Musicianship: Kodály workshop

Course Dates: 29/07/24 - 31/07/24
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
An introductory course for all musicians to improve their aural skills, sight-singing and general musicianship using this renowned teaching method with an experienced and qualified tutor.
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Musicianship: Kodály workshop
  • Course Code: MG422D
  • Dates: 29/07/24 - 31/07/24
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Mon-Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Selena Kay

Course Code: MG422D

Mon-Wed, day, 29 Jul - 31 Jul '24

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

The course is suitable for those wanting to improve their musicianship and develop an understanding of the Kodály method.

What will we cover?

Recognise and understand pitch patterns in melody through the relative solfa system.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Learn rhythm syllables to improve reading and transcription of rhythm
- Understand the pitch relationships in different tonalities
- Improve sight-reading of melodic material in different tonalities
- Develop skills in melodic transposition.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Students should have a good basic knowledge of music theory and the ability to sing in tune are essential.
You need to be able to follow written and verbal instructions in English, and participate in class discussions and practical activities.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classes will consist of lots of practical exercises involving group singing, movement, clapping and listening. There will be no mandatory homework, but practice of the material between classes will be very beneficial.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need music manuscript paper and a pencil during class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

For more details about musicianship and music theory please visit our blog: Musicianship and music theory at City lit which lists our full sequence of musicianship and music theory classes.

Selena Kay Tutor Website

Selena began her musical career as a composer, gaining a Dutch Government scholarship to study at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Louis Andriessen. As a student she won numerous prizes including BBC Young Composers, resulting in a commission for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Radio 3 broadcasts. She has wide musical interests ranging from Renaissance counterpoint and the origins of tonality to twentieth-century composition techniques and electronic music. Selena performs in an experimental electronic music duo KOGG with Cerys Hogg. They create music by sampling vocals, sound objects, and home-made instruments, combining composed and improvised material. They have performed live and are producing an album. Selena has a keen interest in music pedagogy, particularly the social and cognitive benefits of music education, and is a specialist Kodály practitioner. She is also advisor in further education for the British Kodály Academy. Selena holds BMus (Hons), MMus and PGCE degrees, has held positions at Goldsmiths and Middlesex University and currently teaches at City Lit and Morley College.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.