Aniko Debreceny

B.Mus, Graduate Diploma of Education, Licentiate of Trinity College London

Masters by Research Candidate

Aniko has been a musician all her life, playing in orchestras, teaching, conducting, arranging, and composing.  She has lived, studied and worked in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, as well as undertaking a year long study of programmes for musically gifted school age students in the UK, Europe and north America.

Aniko has developed a Kodaly-based method of teaching singing to young children using mostly folk songs which is curriculum linked, and specialises in creating original curriculum based songs.  Experience has shown that song helps both learning and retention, often for decades.

Masters Project Title

Song as Saga: Creating Curriculum-based Songs for Learning

Research Interests

  • Curriculum based songs for young students
  • Composition and creativity
  • Using curriculum based songs in foreign language studies


Dr Martin Jarvis, Principal (The Confucius Institute, CDU)
Dr Marilyn Kell (Northern Institute)
Digby Barrow (School of Arts and Humanities) 

Aniko Debreceny


T: +1 301 695 1015

Frederick, MD