NYCOS Kodály Summer School 2024

Sing, network and learn the latest insights in Kodály music education

Join delegates from across the globe 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. 

Sunday 4 – Saturday 10 August 2024
George Watson’s College, Edinburgh


Watch highlights from our 2023 Kodály Summer School.


Who is Kodály Summer School for?

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.

What will I learn?

Participants can choose from an exciting variety of community classes, group lessons and individual sessions, led by our established team of internationally renowned presenters.

Choose your Course Pathway

Browse the various course pathways below.

Participants must select course choices when booking online.

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.

Singing Lessons

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.


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

Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano, University of St Andrews


Education Partner

The Kodály Summer School is sponsored by our Education Partner, NASUWT Scotland.



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  
NASUWT Member Residential Delegate        £931.50 
NASUWT Member Day Delegate £526.50
NASUWT Member Residential Instalments       £100
NASUWT member Day Delegate Instalments £100


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

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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.

Our accommodation is offsite at  Heriot Watt University Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 4AS. Daily transfers to/ from George Watson’s are included.

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.