Kodály Teaching

Miranda initially encountered Kodály through ‘Colourstrings’, attending a Colourstrings Kindergarten training course in 1999,  and gained the Colourstrings Associate Teacher  Certificate  (CSAK). She helped set up Colourstrings classes in Central Cambridge for her Local Music Service and, inspired by what Kodály had to offer for adults and children alike, undertook several years of training with David and Yuko Vinden of the Kodály Centre of London and was awarded the CKME (Certificate of Kodály Music Education) from the British Kodály Academy with Distinction.

She has attended workshops and sympozia run by both the British Kodály Academy with Sarolta Platthy, Lenke Igó, Eva Vendrei, Cyrilla Rowsell and Dr László Nemes and by the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, tutored by Marta Szabó and Klára Nemes.

Miranda has taught Kodály to children at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Perse School for Girls and currently teaches Kodály from Reception to Year 6 at the Perse School for Girls Community Music School. She has also written a Kodály-based flute tutor ‘A Sound Beginning in Flute Playing’ .

She is Lecturer in Kodály Musicianship at Birmingham Conservatoire working with undergraduates and postgraduates and is a regular tutor for the British Kodály Academy, teaching solfège, methodology, and for their Teacher Training Certificate ‘Springboard’. She has also taught for Colourstrings, the Dalcroze Society and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. 

She is a regular INSET provider for Music Services and schools and the ‘In Harmony’ project.

She has given workshops in the application of Kodály techniques to Instrumental teaching for the Incorporated Society of Musicians, the British Kodály Academy and at the 35th anniversary conference Kodály Institute, Kecskemét, Hungary.

Miranda was on the Board of Trustees of the British Kodály Academy for four years and was Chairman of the board for two of those years before stepping down to concentrate on her Kodály and flute publications. She is still involved with the BKA, organising courses and curriculum planning.

She is also an active running courses independently of the BKA, and has organised a number of highly successful courses including two for children in Cambridge with tutors Siân Davies (Dalcroze) and Andrew Quartermain (Improvisation) from Pro Corda, and several teacher training courses for adults in Cambridge and Birmingham with Kodály pedagogues including Dr László Nemes, Cyrilla Rowsell, Dr Susan Brumfield, David and Yuko Vinden, Lucinda Geoghegan, Nicola Gaines (Baroque Dance), Jacqueline Vann (Dalcroze) and in 2011 a special guest appearance from the renowned Hungarian folk group Muzsikás.