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Secondary Years 7-13 Workshops with Dr James Cuskelly

April 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Catering for music specialists, and classroom teachers wanting to develop music literacy using a fun but structured approach.  This aural-vocal approach to music education is based on the philosophies and teachings of Zoltan Kodaly, a Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist.  Focusing on the voice as the primary instrument for learning and teaching and incorporating games, movement, instruments, reading and writing music, the teaching sequence follows students’ natural learning development: listen – sing – understand – play – read and write – create.  

Secondary Workshops, Tuesday 5 April, 9.00am-4:30pm

Senior Years 7-10  9:00am-12:30pm

  • $35 MENZA members
  • $50 Non-MENZA members
  • Fee includes morning tea

Senior Years 11-13 1:30pm-4:30pm

  • $30 MENZA members
  • $45 Non-MENZA members

Whole Day Senior Years Tuesday 5 April, 9.00am-4:30pm

  • $70 MENZA members
  • $100 Non-MENZA members
  • Fee includes morning tea and lunch

Held at Dilworth Junior Campus, 27 Omahu Road, Remuera

Non-MENZA members rate includes FREE MENZA membership – to sign up for membership after completing the form, please go to menza.co.nz to register

Facilitator, Dr James Cuskelly is Head of Faculty: Creative Arts and Design Studies at St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School, Brisbane, President of the International Kodály Society, Director of the Summer School Music Program, and Director of the Cuskelly College of Music.

Watch this trailer for the documentary about James and the Kodály Method here.

Dr Cuskelly has a very broad base in education, having taught in Kindergarten, pre-school, primary and secondary classrooms as well as in tertiary institutions. His passion for music, and his ability to enthuse and bring about effective learning in students across all ages or abilities, is internationally recognised. He is committed to teacher training, and is considered a global leader in music education. James runs a variety of accredited teacher training programs including the Summer School Music Program (Brisbane) and Australia Kodály Certificate programs in Malaysia, Perth, New Zealand and Indonesia.

“Dr Cuskelly is infinitely knowledgeable and passionate about the Kodály method and is able to draw from years of tertiary and current multi – level school teaching experience. He is everything an inspiring teacher should be – encouraging, engaging, empowering and perceptive – with the added bonus of being hugely entertaining.”

More information: contact Megan Flint meganjude@xtra.co.nz

Download and print the registration form here


April 5, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Dilworth Junior School
27 Omahu Road
Remuera, Auckland 1050 New Zealand


Kodaly Aotearoa