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#1 Cyrilla

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 23:10

If you're a primary or instrumental teacher, and you've ever had your interest piqued to find out just what 'IS' the Kodály approach, come and find out soon!

 

My group of passionate Kodály educators, The Phoenix Collective, is excited to announce its new accredited course of Kodály training - ACKME (Accredited Certificate in Kodály Music Education).
All modules in 2021 are online and run over weekends. Sessions will be recorded for those unable to attend in 'real time' (we are in the UK).
Students can sign up for the full Certificate or attend individual modules as non-Certificate participants.
Modules will run in each calendar year so students can take them at times convenient to them.
There will be four core modules, three of which run in 2021, plus several optional modules which will launch in 2022. Completion of the certificate is open-ended.
The first core module - The Kodály Philosophy - is held on 13th and 14th February and the closing date for applications is 31st January. This will act as both an introduction to those new to the approach as well as a thought-provoking refresher for more experienced practitioners.
Tutors are highly experienced and enthusiastic leaders from the UK and Hungary.
If you have any queries, please ask here or send me a message.
Full information is on the courses page at www.thephoenixcollective.co.uk.
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Posted 22 January 2021 - 15:40

The course is accredited by an external agency and yes, the £75 does have to be paid for students when they transfer to the full certificate.

Apologies if the website doesn't float your boat although most of our advertising is done elsewhere.  The site was professionally done but for now the organisation does not have the funds to approach someone new to start it from scratch.  

Anyone interested who doesn't wish to look at the website (!) is most welcome to send me or Cyrilla a PM.

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 16:22

The course is accredited by the CPD Service.

 

I think Bagpuss has answered your other questions.

 

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Posted 30 January 2021 - 23:16

Just a heads-up that the closing date for applications for the first module, 'The Kodály Philosophy' is tomorrow - January 31st.

 

We have a hugely varied mix of students, including one in Kuala Lumpur, one in Portugal and one in Spain.   Some are primary teachers, some are instrumental teachers.  There are a couple of forum members plus some who have come via EPTA and The Curious Piano Teachers. 

 

This first module (which also acts as a stand-alone weekend) will be of interest to anyone who would like to know more about 'this Kodály thing' and also as a refresher/re-invigorator for those who already have some knowledge.

 

We have input from two Hungarian tutors, my co-author David Vinden, and Yours Truly.   Plus another lovely person teaching one of the musicianship groups.   Bagpuss is one of the Support Crew on this occasion!

 

We'd love to see you there.

 

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 22:29

We can hardly believe how Phoenix and its courses has taken off since my last posting at the end of January  :o .

 

We currently have students from all over the UK and also internationally - yesterday we had a piano teacher in Brunei sign up for this coming weekend's course.  Wowsers.

 

Talking of this weekend - it may be of particular interest to readers of this forum as it is aimed at instrumental teachers.

 

I'm hugely chuffed to have three renowned music educators and authors giving presentations - Dr Sally Cathcart (Curious Piano Teachers), Karen Marshall (Get Set Piano) and Paul Harris - the latter is presenting on his Simultaneous Learning approach :wub:.

 

There's also a session on 'Using Kodály in the Teaching of Singing' given by the forum's own Splog  :) .

 

Students can access individual sessions or the whole weekend.   It's all on Zoom and all is recorded for those who can't attend 'live'.

 

Drop me a personal message if you'd like to know more or book a session.   It should be FAB!

 

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Posted 24 October 2021 - 21:56

Wow.   The presentations this weekend were amazing.

 

Splog did a grand job (wearing her red Doc Martens helped) :).   Karen Marshall was fab and really made us all think about the aneurotypical student.

 

Sally Cathcart and Paul Harris were also inspirational.

 

I have to organise more of these!

 

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 06:25

Lovely to be a tiny part of this, C.
From small acorns and all that...
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Posted 20 November 2021 - 23:45

Aw thanks Bag.   You are way more than 'a tiny part'!

 

It's the most lovely thing to be doing and with the most lovely people.

 

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Posted 01 January 2022 - 23:16

Well, it's the final weekend of our 2021 courses (yes, I know!) tomorrow and Monday - the fourth and final weekend of methodology for instrumental teachers.

 

Lovely sessions, including teaching minor tonality, advanced piano, using Kodály for learning keyboard harmony, musicianship, song analysis, singing together and writing your own tutor book.

 

I'm hugely, hugely excited by the programme we've put together for 2022 :wub:.

 

If anyone would like to go on our mailing list and find out more, please send me a PM here.

