Kodály Summer School 2024

Kodály Summer School 2024

Inspiring music education through singing

Sunday 4 – Saturday 10 August 2024

George Watson’s College, Edinburgh

Kodály Summer School is open to class teachers, instrumental teachers, students, nursery practitioners, freelance musicians and anyone interested in music education. From a comprehensive choice of sessions, our established team of internationally renowned presenters provide tailored training and the latest insights for early to advanced stages of classroom, group and instrumental teaching.

At Kodály Summer School delegates from across the globe have the opportunity to sing, learn, and network with colleagues over a comprehensive choice of community classes, group lessons, individual sessions and fun inspiring evening activities. We look forward to greeting familiar faces and newcomers, keen to find out more about the Kodály approach to music education.

Watch highlights from our 2023 Kodály Summer School here


We are looking forward to hosting our Summer School at George Watson’s College in the heart of Edinburgh. Our accommodation will be offsite at Heriot Watt University Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 4AS. Daily transfers to/ from George Watson’s are included in your residential fee.

Registration Fees

Residential delegate fees include course workshops, single en-suite accommodation, all meals, and transfers to/ from George Watson’s College.

Day delegate fees include course workshops, daily lunch and dinner and refreshments.

Paying by invoice

If you would like to receive an invoice for your summer school place, please fill in this form.

Paying by instalments

There is an instalments option available for those who would like to pay by instalments. The £100 deposit paid at checkout is non-refundable. If you would like to take the course for full certification, £75 will also be added to your fee at checkout but is refundable.

Who can attend?

If you are a primary teacher, class music teacher, instrumental teacher, nursery practitioner or freelance musician our Kodály Summer School offers you the unique opportunity to develop your practice in a supportive and engaging environment.

However, anyone is welcome to attend! If you love singing and want to learn more about the Kodály approach, we have lots of exciting sessions for you. Take a look at our course pathways to find out more.

Course Pathways

We are offering participants the choice to follow a variety of different course pathways, depending on their aims and interest.


Certified Courses


This year we are offering the exciting opportunity to complete methodology in Early Years Level 2 / Early Years 3/ Primary 1 and Secondary Level 1 for certification towards the British Kodály Certificate.

General Course Options



A series of suggested course options tailored to your area of work.



Evening Events

We love spending time with delegates from across the globe each year at the annual Kodály Summer School. This year is no different and we’re excited to offer a range of evening events including our much loved evening ceilidh and performances from Richard Michael and Hannah Rarity,

Evening events are included in the price of your registration fee unless otherwise stated. Our evening concert series is also open to the public and booking will be open soon. 



Download the timetable for Kodály Summer School 2024 to see how each day is split.



Chris Andrews

British Kodály Academy / Feltonfleet Preparatory School / NYCOS


Lynne Clark

BKA and NYCOS tutor


Dr James Cuskelly

St Joseph’s School (Stanthorpe), Director of Cuskelly College of Music, Immediate Past President of the International Kodály Society


Lucinda Geoghegan

Creative Learning Director NYCOS, International Kodály Society


Dr. Árpád Tóth

St Partium Christioan Uninersits
Kodály Institute


Paul Whittaker OBE

BSL Signed Singing



Helen Blackmore

TU Dublin Conservatoire, BKA and NYCOS Tutor


Wilma MacDougall

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Singing Teacher




Richard Michael BEM 

Richard occupies a unique place in the musical life of his native Scotland, as he has the versatility to improvise on any theme, in any key and in any given style. 


Areti Lymperopoulou

Douglas Academy, Chansons Chamber Choir, NYCOS






Early Bird Residential Delegate  £952 SOLD OUT
Early Bird Day Delegate 

Limited availability

Residential Delegate  £987  
Day Delegate  £585 
Residential – Instalments    £100  
Day Delegate Instalments   £100  
Student Residential Delegate  £931.50 
Student Day Delegate  £526.50 
Student Residential Instalments    £100  
Student Day Delegate Instalments   £100  
NYCOS Staff Day Delegate  £535.00 
NYCOS Staff Residential Delegate  £937 
NYCOS Staff Residential – Instalments   £100  
NYCOS Staff Day – Instalments   £100  
Registration Fee – RCS (by application)   Click here
Full British Kodály Certification   £75  


If you have any queries about booking or can’t book the session you would like, please email Anna Ghazal

BOOK NOW Booking Guidance


Singing lessons with Wilma McDougall will be available again this year.

These lessons offer one-to-one tuition in a safe space to work on your vocal technique or perhaps work towards an upcoming performance.