Online Musicianship Classes

WARNING: May result in fun, friendships and a life-long obsession with solfa.

  • Solfa from Scratch – for total beginners (British Kodály Academy Level 1)
  • Musicianship for Improvers (British Kodály Academy Level 3-4)
  • Intermediate Musicianship (British Kodály Academy Level 5+)
  • Elementary Solfa Scales – weekly practice sessions
  • Intermediate Solfa Scales – weekly practice sessions

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Solfa from Scratch is a 6 week hybrid class with Helen Russell combining pre-recorded classes with a live support.
You can access the course recordings at your own convenience and then join Helen live for a chat.
This course is suitable for total beginners, musicians who are new to solfa and Kodály musicianship and teachers who would like more confidence teaching music. Registration deadline Friday 23rd April. Course commences Friday 23rd April.

Musicianship for Improvers is a weekly Zoom class on Friday mornings with Helen Russell.
The class introduces the full diatonic scales, five pentatonic scales and pentachords (BKA Level 3-4).
Tailoring to the needs of the class, Helen creates a warm, safe and nurturing environment. Once you’ve joined your class you can stay with them as you develop your skills together. It’s about more than just the music!
Registration deadline Thursday 22nd April. Course commences Friday 23rd April at 9:30am.

Intermediate Musicianship is a weekly Zoom class on Monday evenings with Hannah Grant.
Developing your solfa skills towards more advanced tonalities and harmonies. (BKA Level 5+).
Once you’ve joined your class you can stay with them as you develop your skills together. It’s about more than just the music!
Registration deadline Sunday 18th April. Course commences Monday 19th April at 6:00pm.

Rebecca Willson‘s weekly Solfa Scales Sessions are perfect if you want to improve your fluency and muscle memory with the solfa syllables. Rebecca runs an Elementary Session on Friday mornings and Intermediate Session on Thursday evenings.

What do our students say?

Maggie says: “Helen, your classes are a joy. I come away with the very best of ear worms, things to practice, things to consolidate and things to learn. Love it.”

Helen’s student says: “May I thank you and applaud you for your great teaching on the Kodály course. I am particularly grateful for your sensitivity with me given my tentative hold on some of the material. I really enjoyed it all.”

Rachel says: “I found the Intermediate Solfa Scales practice with Rebecca so helpful in imprinting the solfa names and intervals in my head. It made my brain work very hard at first, not having anything written down, but Rebecca took the pace nice and slow and we had plenty of repetition to help embed the patterns in our unconscious. It helped me enormously in my musicianship class as sight-reading was easier because intervals came more easily to mind. It was good working together with others too, even though we could only hear Rebecca. I was able to adjust my pitch to hers, helping with my intonation. I’d totally recommend these sessions!”

Flora says: “I’ve loved the routine and methodical structure of Rebecca’s Elementary Solfa Scales. It’s like being forced to practice scales, you’d never be as methodical on your own but it has helped so much with pitch and patience! I really enjoyed the challenge of using pentatonic scales, purely because I never sing or practice them and I’m not too familiar with them. I think the repetition also encouraged me to try things like singing in thirds or in canon.”

Places are limited so BOOK NOW