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Kathy Kuddes is currently the Director of Fine Arts for the Plano Independent School District, Coordinator of the Plano Kodály Training Program, and lead instructor for its partner program at the Meadows School of Fine Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Plano ISD is a district of approximately 55,000 students with trained Kodály Music Specialists in all 44 elementary schools, award-winning band, choir, orchestra, theatre and speech programs for students in grades 6-12, and a top ranked music theory program for high school juniors and seniors.

To learn more about Kathy's professional background and read about her education, training, professional involvements and recognitions click on the "Learn More" button below.

What I Do

In addition to her administrative duties, Kathy is a busy presenter.  To see a complete list of Teacher Training Programs, Conference Sessions and Music Education Workshops she has presented and/or participated in across the United States and beyond click on the "Learn More" button below.

Future Dates

March 9-17, 2018
Orff Heritage Tour for Educators
See all the sites of beautiful, historic Munich Germany observe lessons in schools, and visit the Orff Archives housed in the original Gunterschule building. Continue on to participate in activities at the Orff Institute and the "Sound of Music" Tour in beautiful Salzburg, Austria! Travel is coordinated through SC Tours and Events. Ground package is approximately $2,400 (double occupancy) + air fare. Get more information or Register: orff@sctoursandtravel.com

March 22-24, 2018
Home on the Range: Cowboy Songs

Organization of American Kodaly Educators Conference - Oklahoma City
Early Bird Deadline - February 3
On-line Deadline - February 28
Registration Information

July 5-20, 2018
Plano Kodály Teacher Training Program
Levels I, II and III and Choral Track I,  II & III with an international faculty including two Hungarian master teachers and currently practicing elementary music specialist and middle school choir directors.
Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX
Registration Information - Available in February

Kathy's Virtual
Folk Song Collection

This collection is a labour of love and a work in progress.  These songs are of the folk and belong to no one.  However, the notation and research found in this binder are my work.  All are welcome to enjoy them for personal or classroom use.

If you wish to share or publish any of these contents for professional purposes, please request permission to do so.  Tabs without song notation are place holders for future work - check back often.

Folk Music Resources

These resource pages contain links to some of my favorite on-line folk music collections, performers pages, live folk music opportunities and much more..

Summer Training Program Materials

Folk Music Students with the instructor authorized passwords - click the appropriate link below to access the Livebinder of course materials.