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Our Approach

Zoltán Kodály was a Hungarian composer and educator who fundamentally believed that music education should belong to everyone and that singing should be at its centre. Kodály inspired music education is a child friendly game based approach which is systematic and well structured.

Involvement in a Kodály inspired music education curriculum potentially raises the standard of music education, helping to bridge the gap from school to studying at university or conservatoire level.

Research has shown that good music education involving active singing participation will not only help develop musical skills but will also enhance numerical, linguistic and social skills.

The Kodály approach is used in many schools, universities and choirs across Scotland not just within NYCOS. Our Active Learning through Music programme links directly with the outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.

Zoltán Kodály

“Only activity can lead someone to a real understanding and appreciation of music. Simply listening to music is not enough”