DaCapo was established 28 years ago, initially as a Saturday Music Centre with a Kodaly approach* - unusual in 1991!
Teacher training grew from the need to train our own teachers and then others asked us to train for them - schools, individuals, local authorities etc.
Then followed a small publishing arm - because we needed tutor books, repertoire and classroom resources and suitable teaching materials were nowhere to be found. Commissioning quality material was an important part of our growth and development.
* The Kodaly method is an approach to music education developed in Hungary during the mid-twentieth century by Zoltan Kodaly. In 2016, the method was inscribed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Studies have shown that the Kodály method improves intonation, rhythm skills, music literacy, and the ability to sing in increasingly complex parts. Outside of music, it has been shown to improve perceptual functioning, concept formation, motor skills, and performance in other academic areas such as reading and maths