About Us

Founder and Director Helen Russell BSc(Hons) PGCE ATCL is a piano, singing and musicianship teacher and choral musical director in Worcester, UK and online.

Helen is the author of the Kodály inspired piano method Doremi Piano and the Founder of Doremi Connect, an online community for musicians to be nurtured and encouraged to develop lifelong learning. Helen is also an choral arranger for Sheet Music Plus and arranges pop songs for community and school choirs with solfa included.

A passionate advocate of the Kodály Approach to music education, Helen works for the British Kodály Academy as a tutor and member of their Education Planning Board. Having attended every BKA residential since 2013 she has been fortunate to study Kodály musicianship with the very best tutors including Esther Hargittai, Dr Árpád Tóth, David Vinden, Dr James Cuskelly and Dr Lászlá Nemes plus pedagogy with Bori Szirányi.

Helen studied extensively with Dr Gillyanne Kayes to develop her vocal technique and pedagogy, and completed her Associate Diploma in Instrumental and Vocal Teaching with Trinity College London with the support of the Curious Piano Teachers.

Helen splits her time between her music career, looking after her two boys and volunteering as a Scout Leader.

Contact Helen by emailing helen @ doremiconnect.co.uk

Rebecca Willson is an instrumental and musicianship teacher in Devon. After studying for a Mmus at Brunel University she trained with the British Kodály Academy and attended summer courses at the Kodály Institute in Hungary. Rebecca teaches violin, piano and musicianship to children and adults in Devon and online.

Along with Helen, Rebecca works for the British Kodály Academy as a tutor and a member of their Education Planning Board.

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