"Robbin’s course is invaluable, she has a vast knowledge of the subject matter and is willing to help you when you’re not able to get past an obstacle." - 2010 GMU Summer Student
"Robbin is an inspirational Kodaly educator. Her extensive knowledge of folk music is quite impressive. While providing students with clear and logical Kodaly concepts, she also gave ample opportunity for creativity and self expression. Accessible and friendly, Robbin never failed to answer questions and provide additional resource material." - Karen Z, 2008 Webster University Summer Student
"All of the Kodaly teachers at George Mason University provide a wonderfully positive teaching and learning environment." - Rebecca C. 2010 GMU Kodaly graduate
Teaching Teachers the Kodaly Method
Robbin Marcus has been engaged in training Kodaly teachers since 2000. She specializes in the teaching of folk music materials, but also teaches Kodaly pedagogy and adds an Alexander Technique component to conducting classes. Robbin is known for her exacting standards in folk music analysis, as well as her vast depth of knowledge in traditional folk song and dance. Her classes are simultaneously demanding and fun. Expect to be challenged and amazed - you will go home with enough repertoire for the next school year and beyond.
Robbin is the director of the Potomac Arts Academy Summer Kodaly Program at George Mason University, a position she has held since 2006.
OAKE-endorsed classes at George Mason run every summer during the month of July and are available for both graduate credit and certification-only options. Our excellent faculty include Ivy Rawlins-Ward, Vicki Dohrmann, Ginger Albertson and Beth-Anne Young. For more information about Kodaly Certification at George Mason University, contact Potomac Arts Academy.
What is the Kodaly method?
The Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE)