Perfect for Children
Ages 4 - 12
Children who like music
An appreciation and understanding of
music will enhance a child's entire life
Music literacy taught at an early age
accelerates mastery of any music
Home school students
Add music to your curriculum
while improving your child's cognitive
LEARNING THROUGH PLAYING GAMES, FOLK SONGS, MUSIC OF MASTER COMPOSERS, MUSIC LITERACY
I have been schooled in the Kodaly System. It teaches that children learn best from doing, by
participating in songs and musical games while at the same time learning musical elements in a sequential order. Your child will learn how to produce beautiful singing tone quality from my expertise and by listening to other children’s voices.
Musical concepts will be introduced in a well-structured presentation and internalized through fun activities to foster self-confidence in singing. My curriculum begins with simple children’s songs and games then progresses into more involved songs of our American heritage. Older children will learn folk songs from other countries and ultimately music of the master composers. Each semester I will introduce 15-20 age appropriate songs for the children to sing and study. They will develop physical coordination. Many of our songs call for skipping, hopping, tapping, hand clapping with a partner, walking the beat and clapping rhythm while singing. The focus will be on unity and not individual competition. The children will work together as a group and learn to wait their turn. They will learn how to evaluate both solo and group performances. Most importantly, the children will experience the joy of singing.
Who is Kodaly?
Zoltan Kodaly, the Hungarian composer and music educator said, “The characteristics of a good musician can be summarized as follows: a well-trained ear, intelligence, heart and hand. All four must develop together, in constant equilibrium. As soon as one lags behind or rushes ahead, there is something wrong.” I am one of few music teachers in our country who has had the privilege of studying music education in Hungary from the Hungarian master teachers that Kodaly selected to work with him. The Well Trained Singing School is committed to maintain these high musical standards for your child.