This page is information for the 2019 participants of the SA AKC

Reminder: registration is 8:20am on Monday the 7th January. The building will be open by 8:00am. First class starts at 8:30am.

Venue: Tabor Music Department. 68 Greenhill Road Wayville. Please note there is a small flight of stairs (no lift) in the building. Emergency contact for Tabor Music: Janelle Fletcher 0408 827 603. The building is secure so if you get locked out or lost, please use this number (save in your phone/notebook).

Please download the following information for the AKC. We thank Sound Thinking Australia for their materials and information sheets. (Print or save on your laptop).

>> Primary Materials - click here.

>> Analysis Sheet for your song file - primary

Optional preparation workshop:

  • This is complimentary to all AKC SA participants for 2019

  • It is held by committee member and student helper for the week, Beth Brady. Beth has now completed three AKC levels with the SA branch. She is a current Tabor Music Student, and part-time instrumental teacher (her business is Music Eternal) and primary classroom music specialist.

  • Date: Wednesday January 2nd, 2019. Time: 10am to 12pm.

  • Held at Tabor Music Department

  • To register, please email Beth:

What to bring:

  • Notebook/pen and pencil. Folder for worksheets

  • Optional: laptop and usb

  • Lunch or money to order lunch from local cafe

  • A 440 tuning fork (if you have one. They will also be available to purchase)

  • Recommended Texts: (if you have)

    • Choksy, L. (1999). The Kodály Method. Prentice Hall.

    • Forrai, K. (1998). Music in Pre School. Clayfield School of Music, Brisbane. Klinger, R. (1990). A guide to lesson planning in a Kodály setting. Clayfield School of Music.

    • Bolkovac, E., and Johnson, J. (1996). 150 Rounds for Singing and Teaching

    • Molnár, A. (1955). Classical Canons

    • There will be several copies available to borrow from the Tabor and Kodaly library and available to be purchased.

  • A keen attitude to learn, sing, and play!

What is provided: With your course fees you receive the following:

  • Course booklet and small notepad

  • Manuscript (music paper)

  • Complementary tea and coffee throughout the day (soy and cow milk) as well as a light complimentary morning tea (GF, Vegan and Veg options).

  • Fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, toastie sandwich maker

  • Computers with printing and study areas (use given guest username and pw)

  • Practice rooms with pianos/keyboards (if you also have access to one at home this will be helpful but not compulsory).

  • Library books to borrow (within the building only. Not to take home).

  • A small bookshop for purchases (open during break times Monday Day 1, Tuesday, Day 2, Wednesday Day 3, and Monday Day 5 only)

  • Photocopier (for AKC related things only please)

  • Wifi for phones and laptops

  • iPhone and mac charging station

  • Carpark (enter off Greenhill Lane). Some parks at the front of the building too. Side street park 2hr, 3hr and 6hr.


  • Dr Janelle Fletcher (SA Kodaly, Tabor Music Department) - 0408 827 603 Email:

  • Marg Lange OAM (SA Treasurer, AKC administrator) - 0411 343 576 Email:

  • Susan Searle (Guest lecturer from Vic) - Email:

  • Student helpers throughout the week who also have the alarm access and swipe cards to the building - Beth Brady (she has done three AKC’s) 0439 737 108, Tiana Riemel, and James Bannah.

  • Tabor Music: Email: 08 8373 8777 , 0408 827 603

  • Kodaly SA: Email: 0411 343 576


8am Facilities Open 8:30am Musicianship 10am Materials 11am Morning Tea 11:30am Methods/Teaching Techniques 1pm Lunch break 1:45pm Methods/Teaching Techniques cont. 2:30pm Conducting 3:30pm Extension Studies 4:30pm Day formally concludes.

Lecturers available for assistance until 5:00pm each day. Facilities are opened until at least 6pm each night and can be available until 10pm each night (or opened before 8am) as negotiated by the student helpers. This is the same with the weekend and may be opened as negotiated with the student helpers (keycard access).

Please note there will be group work and homework each day so please set plenty of time aside in the evenings/weekend.

Day ten, Friday evening will be an optional dinner/celebration at a local cafe/restaurant.

For full AKC participants (non audit), in order to successfully complete Level One, a pass in all subject areas as well as at least 10% of classes cannot be missed.

About the certificate: 

The Australian Kodály Certificate (AKC) is awarded on completion of a professional development course. This course provides pre-service and current classroom and studio music teachers with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sequential, cumulative, developmental and aural-based music curriculum. The AKC is the only Australian fully accredited and nationally recognised program of teacher training in the Kodály approach. It was established some 20 years ago in Australia and during this time over 150 teachers have successfully completed the requirements. The certificate is normally completed over three years of part time study, and participants choose to complete a three year sequence in one area of specialisation: Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary or Colourstrings. In 2019, South Australia will offer Primary Level One.  The curriculum for this award has been modelled on outstanding international Kodály programs and adapted to suit the needs of Australian educators. It is comprehensive, rigorous and involves a mixture of both hands-on (practical) and lecture style tuition. Peer education is an important part of the training and the course is delivered by experienced and accredited lecturers who are working teachers and expert in their specific field of Kodály study. Each level of study consists of six modules; Musicianship, Methodology, Materials, Teaching Techniques, Conducting, and Extension Studies.   Full details of the curriculum and requirements can be found on the national website  

Please note we often take photos throughout the course for our website, Facebook and newsletter. Please let us know if this is not okay at registration.

>> Letter to all Level One AKC Participants from the National Council

Key points in the curriculum:



MUSICIANSHIP Levels one and two above.

MUSICIANSHIP Levels one and two above.

TEACHING Techniques above

TEACHING Techniques above



For the AKC in South Australia, 2019, will be group singing: developing songs and materials for primary choirs.

For the AKC in South Australia, 2019, will be group singing: developing songs and materials for primary choirs.

METHODS (Methodology) for Primary above.

METHODS (Methodology) for Primary above.