PRESTO Activities


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Each Intellectual Output strand (classroom teaching, choral field, instrumental teaching) had a leading organisation and a clear distribution of responsibilities.

The diverse classroom teaching package was under the auspices of the Liszt Academy of Music, and NYCOS from Scotland joined with its special expertise in this field. NYCoS has been focusing on the videos of the singing games and activities for independent learning and the inclusivity issues (specifically the sign-language and sign-singing). The Kodály Institute’s focus has been on the development of musical hearing, reading and writing skills (reading and writing in prep school, Grade 1,) a set of self-study videos to develop part-singing skills and musicianship, examples of active music listening sessions of easy piano pieces in lower and upper primary schools. Two interesting recorded sessions made the picture complete: one set for music education university students (‘singing-based ear training in the classroom based on a selection of works from the classical repertoire’) and a session of creative, self-exploring music teaching through poetry, the rhythm and musicality of the language. Many videos were also focusing on the differences between teaching online and in-person.

Parent’s Manual was created, too, to help to prepare children for various online music lessons at home.

The online choral education package has been elaborated by the Irish partners, DCU and Sing Ireland. The HEI focused on the methodological aspects of the choral education toolkit with step-by-step tutorial videos and notes and the use of digital tools for a high quality choral sound. Results of significant research activities have been incorporated into the Visualisation of Vocal Sound Using Spectrogram Technology section.

An important initiative of this strand was to commission young composers from Ireland (Seán DohertyLaura Shields) and Hungary (Máté Balogh) to create new choral compositions that can be taught online as well.

Sing Ireland, the choral organisation was responsible for sets of videos to equip choral conductors with the fundamentals of choral conducting (in 4 Stages), score preparationrepertoire selection, all easy-to-reach advice, tips, notes and scores that can be used in the classrooms and online, too.

The online instrumental music teaching is the field of expertise of the Finnish partner Caprice Oy, which led the experts in this area, joined by the Hungarian team.

Caprice produced individual videos under the umbrella title of “Kodály-based String Teaching” covering all aspects that string teachers appreciate. Kodály Institute produced videos and methodology notes about creative instrumental pedagogy segments with embodiment in the focus and various creative approaches to music teaching to make students engaged even on-line. Through piano, wind and percussive instrument teaching the experts while taking elements from distinguished Hungarian creative music pedagogy schools, such as the Sáry method, the Kokas pedagogy (ZeneZen), the SZO-System, created lesson plans, and recorded full sessions of instrumental teaching in remote and in-person settings as well.

The site of all Intellectual Outputs can be reached under this link:

Learning, Teaching, Training Activities

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Multiplier events

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