Kodály Summer School CANCELLED

Kodály Summer School 2020 has been cancelled. We are currently exploring the delivery of online content. Check back for more information.

Inspiring music education through singing

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 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 from around the world, keen to find out more about the Kodály approach to music education.

Solfège Musicianship Workshops

These compulsory classes every morning will give all participants support for their own personal musicianship training. When music is learned using Kodály’s approach, skills vital to advanced music making such as “inner hearing”, rhythmic coordination and harmonic hearing are strongly developed from the beginning. The approach is relevant for instrumental teachers as well as class music teachers, specialists and non-specialists alike.


Afternoon Workshops

Early Afternoon Options

Choose from a range of sessions on enhancing teaching through varying methodology stages and ensemble singing with solfa.


Late Afternoon Options

Sessions from a range of instrumental workshops, teaching methodology, conducting and singing lessons.


Colourstrings Options

These courses are linked and progressive and delegates will be required to allocate each afternoon to the same course.


Certificate Courses in Kodály Education New

These new courses have been devised to be more in line with what is happening nationally and internationally. More and more people want to travel and pick up different levels whilst attending other summer schools. The modules internationally focus on AGE development – so by doing all three levels there is a deeper understanding of a structured programme throughout primary and secondary school.


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 for you to experience, network and unwind in the beautiful Merchiston Castle School.

Evening events are included in the price of your registration fee unless otherwise stated.

More information available soon.

Draft Timetable

Download the draft timetable for timetable for Kodály Summer School 2020 to see how each day is split.



Super Early Bird – £475.00 SOLD OUT
Limited availability, book now to guarantee the best discount

Early Bird – £495.00
Limited availability

Standard – £525.00
Instalment option available

Student – £426.00
Full-time students can save £99 off the registration fee. Instalment option available

NASUWT discounts are available and CPD funding may be available through Creative Scotland.



On-campus accommodation is available in Rogerson House, close to the main building.

Education Partner

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


Kodály Summer School hosts a team of renowned international presenters.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about Kodály Summer School, please don’t hesistate to get in touch.