National Newsletter – 2014 – Issue 1

Call For Articles

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia invites contributions for future issues of our National Newsletter. Articles that promote discussion of an issue of concern to music educators are encouraged. The articles we publish in the National Newsletter include: Feature articles …
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President’s Message

Dear KMEIA Members, I welcome you to the inaugural National Newsletter, which replaces the Australian Kodály Journal. In response to the past difficulties in obtaining academic articles, along with feedback from branches and members, the National Council of KMEIA have replaced …
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Call for Articles

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia invites contributions for future issues of our National Newsletter. Articles that promote discussion of an issue of concern to music educators are encouraged. The articles we publish in the National Newsletter include: Feature articles …
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Creating Rhythm Flashcards In Sibelius

Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music You can easily make rhythm flashcards by creating a rhythm on an invisible stave in Sibelius and then copying the rhythm across to Microsoft Word as a graphic.  Copying the rhythm to Word gives you the …
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Tips, ideas, reminders, starting points to welcome in a New Year

Julia Piggin Learning names in Prep Move from speaking voice to singing voice Sit in circle, feel the beat with silent tapping on knees Also use for anecdotal assessment of beat, intonation, vocal quality (potential modeling), vocal health (be alert …
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Creating Melodic Flashcards and Za In Sibelius

Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music Last time, we looked at creating rhythm flashcards by creating a rhythm on an invisible stave in Sibelius and then copying the rhythm across to Microsoft Word as a graphic.  This time, we’ll create melodic flashcards …
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Mucking about with modes: An introduction to modal transformation

David Banney This article explores the use of modal transformation in both musicianship classes and string teaching. It would not be an exaggeration to say that my first visit to the East Helsinki Music School (the home of Colourstrings, and …
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International Katalin Forrai Award

Anne Laskey, Kodály Center for Music Education, Holy Names University The first International Katalin Forrai Award was presented at the 21st International Kodály Symposium, held in Kecskemet, Hungary, on July 31, 2013. The purpose of the Award is to commemorate …
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South Australia Early Childhood Conference Report

Yvonne Tysoe South Australia Early Childhood Conference 8 – 9 July 2013 Overview Presenters Gaby Freer, Penny Hewson, Di Hogg and Kirsty Dent took turns to demonstrate learning activities using music for children from birth through to six years olds. …
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New do re mi Songs for beginning Lower Secondary

Deborah Smith Tired of the same old do re mi songs? Me too. So here are three more for your song collection.   Deborah is the author of “Musicianship & Aural Training for the Secondary School”: a comprehensive series of …
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Australian Curriculum Consultation: Have your voice heard

The draft of the revised Australian Curriculum is open for public consultation until Thursday 8 July 2021 and it is time to have your voice heard. There are significant implications for music in the proposed curriculum, and this is the …
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Research invitation: Music teaching and learning, and ICT in blended environments in Australia

Kodály Australia is proud to support Australian music education research that may benefit our members. The National Council has agreed to distribute information for the research project, Re-imagining the future: Music teaching and learning, and ICT in blended environments in …
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Happy 10th Birthday Kodály WA!

Whilst the formation of Kodály WA emerged during 2010, it was on 23 January ten years ago that our branch officially became an incorporated association.  This means this year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kodály WA! During our first …
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Season’s Greetings from Kodály Australia

On behalf of Kodály Australia, I write to thank you for your support this year and offer our best wishes for the festive season. Despite the unimagined challenges of 2020, there is still much to be thankful for. The pandemic …
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Thank you for sustaining the vision

Today was a landmark occasion in the history of Kodály Australia. This year for the first time we postponed the national conference and brought our community together online – and what a success it was! Nearly three hundred music educators …
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