The National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS) singing groups are held weekly in six different primary schools, each representing one of East Lothian Council’s cluster areas.
There are two members of teaching staff for each group, one Director and one Assistant Director. Directors and their assistants come from a variety of different backgrounds from classroom music specialists, to independent composers, vocal coaches, project leaders / educators and music school owners. All of them have been trained by NYCoS to deliver these sessions and are skilled in the use of Kodaly teaching principles.
In addition to teaching staff, each group has at least one adult helper who assists with the practicalities of managing the children each week.