"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 Kodály educator. Her extensive knowledge of folk music is quite impressive. While providing students with clear and logical Kodály 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
“Thank you, Ivy for safety in challenges. Thank you, Ginger for keeping us calm, and being reassuring in the knowledge hurricane. Thank you, Beth Anne for being bright and filling our tool box. Thank you, Robbin for opening our collective mind to the brilliance of history and folk music – inspiring.” – Level 1 Student, GMU 2017
“I enjoyed conducting class. I learned a lot about how to use what we’re learning, but make it useful for secondary school. All of our teachers are amazing and I love them.” - Level 1 Student, GMU 2017
“This program is wonderful for establishing a structure and a process in any level of music teaching.” - Level 1 Student, GMU 2017
“This course will really improve my children’s choir teaching. Thank you so much for giving me tools to use with my kids.” – Level 3 Student, GMU 2017
Teaching Teachers the Kodály Method
Robbin Marcus has been engaged in training Kodály teachers since 2000. She specializes in the teaching of folk music materials, but also teaches Kodály 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 founded the Mason Community Arts Academy Summer Kodály Program at George Mason University, a in 2006. After many years as Director, Robbin stepped back to Emeritus standing in 2020 and continues on staff teaching Music Materials.
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 Ginger Albertson, Sarah Meadows and Beth-Anne Young. For more information about Kodály Certification at George Mason University, contact Mason Community Arts Academy.
What is the Kodály method?
The Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE)