Zoe Greenhalgh

Zoe Greenhalgh: Early Childhood Music Specialist (Kodály)
Zoe Greenhalgh

Personal profile

Zoe Greenhalgh is an Early Childhood Music Specialist who works regularly in preschool & nursery settings, Children’s Centres and Local Authority Music Services as well as designing and delivering highly successful training workshops. Recent commitments have included work with organisations such as the Music Mark Conference, Royal Northern College of Music, Opera North, Brighter Sound, Jolly Music, Mid Pennine Arts, the REAL Trust and the British Kodály Academy.

Zoe is trained in the internationally respected Kodály approach to music education which focuses on engaging children in enjoyable, practical, carefully structured musical activity relevant to their physical, intellectual and emotional development. This child centred approach is based on teaching, learning and understanding music through the experience of singing, using traditional singing games and rhymes to encourage each individual to experience firsthand the joy of music. Teaching music this way with young children has a huge impact on all aspects of the child’s development and is also great fun. (Further information at: www.britishkodalyacademy.org ).

Zoe is committed to continuous professional development and is studying part-time for a Masters degree in Early Childhood Music with Dr Susan Young at Birmingham City University/ CREC for which she is researching Early Childhood Music group provision in the UK.  She has recently been appointed to the Faculty of Education at Edge Hill University as an Associate Tutor.  Professional memberships include Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children (MERYC), The Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators (TACTYC), the Incorporated Society of Musicians & is a former Trustee and Vice-chair of the British Kodály Academy.  She plays Viola in Bolton Symphony Orchestra.

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Bolton, Lancashire