KMEIA Notes So Fa – March 2020

What a time we find ourselves in. We trust that you are all staying well and doing your best to support each other during the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. Please know we are thinking of all teachers and school staff and send you all our very best wishes.

In light of the current situation, we have postponed our courses and a number of workshops. All current course attendees have been contacted by the lecturers about plans moving forward.

Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel the previously advertised Winter Seminar. We do hope that Bori can come and visit again in the future.

The Foundations for Success – The Kodály Way workshop in Warrnambool has been postponed at this time. We will advise a new date when this information becomes available. Ticket holders will be contacted regarding their registration.

We encourage you to use our Facebook group (link) to reach out to each other and share online teaching resources, what is (or isn’t!) working for you or any great ideas that could help everyone.

Walter Bitner, ACDA member and ChoralNet blogger, reminds us to continue to make music in his latest post, Off the Podium: Making Music During the Pandemic:
“. . . Music is in large part a social art, and choral music in particular may be the most social form of musical expression. Being denied the opportunity to sing with others for the time being, it would be easy for many of us to simply stop making music at all. Listening to recordings is not a substitute for this. Set aside some time each day to simply make music – to do it. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how – making music in some way every day will help you maintain equilibrium and preserve your lifeline.
Read more here

Stay healthy and keep singing,

Kodaly Vic