DoReMi Piano is the piano method by Helen Russell. An advocate of the Kodály Approach to music education, Helen has compiled these collections of songs for the beginner pianist. Each song has been carefully selected and arranged to guide the student from their first lessons. Priority is given to pulse, rhythm and pitch recognition and the sound before sight concept advocated by Zoltan Kodály.
A detailed teacher guide is available for each book, to assist the non-Kodály trained teacher through the resources.
Helen is a piano and singing teacher from Worcester, UK. After training at The University of Warwick she started teaching science in secondary schools across the West Midlands. Helen now has a thriving piano teaching practice in Worcester, teaching in local schools.
An advocate of the Kodály Approach to music education, Helen is Chair of Communications for the British Kodály Academy. The Kodály influence infuses all of Helen’s teaching and has formed the basis for her piano method DoReMi Piano.
If you’re looking for a teacher who uses the Kodály approach in your area you can check out the British Kodály Academy teacher directory or try one of the teachers listed below.
Berkshire, Windsor – Edward Jones BMus CPP (Kodály): edwardjonesguitar.co.uk
Cambridgeshire (East) – Celia Waterhouse BA LGSM CPP (Kodály EY): waterhouse-music.co.uk
Devon, Exeter – Rebecca Willson MA: rebeccalouisewillson.com
Hampshire (North-East) – Len Tyler: lentylermusicschool.co.uk
Hampshire, Southampton – Vincent Iyengar: educationthroughmusic.net
London (Central) – Chris Murphy: www.chrismurphyarts.com
London (Walthamstow) – Catherine Fox: www.londonviolinist.co.uk
Nottinghamshire, Nottingham – Sara Stewart: www.magicalmusicclub.com
Oxfordshire, Oxford – Zamna Sanchez Carlos BA: www.littlegeniusmusic.com
Surrey, Egham – Nikhil Dally MACantab, CertAdvStudiesGSMD, FISM: http://www.dally.org.uk/steppingnotes
For more information on the Kodály Approach and how it is used in the UK visit the British Kodály Academy.