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Visit Helen’s Musicianship Roadmap to be guided through the musicianship resources and courses inside Doremi.
Starting with Solfa from Scratch if you’re a Kodály newbie and then work through the gradually more challenging activities.
Available inside Doremi right now…
- Anne Ralph’s Musicianship Series where Anne takes a famous piece of classical music and takes us through fun practical musicianship activities for all abilities. From very easy to very hard. Pieces include Smetana’s Vltava from Ma Vlast, Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, Bartók’s Romanian Folk dances, Kabalevsky’s Clowns and Ravel’s Boléro.
- Rebecca Willson’s innovative Solfa Scales recordings. Practising your solfa fluency has never been so much fun with sessions themed on music from Musicals, David Bowie, ABBA, Folk Music and more. Including introductory sessions to get you started.
- And so much more including courses on folk songs, dictations and recognising intervals.
Visit Helen’s Piano Roadmap to be guided through the Teach Piano Curriculum. Starting with the Kodály Kickoff for Piano Teachers course and then diving deeper.
Follow the 46 lesson plans to integrate the best of Kodály musicianship into your piano lessons. The lesson plans contain detailed, step-by-step instructions so you will know exactly what to do, and when, to lead your beginner students to success not only as pianists but as rounded musicians and solfa superstars. Each lesson includes downloadable plans and resources, plus video walkthroughs.
Visit Helen’s Music Roadmap to be guided through the Teach Music Curriculum.
Starting with the Four Musical Must Have’s course and then diving deeper.
36 lessons across 6 modules to get young musicians started on their Kodály journey, using their singing voices. Perfect for extra curricular music groups or classroom teaching.
Find all our masterclasses in one place. From deep diving into beat, pitch and rhythm with Helen, to the insights on our visiting presenters’ specialist subjects.
Visit Masterclasses & Webinars to explore the topics.
Devour the library of recordings from Helen’s Kodály-Inspired Teaching Workshops that sit outside the Doremi Teach roadmaps.
Choose from our library of interviews and workshops with fascinating expert Kodály musicians and educators
- Esther Hargittai – Growing up with the Kodály approach in Hungary
- Nate Holder – Decolonising the music classroom
- Lucy Clement-Evans – Teaching music in Welsh language schools
- Naheed Cruickshank – Music teaching in Glasgow and India
- Ruth Keggin Gell & Dr Chloe Woolley – Music and the Manx language on the Isle of Man
- Chris Andrews – Prep School Music
- Hilary Lawson – Early Years Music
- Anne Ralph – Teaching at the conservatoire in Cork, Ireland
- Len Tyler – His life as a music education specialist
- Claire Bowes – Teaching as a blind music teacher in Northern Ireland
- Emma Torry – Vocal health for teachers
- Jimmy Rotheram – His experiences as a spokesperson for primary music excellence
- Beth Brimmicombe – What it takes to become a world champion Barbershop Quartet
- Lindsay Ibbotson – Results from her Kodály Scientific Study
Courses and live sessions to support all the boring business bits that you need to pay the bills when you’re self-employed
- Rates – What are you worth?
- Business structure
- Contracts, terms & conditions, and cancellation policies
- Imposter syndrome
- Confidence building and empowerment
Helen’s a whizz at tech as well as music, so check out the sessions that solve all sorts of technical challenges. Giving you the same careful step by step instructions that she provides for her music students.
- Musescore for Music Teachers – learn the basics and how to create those great Kodály-style worksheets and resources using this free software
- Digital Lesson Notes – ditch those pesky notebooks and switch to a multimedia friendly, parent friendly solution that helps your students practise and helps you plan using this free software
There’s no need to trawl my website looking for my hidden treasure! I’ve put all of my best teaching freebies in one place. My Kodály Treasure Chest!
Jump straight to the different resources and courses below, but if you want to check out the whole package then click here >>
If you’re a music teacher wanting to use the Kodály approach in your teaching, then take my latest mini-course on the benefits of singing games.
The course includes
- Videos, with transcripts, describing each benefit
- My favourite songs and games to achieve them
- Recommended books for more games
- Links to books, papers and articles for further reading
- Perfect for increasing your understanding and for explaining your approach to parents and senior leaders.
If you’re a piano teacher wanting to use the Kodály approach in your teaching, then watch this great video guide to using solfa in your piano lessons.
Taken from my course Kodály Kickoff for Piano Teachers, this 16 minute video guide includes
- How I map the concept of pitch to the piano keys
- My first activities to notate pitch
- How to transpose from the start
- How I introduce stave notation
- Understanding the clef-less stave
- How solfa syllables relate to the keys
Get a sneaky peek at the first lesson in Helen’s Doremi Teach Piano curriculum. Access course >>
Discover my favourite beginner rhythms and some of the songs in which they are found. Plus a quick overview of Kodály rhythm names. Access resources >>
Here are four essential musical skills that teachers should be focussing on with their beginner music classes. Access this course >>
The results of the First Thing Music trial have now been published. Join Helen and Lindsay as they discuss its findings. Watch now >>
Some people have only ever seen Kodály music teachers playing around with lycra sheets and puppets, singing nursery rhymes. But following its framework takes you from those basic fundamentals of music all the way to university level and beyond. Access this musicianship course >>