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Let's start at the very beginning

Six FREE monthly sessions designed for classroom teachers in KS1 and KS2 settings to develop their musicianship skills

DDMP logoAs Julie Andrews famously sang in the musical The Sound of Music...

Let's start at the very beginning,
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with A-B-C
When you sing you begin with Do-Re-Mi

Course outline

The Model Music Curriculum, published by the Department for Education in March 2021, uses many of the teaching strategies invented by the Hungarian music educator Zoltan Kodaly.

He believed that pupils should learn music through singing and using the solfa (do re mi )or solfège hand signs and learning to read rhythm notation.

We are proud to have worked with Lucinda Geoghegan – internationally renowned Kodaly education lecturer. We have commissioned her to design this course specifically for Derbyshire classroom teachers and teaching assistants.

Sessions will take place online, two per term, and last for 60-90 minutes. You will learn a number of songs and use these as a springboard into notation and composing.


All resources and materials will be made available to participants enrolled onto the course.

How to enrol onto the course

Schools are invited to enrol teachers and teaching assistants onto this course, with no limit on places per school.

Places are FREE and includes access to all course materials.

Register for this course...