The smaller the child, the more easily it learns, the less it forgets
"The smaller the child, the more easily it learns, the less it forgets" Zoltán Kodály
Music should be available to everyone, and a child's musical experience should begin as early as possible. Lucinda will be working with a a group of young children and their carers, teaching them some songs and games. These activities will show how music can have an effect on the holistic development of a child, and offer some practical ideas to take away. The video linked session will be followed by a question and answer session.
Lucinda Geoghegan graduated in music from Edinburgh University in 1982, completed a postgraduate teaching qualification at Moray House College of Education and trained with the Kodály Institute of Britain where she gained an Advanced Diploma in musicianship with Distinction.
She worked as a secondary music teacher in Edinburgh before deciding to specialise in primary music education. Lucinda taught for 10 years as a visiting specialist in West Lothian delivering music in Nurseries and Primary Schools. She is currently a freelance musician and a regular member of staff with the British Kodály Academy as well as a member of staff of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus. In September 2003 she became a member of staff in the Junior Department of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama teaching theory and musicianship as well as delivering a Kodály programme with younger children.
Lucinda is currently the Education Consultant for the National Youth Choir of Scotland and her work increasingly includes Staff Development training across Britain presenting workshops on Kodály methodology. In October 2010 she presented a workshop at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét as part of their 35th Jubilee celebrations and Lucinda has been invited to return in Summer 2011 as a guest lecturer on the 26th International Kodály Seminar.
Publications written by Lucinda Geoghegan for NYCoS include - Singing Games and Rhymes for Tiny Tots, Singing Games and Rhymes for Early Years, Singing Games and Rhymes for Middle Years and with Christopher Bell she wrote Go for Bronze, Go for Silver and Go for Gold