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British Kodály Academy

23 Lemsford Lane

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6YN

United Kingdom

Company Description

The British Kodály Academy is a registered charity working for the improvement of music education in the UK. Founded originally as the British Kodály Society by Cecilia Vajda, it has been running training courses since 1982. The BKA currently runs an annu ... more

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THE BRITISH KOD�LY ACADEMY : The Kodály approach [cached]

Read/download "The Kodály Concept"- a clear, concise description by BKA President, Gillian Earl, author of "With Music in Mind".

THE BRITISH KOD�LY ACADEMY : Trustees & officers' information [cached]

Gillian Earl Gillian Earl (Honorary President) studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She spent fifteen years in Winchester in charge of singing at St Swithun's School and was the organist at the Cathedral. She now teaches piano in Cornwall. She has attended three International Seminars in Kecskemét and holds the Diploma of the BKA (Adv) and their CKME. She has tutored for the BKA, given lectures in many parts of the UK and also at the EPTA International Conference in Budapest, 2000 and the OAKE National Conference, San Francisco, 2004. She is the author of With Music in Mind, a founder member of the BKA, former Chairman and its current President.

THE BRITISH KOD�LY ACADEMY : Trustees & officers [cached]

Gillian Earl

Gillian Earl Honorary President

THE BRITISH KOD�LY ACADEMY : with music in mind [cached]

Gillian Earl Gillian Earl (GRSM LRAM Piano & Singing) studied piano, singing and viola during four years at the Royal Academy of Music. This was followed by sixteen years in Winchester where, at St. Swithun's School, she was in charge of the singing and also taught piano. Concurrently she studied the organ with the late Dr Alwyn Surplice, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Winchester Cathedral; she was subsequently appointed Assistant Organist there for nine years.

In 1971 she and her husband moved to West Cornwall where she started her piano teaching practice. She has also been organist at St.Buryan Parish Church since 2006.
Gillian first attended courses of lectures on the Kodály Concept given by Cecilia Vajda during 1969/70.
Gillian has been a tutor in Musicianship and Piano Pedagogy at many BKA summer schools (including the first), has given presentations for the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA), including the EPTA International Conference in Budapest in 2000, the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) National Conference in San Francisco in 2004 and for the International Kodály Society's Symposium in Leicester in 2005.
Gillian is a Founder Member of the BKA, a former Chairman and currently it's Honorary President.

THE BRITISH KODÃLY ACADEMY : with music in mind [cached]

Highlights of the week included an inspiring recital by the young cellist, Theo Vinden accompanied by Eleanor Meynell, and a reception and buffet supper for Patrons and former Trustees as well as Summer School participants hosted by Gillian Earl, the BKA's Honorary President.

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