and inspiring evening sessions will round off the days. We have secured the talents of BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Hannah Rarity for a concert on 31st July. (open to public)

Last year one of our delegates said "I have had so much fun my brain has grown, and I can't wait to put it all into practice!" Come and join the fun.

Fees: £495: £395 Students/staff

Scotland based delegates may be eligible for CPD funding through http://www.scottishmusiccentre.com/development/training-and-continuing-professional-development-fund/

We can offer accommodation in single or twin en suite rooms on the beautiful Merchiston Castle campus at very reasonable rates (shared occupancy£47.50 pppn room and all meals; single occupancy £60)

Non residential delegates have lunch, coffee/teas included in registration fee.

* NEW strands for 2018 * Colourstrings Music Kindergarten Phase 2 Teacher Training * Dalcroze * Musicianship with Young Choirs * Group Instrumental Teaching

NYCoS is most grateful to NASUWT for their support of the NYCoS Kodály Summer School. 



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Registration Fee: £495

Student: £395
(full-time students)








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