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Developing musical literacy and musicianship skills, with Lucinda Geoghegan Kodály Musicanship Level One and Two – Online (Learn at Home)

October 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - December 13, 2022 @ 9:00 pm


A holistic, fun, whole body approach to developing musical literacy, this course is for those who wish to learn to read, write and understand music and will be especially useful for anyone without formal music training who wish to attend the Muse Kodály Summer School, Primary One Teacher Training course. However, it is open to anyone.

The course will cover:

  • How to read and write rhythm and melody
  • Understanding Musical Form and Structure
  • Basic Conducting Patterns
  • Part Work and Musicianship
  • Improvisation and Musical Play

Suitable for beginners or more experienced musicians wanting to ‘back fill’ gaps, or experienced musicians/teachers wishing to develop more fun, holistic ways to teach. This course follows the Kodály older beginner learning sequence.

The Tutor

Lucinda Geoghegan graduated in music from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, completed a postgraduate teaching qualification at Moray House College of Education and trained with the Kodály Institute of Britain where she gained an Advanced Diploma in musicianship with Distinction. She worked as a secondary music teacher in Edinburgh before deciding to specialise in Primary and Early Years Music Education. She was also member of staff with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus for 16 years and was Director of the NYCOS West Lothian Choir for 8 years.

She is currently a theory and musicianship lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland working in both the Senior and Junior departments and in addition since 2011 has been delivering and assessing RCS accredited modules in Kodály Philosophy to external students. She is a regular tutor, member of the Trustees and Chair of Education for the British Kodály Academy and in 2017 Lucinda was elected as a Director on the Board of the International Kodály Society.

Lucinda is Creative Learning Director for NYCOS and her work involves Staff Development training across Britain presenting workshops on Kodály musicianship and methodology. Lucinda is a guest lecturer on the summer and yearly courses at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary and in addition has delivered workshops in Ireland, Germany, Holland, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Australia, Canada and USA.


October 18, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
December 13, 2022 @ 9:00 pm
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