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April 2020

NSW: Australian Kodály Certificate 2020

April 14 @ 8:30 am - April 19 @ 4:30 pm
St Andrew’s Cathedral School, 474 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia

CANCELLED: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus in Australia, the Kodály NSW Committee has made the difficult decision to suspend our NSW AKC offering for 2020, with all smaller gatherings similarly under review. We are actively seeking ways to enrich your practice this year via our online and social media platforms. Our PD gatherings and events are ready to be re-launched as soon as it is deemed appropriate to do so. Similarly, we are already planning…

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WA: TeachMeet Online

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TeachMeet Online An opportunity for music teachers to network and share ideas as we head back into Term 2. Free event for Kodály WA Members Become a member today! What: TeachMeet (Free event for members only!) When: Monday 27 April 2020, via Zoom Video Conferencing Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Register here: Registration is essential and places are limited CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Details to join the zoom meeting will be sent via email on the day to registered participants Registrations close: Sunday…

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May 2020

QLD: Beginning Teachers Event

May 2

CANCELLED: Due to the current government restrictions this workshop is cancelled. We will look to hold this workshop in the future.  If you are a student teacher, beginning teacher or early career teacher, this workshop is for you. Experienced teachers will share their best ideas and tips with you.

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QLD: Developing Part Singing Skills with Dr. Georgia Newlin

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

In this online webinar Dr. Georgia Newlin examines the sequential development of part-singing skills in school age musicians to help students acquire the ability to sustain a given voice part in a multipart context. Purposefully identifying, naming and teaching these techniques produces more singers able to fulfill their potential as self sufficient musicians in a choral setting at any age. Cost: $20 Members / $90 Non Members * Non members receive 12 months membership with their registration Register Online Here

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QLD: Vocal health for returning to the classroom with Wendy Rolls

May 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

In amongst all the emails, video calls and resource-building, it seems a lifetime since we were singing in our classrooms with our students. So when it’s time to be singing again, what state will your voice be in? Prolonged voice use after a period of inactivity poses a serious threat to vocal health. This webinar will cover the essentials of voice use and tips to start singing again safely without risking damage. What are the important things to watch for…

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QLD: Strive and thrive! Fostering independence and empowering musicians of all ages and stages

May 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Maree Hennessy presents an online workshop – Strive and thrive! Fostering independence and empowering musicians of all ages and stages Cost: $20 Members / $90 Non-Members *Non members receive 12 months membership with the registration You will receive a Zoom invitation with the meeting link and password prior to the webinar. You will receive a recording of the session along with your PD certificate. If you cannot attend on the day, please ensure to register (noting that you are unable to…

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July 2020

SA: A Visit from Hungarian Master Teacher — Borbála (Bori) Szirányi

July 2 - July 4

POSTPONED: in collaboration with the Open Music Academy of the Elder Conservatorium Three events are planned, they will be updated as planning progresses... Thursday 2 July: STUDENT DAY Program will be released shortly- keep the day free- venue Elder Conservatorium/Adelaide University Friday 3 July: BOOT CAMP FOR MUSIC TEACHERS AND MUSICIANS If you have done a Kodály levels course or have music training at tertiary level or are a good musician- this is the day for you- already alert your site…

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WA: Australian Kodály Certificate Course 2020

July 6 - July 10

CANCELLED: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kodály WA has made the decision to cancel the Perth Australian Kodály Certificate Course for 2020. We know that many of you will feel disappointed not to be able to continue your Kodály-inspired professional development this year, however the safety of our members and lecturing team is our highest priority. Refunds to those who have already registered are currently being initiated and processed. I appreciate your understanding and patience as we…

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August 2020

QLD: Let’s Create! Let’s Respond!

August 8

CANCELLED: Due to the current government restrictions this workshop is cancelled. We will look to hold this workshop in the future.  Creating and responding are at the heart of being a musician, music education and the Australian Curriculum. Come along and discover some new ideas, think deeper about what these topics really mean and how to implement them in your classroom. More information will be available later in 2020

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WA: Term 3 Online PD Series

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - August 24 @ 7:00 pm

TeachMe/TeachMeet Online PD Series Two Online Lectures (pd in your pjs) followed by an Online Networking Session (let's chat - BYO cuppa) to debrief the ideas presented. Free event for Kodály Members Become a member today! This three-session series provides you with the opportunity to learn new ideas from leading music educators (TeachMe!) and the discuss the application of ideas in your context (TeachMeet!). PD beamed right to your so-fa! Session 1: Spotlight on Secondary with Andrew Pennay 10 August…

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September 2020

NSW: Virtual Teach Meet and Tea #1

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

How can we teach Music when we can't sing? The recent restrictions on group singing and playing of wind instruments has had a significant impact on NSW Music teachers. As Kodály educators, singing is at the heart of what we do. Negotiating the new restrictions requires considerable creativity.  Join us for this virtual Teach Meet as Members of the Kodály NSW Committee share some ideas for providing meaningful music-learning experiences that don't involve group singing. Participants are also welcome to share…

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2020 QLD Webinar – Singing Games for Older Students and Scaffolding Instruction in the Kodály Classroom with Tanya LeJeune

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

How can we keep them singing? Older students in the music classroom need different motivation than the younger grades. Music educators aim to build the musical skills of students by exposing them to many different songs. Join us virtually as we explore engaging songs, games, and activities specifically for older students. We will also discuss scaffolding student learning and how to  design a step-by-step process to ensure that students are able to learn the material and sharpen their musical understandings.…

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SA: Pop up open classroom — Term 3

September 17 @ 12:00 am

POSTPONED: Look out for ‘pop up’ Open classroom teacher meets in the North, in the South, in the Regions and in between. Keep an eye on our facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/kodalysa/

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2020 Kodály Australia Conference

September 28 @ 8:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, Melbourne Ave
Deakin, ACT 2600 Australia

POSTPONED: The 2020 Kodály Australia Conference has been postponed. Instead, join us for our Kodály Australia Virtual Summit. After close consultation with stakeholders and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Kodály Australia Conference until September/October 2022 to be held in Canberra, ACT. The Kodály Australia Conference will be held in the beautiful city of Canberra at Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) from Monday 28 September - Thursday 1 October 2020! The 2020 Kodály Australia Conference Spring…

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Kodály Australia Virtual Summit

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 3:45 pm

Join fellow educators throughout the world for a day of inspiring online presentations, practical workshops and engaging discussions led by internationally renowned leaders. Access the Virtual Summit here: https://kodaly.org.au/virtualsummit/ To Sustain the Vision until we can physically meet again in 2022, we have put together a program which includes Keynote Presentations from Dr Árpád Tóth, Dr Anita Collins and Dr László Norbert Nemes along with workshops and Q and A sessions presented by each state as well as live and recorded presentations from…

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