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Training Overview

Complete Musician Training (Foundation Stage/Key Stage 1)

A one day musicianship training for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Suitable for musicians of degree standard who read music fluently or sing, and teach F&KS1 in the classroom.

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This course covers-

  • Kodaly techniques
  • Age appropriate repertoire
  • Application of Kodaly technique to classroom activities, percussion and notation
  • Use of Kodaly to enable composition and reading
  • Lively and practical listening
  • Incorporating movement into classroom music teaching
  • Relates to the National Curriculum for KS1

Resources are available


Complete Musician Training (Key Stage 2)

A one day musicianship training for Key Stage 2. Suitable for musicians of degree standard who read music fluently or sing, and teach Key Stage 2 in the classroom.

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This course covers-

  • Kodaly techniques
  • Age appropriate repertoire
  • Application of Kodaly technique to classroom activities, percussion and notation
  • Use of Kodaly to enable composition and reading
  • Lively and practical listening
  • Incorporating movement into classroom teaching
  • Relates to the National Curriculum for KS2

Resources are available


DaCapo Partners

Four days of training leading to the DaCapo Initial Certificate. This entitles teachers to use the DaCapo name, have a page on the DaCapo website, and attend the annual teachers’ convention. You become a part of the ‘DaCapo Team’.

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This course covers-

  • A full curriculum for Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
  • Aims and objectives for each step of the course
  • Activities
  • Songs and performance repertoire
  • Discussion
  • Help and advice with planning sessions
  • Video examples
  • The opportunity to observe other DaCapo teachers and share experiences

Resources are available


DaCapo in a Nutshell

A one day training for musicians interested in musicianship based classroom teaching. Suitable for musicians of degree standard who are interested in a structured programme of music education.

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This course covers-

  • Kodaly
  • Eurythmics
  • Repertoire
  • Listening activities and ideas
  • Application of the DaCapo approach to instrumental teaching.

Resources are available


Toddler Music

A three hour training for musicians interested in running sessions with very small children.

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This course covers-

  • Purpose and expectations of Toddler music session
  • The DaCapo Toddler songs
  • Appropriate activities for children aged 18 months-3 years
  • Use of ‘props’
  • Use of percussion
  • Movement to songs
  • Songs for sitting
  • Planning a 30 minute session
  • Managing parents and carers

Resources are available


Classroom/Curriculum Music (Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1)

A one day training for classroom teachers who do not have a high level of music training but are confident with singing and are currently teaching Foundation Stage or Key Stage 1 music in schools.

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This course covers-

  • Age appropriate repertoire
  • Methods to enhance classroom teaching (Kodaly and Eurythmics)
  • Exploring the use of percussion (tuned and untuned)
  • Notation
  • Lively and practical listening
  • Composition
    • Incorporating movement into classroom teaching
  • Relates to the National Curriculum for F&KS1

Resources are available


Classroom/Curriculum Music

A one day training for classroom teachers who do not have a high level of music training but are confident with singing and are currently teaching KS2 music in schools.

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This course covers-

  • Age appropriate repertoire
  • Methods to enhance classroom teaching (Kodaly and Eurythmics)
  • Exploring use of percussion (tuned and untuned)
  • Notation
  • Lively and practical listening
  • Composition
  • Incorporating movement into classroom teaching
  • Relates to the National Curriculum for KS2

Resources are available


The Complete Instrumentalist Training

A one day training for instrumental teachers covering instrumental teaching from the first lesson through to advanced pupils. Suitable for musicians of degree standard who read music fluently or sing, and teach instrumental lessons. All instruments covered.

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This course covers-

  • Kodaly techniques for teaching rhythm and pitch
  • Age appropriate repertoire
  • Application of Kodaly technique to instrumental lessons
  • Notation (especially in the early stages)
  • Composition
  • Incorporating movement into instrumental lessons

Resources are available


Pre-School and Nursery Training

A two hour training for school/nursery teachers who teach music to Pre-School and Nursery age children.

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This course covers-

  • Purpose and expectations of Toddler music session
  • The DaCapo Toddler songs
  • Appropriate activities for children aged 18 months-3 years
  • Use of ‘props’
  • Use of percussion
  • Movement to songs
  • Songs for sitting
  • Planning a 30 minute session
  • Managing parents and carers

Resources are available


School INSET Training

We offer a number of training courses to fit into your school CPD. They all aim to equip classroom teachers with skills, activities and age appropriate repertoire in order to deliver a well rounded music curriculum for their school.

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Depending on location we offer

  1. A one hour INSET/ twilight session to cover:
  • Age appropriate repertoire and activities to develop musical skill and understanding
  • How to lead a whole school singing activity
  • Incorporating movement into sessions
  • Using instruments in the classroom

2) A three hour INSET to cover:

  • Age appropriate repertoire and activities to develop musical skill and understanding
  • How to lead a whole school singing activity
  • Incorporating movement into sessions
  • Using instruments in the classroom
  • Basic introduction to reading rhythms
  • How to incorporate music every day

3) A whole day INSET to cover:

  • Age appropriate repertoire and activities to develop musical skill and understanding
  • How to lead a whole school singing activity
  • Incorporating movement into sessions
  • Using instruments in the classroom
  • Basic introduction to reading rhythms
  • How to incorporate music every day
  • Planning the whole school music provision

Please specify which Key Stage. Resources are available.


The DaCapo Music Foundation

Head Office c/o Wren Academy

Hilton Avenue, North Finchley

London, N12 9HB. 

Tel: 07923 130289

Saturday Music Centre based at Wren Academy, N12

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