Lucinda Geoghegan graduated in music from the University of Edinburgh in 1982, completed a postgraduate teaching qualification at Moray House College of Education and trained with the Kodály Institute of Britain where she gained an Advanced Diploma in musicianship with Distinction. She worked as a secondary music teacher in Edinburgh before deciding to specialise in Primary and Early Years Music Education. She was also member of staff with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Junior Chorus for 16 years and was Director of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCOS) West Lothian Choir for 8 years.
Lucinda is currently Creative Learning Director for NYCOS, a theory and musicianship lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a regular tutor, member of the Trustees and Chair of the Education Planning Board for the British Kodály Academy. In 2017 Lucinda was elected as a Director on the Board of the International Kodály Society and in 2019 she was delighted to be invited to be a tutor for the Benedetti Foundation.
Lucinda’s work involves Staff Development training across Britain presenting workshops on Kodály musicianship and methodology. She is a guest lecturer on the summer and yearly courses at the Kodály Institute in Kecskemét, Hungary, and is a frequent workshop leader in Australia and Singapore. In addition she has delivered workshops in Ireland, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Qatar, Canada and USA.
Publications written by Lucinda for NYCOS include – Singing Games and Rhymes for Tiny Tots, Singing Games and Rhymes for Early Years (Books 1 and 2) Singing Games and Rhymes for Middle Years (Books 1 and 2) and with Dr László Nemes Singing Games and Rhymes for ages 9 to 99. With Christopher Bell she wrote the musicianship programme Go for Bronze, Go for Silver and Go for Gold.