Hi, I'm Helen!
Hi, I’m Helen Russell and I’m obsessed with helping you create the most effective and fun Kodály-inspired lessons for your students, so your time and energy can be spent creating lightbulb moments and your students will feel confident and successful.
Whether you’re a Kodály beginner or a committed Kodály geek, my resources and courses will help you take your next steps to teaching musical literacy and piano through singing and play.
BEGINNER RHYTHMS, FREE
Download this PDF resource to discover my favourite beginner rhythms and some of the songs I use in my piano lessons 🎹. Includes a quick overview of Kodály rhythm names.
TEACHING TIPS, FREE
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But that’s not all! I’ll also give you access to the Doremi Members’ area so you can grab some of my freebie courses and resources. Plus of course you’ll be able to have a nosy at what else I can offer.
KODÁLY KICKOFF FOR PIANO TEACHERS, £27
Want to start using the Kodály Approach in your piano lessons? This video course will teach you the simplest and most effective activities to get started with a playful, singing-based approach. Plus BONUS live online support sessions with me, tailored to your needs. Suitable for Kodály beginners or Kodály geeks like me!
DOREMI MEMBERSHIP, £47pm
The full package of support for piano teachers who want to deliver fun Kodály Piano Lessons with confidence. Courses, coaching, community, resources and my unique singing-based piano curriculum and lesson plans.
SOLFA FROM SCRATCH, £60
Want to get started with your own Kodály musicianship? In this video course, Helen will get your heart singing and your brain pumping. The lessons instantly accessible and you can work through as fast or as slowly as you like. Plus Helen will be on hand if you get stuck or have questions.
When teaching piano beginners we need to remember that the skills we want them to master in the future need seeding from the start.
“When will they do their Grade 1?” I think we all recognise this question and we all dread it. But what happens when you’re a Kodály Piano Teacher? You might be surprised! I certainly was.
Do you teach classroom music and private instrumental lessons using the Kodály approach? Here are my four top differences between these teaching settings.
Do you want or need to create a singing based curriculum for your school, class or club? Maybe you’ve done some Kodály training but have been left highly motivated but not quite knowing where to start.
Whether it’s in a piano or other instrumental lesson, a singing lesson or in a class setting, this topic crops up all the time.