Lydia Mills

Artist Teacher, Kodály
Conservatory of Music

Lydia Mills has specialized in teaching music with the Kodály method over twenty years. She received her Master's in Music Education with an emphasis in Kodály from Holy Names University in 2002. Lydia has taught PreK-6th grade music in bilingual schools in the Bay Area as well as in Santiago, Chile. Besides teaching children, Lydia has led teacher training programs in the Kodály approach throughout Latin America, and started the Kodály institute training programs in both Puerto Rico and Chile. She has researched children's traditional singing games in Spanish in collaboration with other music teachers and folk musicians from Latin America. Lydia has self-published a number of music books and recordings of children’s music in Spanish for teachers and families, and recently published "La Magia de Kodály," The Magic of Kodály, a book on teaching music in Spanish. Her website is Lydia recently returned with her three children from living ten years in Chile, and currently lives in Berkeley, California.