The British Kodály Academy is a Registered Charity.

Membership is for all those wishing to support our aim to transform music education in the UK following Zoltán Kodály’s own principles and philosophy which include:

  • Music is an indispensable part of human knowledge.
  • Singing is the real and profound schooling of music abilities. Everyone has a voice – there is no cost for an instrument.
  • Teach music and singing in schools in such a way that it is a joy for the pupil.
  • The organic connection between music and physical movement is expressed in singing games – one of the principal joys of childhood since time immemorial.
  • Only the best is good enough for children.

Join the British Kodály Academy and become part of this growing movement in the United Kingdom, working to transform music education and children’s musicianship following Kodály’s principles.

Membership subscriptions and donations are the basis of our income and enable us to organise and run our courses, from a local ‘Taster’ session and the online musicianship courses to our accredited CPD qualifications.  We are planning to run our Summer School again this year – something joyfully anticipated by the BKA community.

BKA members enjoy

  • Regular emails containing interesting articles, teaching tips and news of Kodály courses and events
  • Access to the much loved BKA Members’ Facebook Group
  • Free workshops on the annual Members’ Day – this year in April.
  • An entry on the BKA Find A Teacher page
  • Early access to booking our courses


BKA Corporate Members also enjoy

  • BKA Corporate Members are entitled to a link to their organisation on the BKA website. Individuals belonging to a corporate member organisation, however, are not entitled to a link to their own personal websites; for this, they must have their own membership of the BKA.

Membership Fees for 2021-22

BKA membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June

  • Individual Membership £50 
  • Joint Membership £75
  • Student/Unwaged Membership £25
  • Corporate Membership £100

The BKA is affiliated to the International Kodály Society (IKS) giving access to the Kodály movement worldwide.