The Voice of Kodály in France

Welcome fellow friends and musicians !
Here are a few words about our association :

Who are we?

« La Voix de Kodály en France » is an non-profit organisation that was created in 2001. The aim is to promote the Kodály concept in France, and to create a network for music teachers interested in this pedagogy.

Who uses this method / Is there a French Kodály school? 

There is a growing interest among primary-school teachers, instrumental teachers, choral conductors and ‘solfege’ teachers, eager to find new, enjoyable ways of teaching music. We aim to reach out to more people via our workshops.
The students of the « Maîtrise de l’Opéra de Lyon » (public primary school with music every day) have four classes a week of solfege according to the Kodály method. You can find video examples of their classes here.

We are also very glad to announce that the first fully Kodály-based music school has been set up in Lyon. ‘Bouge et Chante !’ opened it’s doors to the public in September 2013. The school provides group music classes for children ages 3 – 12 as well as a children’s choir. Piano lessons according to the Kodály concept are also available. We look forward to the first concert !

Several teachers in Paris uses Kodály principles to teach. A few more in brittany too.

What do we do?

Throughout the year we organise several music workshops, which generally take place in Lyon, Paris and Montpellier. The aim of these workshops is to introduce people to the methodology of the concept and to hopefully inspire them  to go on to further training.
We also provide resources on the french adaptation of the concept. This can be of special interest to anyone working in neighbouring ‘fixed do’ countries (Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium etc).
You can find a list of our published pedagogical material here : pedagogical resources. The material is available to order online.

Where are we?

The siège of the association is in Lyon and there are a number of Kodaly teachers based in Paris, Lyon and Montpellier. We are in the process of compiling a list of other people who use this method.

How can we get it touch?

We are always happy to hear from fellow music teachers / musicians around the world. If you have any requests you can contact us via this form.