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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

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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Kodály National Conference 2018 Announced!

Kodály National Conference 2018 is coming Soon! We are excited to announce that the Kodály National Conference 2018 will be held in the beautiful city of Perth from 1 – 4 October 2018! Planning for the Conference is currently underway, …
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In Memory of Lenore Bateman

16 March 1945  –  19 April 2017 Throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s every Queensland member of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, and almost every member in Australia, knew or knew of Lenore Bateman of Brisbane, and of her …
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Notice of intention to publish KMEIA national publications online

For nearly 40 years, the Kodály Music Education of Australia produced a national publication. Over time, this took on various forms ranging from a bulletin to a refereed academic journal. The content of these publications is of significant historical and …
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Congratulations Dr Anthony Young

On behalf of the KMEIA community, I wish to congratulate Anthony Young on his recent conferment of the Doctor of Philosophy from the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University. Anthony is Head of Classroom, Choral and Liturgical Music at St. Laurence’s College, …
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