Kodaly Level III

Music teachers at a Koday workshop

Kodály Teacher Training
Level III


Level Three Kodály training is based on the building blocks provided in Levels One and Two; both levels are a pre-requisite to this class.

In Level Three, students concentrate on the teaching of folk and art song material for grades 5 and up. Working in the diatonic scale in major and minor, as well as in modes, students complete their training as well-rounded musicians and stellar teachers. Each student must submit a video of themselves teaching in their own classroom for review. The Level Three pedagogy class is then an opportunity to make any weaknesses into strengths prior to final certification.

Students complete their entire Kodály Retrieval System, consisting of a minimum of 100 analyzed folk songs, games and art songs appropriate for grades K – 8 (and up). This final project is a product of three years of work in folk song analysis and research. In addition, each Level Three student conducts in our final concert prior to receiving their Kodály Certificate from our OAKE endorsed program. Many of our GMU students are earning their Master’s Degree by taking this course as well.

Our graduates become knowledgeable teachers in the Kodály field, and go on to present workshops at regional and national conferences. They are comfortable in their own classroom, and have the skills and background to plan lessons far in advance in order to be in the present with their students each day. They love what they teach, and that is reflected in the love of music and high musicianship of their students.

Dates:  July 16 – 27, 2018  (2 weeks)
Times:  8:15 a.m. – 4:35 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Location:  Mason Fairfax Campus, Performing Arts Building
On-Campus Housing:  See Details 
Parking: $25 per week  Purchase A Pass   


Tuition NON-CREDIT:  $898

OR    Register by Fax/Mail


Tuition FOR-CREDIT:  $1,665 in-state or $1,980 out-of-state

Register by Fax/Mail only (no online registration)


*Note:  Deadline for Kodály FOR-CREDIT registration is no later than July 2nd due to required pre-course assignments.

Participants will have the opportunity to present a final sharing performance, demonstrating the connection of skills and techniques gained during the program. Friends and family are welcome.

Books and Materials
Please note that after registration for a Kodály Level course, you will be emailed a special link to a collection of on-line documents to be downloaded, printed and/or saved, and reviewed before the start of the program! A book list will also be included. Books will be available for sale at the West Music on-site book store or may be purchased elsewhere.
2018 Kodaly Level Book Prices from West Music



Summer Program Refund Policy

If a registrant has to cancel participation in this program, a tuition refund minus a $50 cancelation fee will be given provided that notice is received by the Mason Community Arts Academy  no later than 2 weeks before the program start date.  No refunds will be granted after this date without valid medical documentation.   *IMPORTANT: No refunds for on-campus housing will be given after April 1st.


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