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Kodály Kickoff for Piano Teachers

Welcome to Kodály Kickoff for Piano Teachers. I’m so pleased you decided to join us. #1 Work your way through the content below, marking each one as complete. You can re-watch again as many times as you like#2 Add comments to each lesson to share your questions and reflections#3 Email Helen with questions, observations and …

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Musicianship for Improvers SpringA

Are you interested in developing your musicianship? Why not join our weekly Zoom musicianship class? Friday daytimes at 9:30am – 11:00am GMT The thing with Kodály musicianship is even when we have learnt something, we never stop reinforcing it. So if you haven’t quite grasped something there are lots of opportunities to get a more …

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Hullabaloo Belay

Learn this beautiful folk song and complete the lessons to develop your musicianship skills Melody: Level 3Rhythm: Level 2 Remember you can let us know how you get on with each lesson, or with the whole course in the comments at the bottom of the page. Or maybe record yourself doing one of the activities …

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Sing and Play D – New la motifs

We are feeling confident with our newest note la so it’s time to discover it in new contexts. Working on the so-mi-la-so-mi motif and also so-la-mi motif. At the same time we’ll be practising our ta rest and also increasing the repertoire for our discovery of the new note do in the next module.

Red B: Steady Beat

The second half-term of Kodály-inspired music lessons for 4 to 7 year olds will explore and present the concept of steady beat or pulse. Of course, because it’s a Kodály curriculum we will also be practising voice types and preparing for future modules on pitch. The known songs from last term will be refreshed but …

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Sing and Play C ta rest

Presenting the rhythm ta rest, also known as crotchet rest or quarter note rest Visit the Member Resources area for the Sing and Play Roadmap – a great overview of the whole curriculum so far!

Red A: Voice Types

The very first half-term of Kodály-inspired music lessons for 4 to 7 year olds will explore the different voice types, speaking, singing, whispering and thinking. Of course, because it’s a Kodály curriculum we will also be preparing for future modules on steady beat and pitch. Red: The first year of lessons (subsequent years will follow …

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Sofa Scales

The library of recordings from Helen and Rebecca’s solfa scales and dictation sessions. Dip in and out as you please to add some company to your practice. Don’t forget to check the Sofa Live Schedule to join in live too! Want the handout for practising 3rds and 4ths in the do pentatonic? Click here

Sing and Play B Presenting la

Preparing, exploring and presenting the new note la Visit the Member Resources area for the Sing and Play Roadmap – a great overview of the whole curriculum so far!

Money Matters

Money! We rarely talk about it. We should! Let’s blow that secretive box wide open and help each other find our true worth.

Tsuki

Learn this beautiful Japanese song and complete the lessons to develop your musicianship skills Melody: Level 1Rhythm: Level 1 Remember you can let us know how you get on with each lesson, or with the whole course in the comments at the bottom of the page. Or maybe record yourself doing one of the activities …

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Sofa Teach

Teaching and technical workshops and tips

Solfa From Scratch

Learn the basics of Kodály musicianship to get your heart singing and your brain pumping. sing in tune sing from music notation without needing an instrument to help co-ordinate your mind and body to explore beat and rhythm improve your skills for teaching music develop your inner hearing in order to succeed in a choir …

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Sing and Play A Pitch and Rhythm

This course introduces pitch and rhythm from the very first lesson with a brand new student. By the end of this module the students will have learnt the solfa so and mi, and the rhythm names ta (crotchets/quarter notes) and titi (quavers/eighth notes). Visit the Member Resources area for the Sing and Play Roadmap – …

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LIVE: Intermediate Musicianship

Intermediate Musicianship Level 5 and Intermediate Musicianship Level 6 are a weekly Zoom classes with Hannah Grant. Level 5 is on Wednesdays 6:00pm to 7:30pm BST Level 6 is on Mondays 6:00pm to 7:30pm BST All our classes are full of heart, humour and the very best quality singing and musicianship teaching. Hannah will get your …

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Sofa Musicianship

The library of recordings from Helen, Hannah and Anne’s Sofa musicianship classes. Dip in and out as you please. Don’t forget to check the Sofa Live Schedule to join in live too!