Training & CPD

NYCoS has always put training, whether it is for staff working with NYCoS Area Choirs, Mini Music Makers or tutors working in schools through YMI as a top priority.

NYCoS is a registered CPD Provider with Education Scotland.

SingAround - Singing Games and Rhymes

Sunday 4 March


***Due to the ongoing adverse weather conditions this session has been cancelled. We will try to find an alternative date for a new session.***

2017 saw the start of the special memorial year - 135 years of the birth of Zoltán Kodály and 50 years since his death. As we near the end of this special year the British Kodály Academy is organising Sing ARound events around the country.

The well-known Singing Games and Rhymes series of books has travelled all over the world and author Lucinda Geoghegan has gathered more material while on her travels. She has new Singing Games and Rhymes for Early Years and Middle Years for participants to try out, and books with DVDs will be available to buy on the day.

This will be a fun and interactive workshop providing lots of new ideas and material to take away and use in your classroom, choir or games session. Prior musical knowledge is not required, just a willingness to participate! A proportion of the attendance fee will go to the British Kodály Academy.


NYCoS Kodaly Summer School

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.


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