Why Kodály?

How did I go from hating theory and sight-reading to a musicanship nerd? It’s all thanks to one Hungarian composer and those who follow in his footsteps. Read on to discover more about what it means to teach music using Kodály methodology and how it changed my life.

I Can’t sing! I’m Tone Deaf!

Too many people say to me “I’m tone deaf”, but I’ve yet to meet someone who acutally suffers with this disability. Yes, tone deafness is a real medical condition. Tone deafness is an inability to recognise relative pitch, which is a subsection of a condition called amusia. People who suffer Read more…

Review: Go for Bronze

One of the biggest challenges any singing teacher faces is teaching sight-reading skills. Sight-singing is often neglected because singers tend to learn more by listening than reading. Many singers can go a long way with only rudimentary ability to read music – much further than a violinist or pianist can. Read more…

Learning a New Language

Since I started teaching singing, I’ve been struck over and over again how much learning music is like learning a language. Music speaks in its own way – by learning to play our instruments we are learning the words and sentences that allow us to convey meaning. When we start Read more…