 

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 19:55

Exciting times, Cyrilla.  All the best for 2022 !  

Anything locally for a lively 3 year old grandson ? 


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Posted 13 January 2022 - 23:04

Thank you, Maggie!  

 

Ummm...not that I know of...BYMT run pre-school classes (we can discuss...)...or get his name down for a certain junior conservatoire (again, to be discussed...drop me a message...).

 

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Posted 13 January 2022 - 23:32

The Phoenix Collective are very excited to announce their courses for 2022 and a shiny new (albeit temporary) website - www.phoenixcpd.co.uk.  

 

All course info and fees are on the website and you can always message me with any questions.

 

In a nutshell, we have courses in:

 

  • The Kodály Philosophy
  • Harmony Through Relative Solfa
  • Methodology Overview (what Kodály looks like in pre-school/primary/secondary/instrumental/choral settings)
  • Methodology for Primary Teachers
  • Methodology for Instrumental Teachers
  • Creativity in the Kodály Classroom
  • Use of Instruments in the Kodály Classroom (including whole-class and orchestra from KS1-KS3)
  • Vocal Studies (given by the forums' previous resident, the amazing rosfrog :wub:)
  • Movement (Dalcroze Eurhythmics, Alexander Technique, Yoga for musicians)
  • The History of English Folk Song (taught by Steve Roud :wub: and Julia Bishop, editors of the New Penguin Book of English Folk Song - folk songs now have Roud numbers :))

We also have 'Phoenix Forums' - one evening a month devoted to various topics and presenters - so far we have:

 

  • January - 'How we have used Kodály to enable pupils with SEND to achieve their potential' - Jenny Winterburn 
  • February - Unconditional Teaching - Paul Harris :wub:
  • March - Maths and Music - the forums' own Splog! :wub:
  • May - Troubleshooting - in-house discussion of teaching issues
  • June - Inclusive LGBT+ Choral Education - Michael Spence

Oh - and a bit of a curve-ball  :D :

 

  • The Melodies and Harmonies of The Beatles - André Barreau (founder member of The Bootleg Beatles who spent 37 years 'being' George Harrison - there's little he doesn't know about Beatles' (and 1960s) music) :wub:

I couldn't be more chuffed with what we've managed to do in only our second year  :)  :)  :) .

 

We are also offering:

 

  • Musicianship classes.   These are offered at different levels and are for any musician who would like to improve his/her own musicianship in a calm, good-natured and supportive environment.   One student said, 'This is better than therapy!' and another said, 'I don't know how I got as far as I did as a musician without this'.    

 

So - there's something there for just about everyone!

 

And I would be delighted to offer a 10% discount on any course to any Forums' member who would like to attend - please just message me and I can arrange this.

 

Our courses are all online so are easily accessible for all (we have several international students - including a piano teacher in Brunei who does one of my musicianship classes at what is 11pm for her  :o !).

 

Most courses are recorded so can be accessed by those unable to attend 'in real time'.

 

My team (including Bagpuss :wub:) and I are all working our socks off on a totally voluntary basis but we're doing it because we believe so passionately in quality music education and CPD for both teachers and performers - for both amateurs and professionals.

 

It would be lovely to welcome some forum members this year!   (nzsuzsa has already attended all the courses we provided in 2021!  :) )

 

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Posted 21 January 2022 - 09:02

 

 

It would be lovely to welcome some forum members this year!   (nzsuzsa has already attended all the courses we provided in 2021!  :) )

 

Because they were great and I learnt a lot :-)

Full disclosure: I'm not a music teacher, but the courses still developed me as an amateur musician, pre-Grade 1 pianist, etc.. They gave me the motivation to step up to help with a Saturday morning music club for 7-11 year olds.

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 23:21

Last call for sign-ups for our 'Kodály Philosophy' this coming weekend - bookings close at 9pm UK time on 10th February.

 

Lots of information and insights, whether you're new to the approach or have experience already.

 

Had some lovely comments from Paul Harris (he of Simultaneous Learning and many many music publications) when he looked at what we have on offer during 2022:

 

'This is all amazing!!  What a feat to put this course together!'

 

https://www.phoenixcpd.co.uk/book-now (10% discount for forum members).

 

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Posted 20 April 2022 - 21:44

We have a methodology weekend 23rd-24th April - suitable both for instrumental and class teachers.

 

Includes pre-notation work, choosing material, specific learning difficulties, musicianship and more!

 

10% discount for forum members :).

 

Please message me if you'd like to know more.


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