The British Kodály Academy (BKA) is a registered charity working to promote the advancement of British music education, following the teachings of the composer and educator, Zoltán Kodály.

The BKA runs courses for all adults. The annual programme of general courses and accredited courses is for specialist and non-specialist music teachers in all settings, whether working with children or adults, including Early Years and instrumental teachers and choir directors. It is also for everyone wanting to develop their own singing, musicianship and, where applicable, conducting skills. All courses offer an opportunity to view and purchase a wide range of books and resources to support learning and teaching at all stages.

The BKA is a not-for-profit organisation which relies mainly on the subscriptions of its members. Run by a dedicated team of trustees and officers, the BKA is proud of its distinguished patrons and its affiliation to the International Kodály Society (IKS) and welcomes links with other like-minded people and organisations sympathetic to its aims. Membership is open to all.


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Membership of the BKA is open to anyone in sympathy with the aims of the Academy and interested in learning about Kodály's work, teaching philosophy and music.

Join the British Kodály Academy and become part of this growing movement in the United Kingdom, working to promote the learning and practice of Kodály's principles.

BKA members enjoy

  • A newsletter containing interesting articles, teaching tips and news of Kodály courses and events
  • Advance information about future events and activities
  • A morning of free workshops on the AGM day
  • Access to the members' area of the website including a contact list for all BKA members, back catalogue of BKA newsletters and other Kodály articles
  • An entry in the BKA Teachers' Database
  • A link on the BKA website (on a reciprocal basis) to their own personal website
  • The opportunity to advertise to the Membership any courses or events organised by themselves via the website and/or Newsletter.
  • Electronic updates for all courses and events including teaching opportunities.

BKA Corporate Members also enjoy

  • Corporate Members are named on the website on the 'About the BKA' page, along with the organisations of which the British Kodály Academy is Corporate Member.
  • BKA Corporate Members are entitled to a link to their organisation on the BKA website. Individuals belonging to a corporate member organisation however, are not entitled to a link to their own personal websites; for this, they must have their own membership of the BKA.

The BKA is affiliated to the International Kodály Society, giving access to the Kodály movement worldwide.


The annual membership rates are:

UK resident
Individual: £30
Couples at the same address: £40
Student or unwaged individual: £15

Overseas resident
Individual: £37
Student individual:


Contact information

Facebook: Open BKA group
Twitter: @KodalyUK
Tel: +44 (0)1638 601664


10 Lapwing Close, South Croydon CR2 8TD, United Kingdom


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