The British Kodály Academy is a registered charity working to promote the advancement of British music education, following the teachings of the composer and educator, Zoltán Kodály.
Kodály training develops musicianship through singing. The student engages in the most direct of musical responses without the technical demands of an instrument. This practical approach combined with a clear progression from the simple to the complex facilitates the development of excellent musicianship skills such as sight singing and keen pitch discrimination as well as high levels of musical literacy. Kodály training is suitable for all ages and stages and can be applied to all kinds of music from classical to world music and jazz.
The BKA runs courses for all adults. There are residential courses, day courses and fully accredited certification courses. We welcome specialist and non-specialist music teachers in all settings, whether working with children or adults, including Early Years, instrumental teachers and choir directors. We also welcome anyone wanting to develop their own singing, musicianship and, where applicable, conducting skills. All courses offer an opportunity to view and purchase a wide range of books and resources to support learning and teaching at all stages.
The BKA is a not-for-profit organisation which relies mainly on the subscriptions of its members. Run by a dedicated team of trustees and officers, the BKA is proud of its distinguished patrons and its affiliation to the International Kodály Society (IKS) and welcomes links with other like-minded people and organisations sympathetic to its aims.
Education and events:
Professional development, Summer schools/holiday courses, Conferences, Festivals and concerts
Products and services:
Printed newsletter/magazine, Other publications, Online resources
Membership details - individuals
Type(s) of individual membership available:
Concessionary, Student, Joint, Standard
- Newsletter containing interesting articles, teaching tips and news of Kodály courses and events
- Advance information about future events and activities
- A morning of free workshops on the AGM day
- Access to the members' area of the website including a contact list for all BKA members, back catalogue of BKA newsletters and other Kodály articles
- An entry on the BKA Find A Teacher Page
- A link on the BKA website (on a reciprocal basis) to their own personal website
- The opportunity to advertise to the Membership any courses or events organised by themselves via the website and/or Newsletter
- Electronic updates for all courses and events including teaching opportunities
Type(s) of organisational membership available:
- Corporate Members are named on the website on the 'About the BKA' page, along with the organisations of which the British Kodály Academy is Corporate Member
- BKA Corporate Members are entitled to a link to their organisation on the BKA website. Individuals belonging to a corporate member organisation however, are not entitled to a link to their own personal websites; for this, they must have their own membership of the BKA