UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus in Australia, the Kodály NSW Committee has made the difficult decision to suspend our NSW AKC offering for 2020, with all smaller gatherings similarly under review.
We are actively seeking ways to enrich your practice this year via our online and social media platforms. Our PD gatherings and events are ready to be re-launched as soon as it is deemed appropriate to do so. Similarly, we are already planning for a magnificent AKC course offering in 2021.
AKC Primary Course – Autumn Session from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 April, 8:30AM – 4:30PM each day
This course caters for participants who are completing all strands of the Australian Kodaly Certificate. The strands include Methodology, Materials, Teaching Techniques, Conducing and Musicianship.
Methodology Description: Facilitated by experienced classroom practitioners this course will encourage and support participants to expand their repertoire with ‘hands-on’ musical experiences – singing, moving, listening, playing (resource pack supplied) and build confidence in designing an effective Primary classroom music program. Participants will develop the tools for designing an in-depth and systematic approach to teaching music literacy addressing a range of learning styles with in-built feedback and assessment.
Participants will learn a variety of repertoire in conjunction with analysis of the needs of primary students to develop the children’s learning outcomes in the NSW K-6 Music Syllabus through multi-modal experiences.
The content for this course will be presented through lectures, interactive workshops, & demonstration lessons. Participants will demonstrate their knowledge through peer teaching, written assignments and a written test.
The conducting/musicianship course will encourage and support participants to build confidence in designing effective ensemble rehearsal techniques and musicianship skills through ‘hands-on’ musical experiences. Participants will be learning about how to develop vocal technique and an in-depth and systematic approach to teaching music to address a range of learning styles. Participants will learn a variety of repertoire in conjunction with analysis of the needs of primary and secondary students to support and guide the development of the children’s learning outcomes including development of teacher skills in: Advanced conducting and vocal techniques; singing in tune and in harmony; organising musical ideas aurally and using notation.
AKC Primary Course – Winter Session – Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 July, 8:30AM – 4:30PM