Upcoming Course


Young Choral Academy’s Kodály Teachers Training Course – Secondary Level 2 & Primary 3 will take place from 7th – 11th June! This is a continuation from the course offered in December 2020 and will cover Materials & Practicum modules.

Sit-in participants :
No prerequisites for completion of any levels for the Kodály Training course.


Course Tutors

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Dr. James Cuskelly

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Dr. James Cuskelly is Head of Faculty: Creative Arts and Design Studies at St Aidan’s Anglican Girl’s School, Brisbane, President of the International Kodály Society, Director of the Summer School Music Program, and Director of the Cuskelly College of Music.He completed undergraduate studies and a Diploma of Education at the University of Queensland. The Kodály Certificate from Holy Names College (California) was awarded in 1991 and the Master of Music studies (The University of Queensland) in 1997. He gained the Doctor of Philosophy (The University of Queensland) in Music Education in 2007. He was Head of Music Education and the Aural Musicianship Program at the University of Queensland from 2000 – 2010, and during that time received two awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Carla Trott

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Carla Trott is a Classroom Music Specialist committed to teaching and learning Music using an aural-based sequential program. She was previously the Head of Instrumental Music and Classroom Music Teacher (Prep to Year 12) at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in Brisbane. She is currently facilitating a Music Every Day program at Fort St Public School and a specialised program for auditioned high school students at the Conservatorium High School (Sydney).
Carla is also the co-founder of the Emerging Music Teachers Network, a group aimed at supporting and mentoring beginning career music educators, and has run adult community Musicianship teacher for the Pathways to Music program.

Carla graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music, majoring in Cello Performance. This was followed with a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education in 2012 and the Australian Kodály Certificate (Secondary) in 2014.

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