Daniel Wright is the British Kodály Academy’s Regional Coordinator for Norfolk. He has worked as Music Teacher at St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary in Costessey since 2017, as Music Lead since 2021, and was appointed Director of Music at Notre Dame Prep School in Norwich in 2020. He previously worked for SET Ixworth School, The Wharf Academy, and Sistema in Norwich, where he has always promoted Kodály inspired teaching, as well as in his private teaching practice.

Daniel’s professional background is in choral music. He enjoyed a chorister education at Canterbury Cathedral from 2001-2005 and has become a versatile choral singer, having sung in three Cathedral choirs, a host of chamber choirs including the Norwich Consort of Voices, and as a solo Bass-Baritone in Norfolk. Daniel founded and directs the Fitzalan Consort, and is also Musical Director of Framingham Earl Singers. He is a specialist in Gregorian chant, and is in demand as a solo cantor and choir director in this field.

Daniel’s teaching and professional work have been mutually enriching, but his discovery of Kodály teaching has invigorated both. Reflecting on his own musical education, and the prompting of a Kodály-practicing uncle in the United States, brought him to this incredible educational approach. He attended the 2019 BKA Spring Course, and was a Cecilia Vadja Scholar at the 2019 Summer School in Nottingham. Daniel continues to lead Kodály training at Sistema in Norwich and delivers daily musicianship classes for children at Spode Music Week each summer. He is keen to bring together Kodály practitioners with other music teachers for sharing best practice, and warmly encourages local teachers to contact him to form a Norfolk Kodály Network. 

Daniel is the Regional Coordinator for Norfolk.