What is the Kodaly Method?:
Who created this method?:
What were Zoltan Kodaly's goals and philosophies?:
- Elevate the level of teacher training.
- Improve musical literacy in schools.
- Everyone is capable and has the right to musical literacy.
- Singing is the foundation of musical learning.
- Music education must begin with the very young.
- The importance of using folk music (native folk songs and folk songs of other countries) and music of high artistic value.
- Incorporating games, movement, playing instruments, reading and writing music with singing.
- Sequential process following a child's natural learning development:
Aural - oral - kinesthetic
Written - pictoral - abstract
Read - recognized
What types of music and instruments are used in the classroom?:
What are the musical instruments used?:
What is a typical lesson like and what are the key concepts learned?:
Using this method under the guidance of a certified Kodaly teacher, students can develop listening skills, sight-singing, ear training, learn how to play instruments, compose, improvise, sing, dance, analyze, read and write music.
Zoltan Kodaly Quotes:
“We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.”
"To teach a child an instrument without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing is to build upon sand.”
"Teach music and singing at school in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime."