KEEP is a chapter of the Organization of American Kodály Educators. Founded in 1977 by Jane Pippart-Brown, we have worked to spread the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály throughout Pennsylvania. Most of our chapter members come from south-central and eastern Pennsylvania, however, we do have members from all parts of Pennsylvania and beyond.
Music for Everyone!
Kodály believed that only the very best teachers should educate our children. Kodály Educators of Eastern Pennsylvania has spent the last 40 years supporting and encouraging teachers and students to make beautiful music every day. We hope you will attend one of our workshops so you can join in the fun of learning new skills for your students.
KEEP Anti-Racism Statement:
As Kodaly music educators, we believe that music is for everyone. KEEP unequivocally denounces actions that cause harm to BIPOC, whether by violence, marginalization, exclusion, or silencing. We believe that Black lives matter. We commit to doing better. We will actively seek to amplify the voices and pay for the work of BIPOC culture-bearers in our efforts to create musical spaces that honor all of our students. We will continue to reflect on our role and what we can do to dismantle a system that, for too long, has caused real harm and has progressed too little. We call on our membership to join us in this effort, and to hold us accountable. Please reach out to any board member with questions, concerns, and ideas.
Click here to go to the OAKE website and become a member now! Don't forget to select KEEP as your affiliate chapter.