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Kathy with her Autoharp


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 53,000 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, acclaimed visual arts, and a top ranked music theory program for high school juniors and seniors. To learn more about Plano ISD Fine Arts Programs click here.

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

what I Do

In addition to my administrative duties, I am a busy presenter.  To see a complete list of Teacher Training Programs, Conference Sessions and Music Education Workshops I have presented and/or participated in across the United States and beyond click on the "Session & Workshop Topics" button below.

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..

Future Dates

TMEA Virtual Conference Session - Friday, February 12, 2021
"On-Line Song Research: Tools, Traps and Treasures" (45 minutes)
A clinic session to provide Teachers with the tools to conduct their own personal song research to authenticate the history and historical contexts of repertoire being used in their classrooms.
Registration Information

OAKE Virtual Conference Session - Saturday, March 6, 2021
"On-Line Song Research: Tools, Traps and Treasures" (75 minutes)
This session will explore a variety of on-line song sources, discuss ways to authenticate information, how to avoid some of the traps of on-line searching and where to find the treasures of folk material on the World Wide Web.
Registration Information

July 1-16, 2021 (Tentatively)
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 available in February

I would love to share with you and your colleagues. If you are interested in scheduling me to come to your region or school district for a workshop, please us the "Contact Me" link.

Kathy's Virtual
Folk Song Collection

This collection is a labor 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 is my own work. All are welcome to enjoy them for personal or classroom use.

If you wish to share or publish any of these materials for professional purposes, please request permission to do so using the "Contact Me" link above.  Tabs without song notation are place holders for future work - check back often.

Summer Training Program Materials

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