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Patrons

Our Patrons share an interest in the goals and vision of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia.

Our current Patron is Dr Géza Szilvay from Finland. Professor Szilvay and his brother Csaba Szilvay are co-authors of the Colourstrings string teaching method based on Zoltán Kodaly’s philosophy of music education.

Previous Patrons have included Hungarian Ambassadors based in Canberra and Consul-Generals based in Sydney, along with Professor Erzsébet Szőnyi, noted composer and Director of the School Music Department, Franz Liszt Academy, Budapest, and the late Professor Noel Nickson, Foundation Professor of Music at the University of Queensland.

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Seasons Greetings from KMEIA

This year has been filled with opportunities all around the country to share, learn and be inspired. There is much to be celebrated as KMEIA Branches and Chapters continued to provide high quality support, professional learning and resources for music …
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Congratulations Dr Judy Fromyhr

KMEIA is proud to congratulate member Dr Judy Fromyhr who recently completed Doctor of Philosophy studies at the School of Education, University of Queensland. Dr Fromyhr’s thesis, Lighting the fire, stories that musicians tell, investigates the ways positive early musical …
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Congratulations to Gail Godfrey – the 2019 recipient of the International Katalin Forrai Award

The International Katalin Forrai Award is presented biennially by the International Kodály Society (IKS) to someone who has demonstrated excellence in Early Childhood Music Education. Gail Godfrey is richly deserving of the 2019 award. She has not only contributed so …
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Don’t Stop the Music

Many of us are privileged to work in schools and communities that offer children and young people opportunities in music education. This is however not the case for all Australians and you may be surprised to learn that 63% of …
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IKS 2019 Malaysia: Call for Papers & Workshops

Australian Kodály-inspired music education is recognised internationally for its quality and unique approach. The International Kodály Symposium presents an opportunity to share your practice and research with the world, and gain a broader understanding of Kodály-inspired work beyond our own …
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