• Kodály Musicianship
    Kodály Musicianship
    For ages 3 to 9

Covid-19 Update

In light of new directives from Alberta Health, the Government of Alberta, and Mount Royal University, the Conservatory has made the difficult decision to postpone all of our Early Childhood music classes until January 2021. We are committed to providing an exceptional education in music and creativity and this in turn necessitates that instructors and students meet in-person. As soon as it is safe to resume in-person lessons we will notify all parents and in the mean time we eagerly anticipate the return of students and the opporutnity to create music together.

We hope to see you again soon! 


Kodály Musicianship classes establish a firm foundation of musicianship skills for children in a creative and positive musical atmosphere. Using singing voices as their first instrument, children are actively engaged as they develop music reading and writing skills that prepare budding musicians for future studies. Some of these skills, based on the Kodály methodology, include:

  • a focus on in-tune singing
  • identifying the beat, rhythm, melody, and harmony through singing, reading, and writing
  • identifying phrasing and form
  • understanding how the use of dynamics, tempo, and timbre help to mold a beautiful piece of music.

Xylophones and rhythm instruments are used to reinforce concepts first heard through singing. In advanced levels, the recorder is introduced to reinforce music reading skills.

Classes are kept small in order to provide more individualized attention and a flexible learning environment. There are 14 classes per term, each 60 minutes in length. Since parental involvement is an essential component of the Kodály Program, they will join their children for the final 10 minutes of each class and are encouraged to share musical activities at home. Children have weekly take-home activities to reinforce the lessons.Music Explorers (3 yrs)

14 week Terms  
30 minutes each week 

Adventures in Music (4-5 yrs)

14 week Terms
45 minutes each week.

Discovering Music (5 yrs)

14 Week Terms
45 minutes each week

Kodály Level 3 (6 yrs)
14 Week Terms
1 hour each week
Instructors: Anita Perlau, Judit Szanto, Sylvia Zavzavadijan

CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Anita Saturday 10 - 11 a.m.  $315
Judit Saturday 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. $315
Judit Saturday 1 - 2 p.m. $315
Sylvia Sunday 12 - 1 p.m. $315
Anita Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $315

 Kodály Level 4 (7 yrs)
16 Week Terms
1 hour each week
Instructors: Anita Perlau, Suzanne Derbeck

CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Anita Saturday 9 - 10 a.m.  $315
Suzanne Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. $315

Kodály Level 5 (8 yrs)

16 Week Terms
1 hour each week
Instructors: Anita Perlau, Suzanne Derbecker

CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Suzanne Saturday 10 - 11 a.m. $315
Anita Saturday 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  $315

Kodály Level 6 (9 yrs - Formerly Kodály Alumni)

16 Week Terms
1 hour each week
Instructor: Anne Rodger

CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
Anne Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. $315


For new students, you will need to create a login ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 

Kodály Parent Handbook

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