@ Phillipstown Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Room 6, Phillipstown (map)
Through group music making, and playful games that children love, students develop musical skill, understanding and literacy. This sequential approach develops children's musicianship and confidence. These skills will transfer to any instrument. Kodály students become strong readers, excellent singers, with well developed aural, coordination and memory skills and a lifelong passion for music.
3.45pm - 4.15pm: Kea (approx 5 - 6 years old)
4.20pm - 4:50pm: Kōtare (approx 7 - 9 years old)
5:00pm - 5:30pm: Kāhu (approx 10 and over)
Please note, the suggested ages are a rough guide. For example, there may be some children who are ten years old, who would benefit from being in the class with slightly younger children, or a nine year old who needs more extension, depending on each child's past musical experience. Once your child attends, we will let you know if we think another class would suit them better.
About The Kodály Approach
Kodaly inspired teaching is based on structured and sequential learning while giving children an engaging, joyful experience of music. Through singing games and rhymes, in the hands of a skillful teacher, children develop fluency and confidence that enables them to be lifelong musicians.
About the Tutors
Loren Easterbrook is a singer, composer, and arranger with a passion for making music accessible to all people. She has a Bachelor of Musical Arts in Jazz Composition and a Masters in Primary Teaching and is completing her Australian Kodaly certification this year. Loren has been teaching music for over a decade and currently works as a music specialist at Medbury School.
Nikki Berry was a founding member of the Canterbury Musical Parenting Association, before Founding The Muse Community Music Trust. She has trained in the Estill approach to singing, completed two Orff levels, and is completing her Kodály certification this year. Nikki leads workshops for singers throughout New Zealand, including the life changing 'Reclaim Your Voice' courses for people who think they can't sing.