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About KMEIA

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Inc is an organisation of people committed to music for everyone. We are united in the philosophy developed by Hungarian composer, Zoltan Kodály. Kodály stated that music education is the right of every child. He established that a sequential, cumulative and developmental program, based on an aural-vocal approach, is the most inclusive and effective way to develop musical literacy for people of all age groups.

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia was founded by Deanna Hoermann in 1973. Now, with approximately 800 members in Australia, the Institute consists of State branches in the ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, and WA, with chapters in Mackay and Townsville, along with the do-re-mi organisation which provides classes for young children. We also have some members in South East Asia.

The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia is an affiliated member of the International Kodály Society.

Our members specialise in a number of areas of music education from birth through to seniors: new parent and early childhood activities, school classrooms, studio teaching, as well as choral, conducting and instrumental activities. State Branches and Chapters support members by providing workshops, newsletters, and conferences, and the national KMEIA provides a biennial National Conference.

The Australian Kodály Certificate is offered by the Institute in the fields of early childhood, primary, secondary and string teaching. The Australian Kodály Certificate can be accepted for credit towards post-graduate study.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to serve with integrity and honesty as a centre of excellence for music education. Our aim is to build, lead and resource communities of educators committed to enhancing the musical skills of children and adults through sequential and developmental, singing-based programs. These programs are inclusive of all, nurturing a love and passion for music and music-making. We provide opportunities for teachers and musicians to raise their levels of achievement and we strive to inform government authorities on the importance of quality music education for all children.

About KMEIA

Latest News

Call for Presenters Closes Soon!

As the end of this year is drawing closer, we wanted to send you a final update on the National Conference. We also want to take to opportunity to wish you all a warm, joyful and peaceful Christmas and New …
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Announcing International Keynote Presenter

We are really very pleased to announce that the Third Keynote Presenter for the KMEIA 2018 Conference will be Dr David Elliott who is Professor of Music and Music Education and Director of Doctoral Studies in Music Education at New …
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Kodaly National Conference 2018 Update

Please make sure that you put the email address kmeia2018@gmail.com into your ‘safe’ list so that you don’t miss conference updates. The last one came out on 24 October – if you did not get it please check your spam …
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Announcing Keynote Presenter for the Kodaly National Conference 2018!

Announcing Keynote Presenter We are really excited to announce our first Keynote Presenter for KMEIA 2018 Conference! Borbála Szirányi will be one of the international Keynote Presenters to come to Perth in 2018 to present at the Conference. Borbála is a …
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2018 Kodály National Conference – Call for Presentations Announced!

It is with great pleasure to announce that The Call for Presentations is now open for the 2018 Kodály National Conference. This is being held in Perth from 1 – 4 October 2018. If you are interested in bringing a …
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