Undergraduate Course: The Kodaly Approach to Music Education (MUSI10073)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The Kodaly approach to music pedagogy is based on the principle that everyone is musical and everyone should have access to music education. Developed in the 1940s in Hungary, the approach is based on singing skills and is now used worldwide with children and adults of all ability levels. This course will introduce students to the life and work of Zoltan Kodaly, to the history and development of his pedagogical approach, and to the musical skills required for classroom teaching. The class will meet in 11 weekly seminars and the focus will be on the development of musical and pedagogical skills, guided by thoughtful reading, research, theory and repertoire collection. The first 50 minutes of each seminar will be dedicated to history, pedagogical theory, folk-song analysis and discussion. After a short break, the second 50 minutes of each seminar will be dedicated to practice: solfege skills, piano accompaniment, dictations, and classroom teaching.
The principal aim of this course is to introduce students to the Kodaly approach to music education. The focus will be on the development of musical and pedagogical skills, guided by thoughtful reading, research, theory and repertoire collection.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have the equivalent skills as examined in Listening & Musicianship 2 (MUSI08052) and Performance & Keyboard 2 (MUSI08049).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, students will be familiar with:
a) the life of Zoltan Kodaly
b) the compositions of Zoltan Kodaly
c) the pedagogical philosophy of Zoltan Kodaly.
Students will also be able to demonstrate their skills in:
d) singing using solfege names
e) Curwin hand-signs
f) rhythm syllables
i) keyboard skills
j) folk song analysis
k) lesson planning.
|Choksy, Lois (1999). The Kodály method I: comprehensive music education. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.|
Choksy, Lois (1999). The Kodály method II: folksong to masterwork. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall.
E¿sze, László (1971). Zoltán Kodály: his life in pictures and documents. Budapest: Corvina Kiadó.
Houlahan, Mícheál & Tacka, Philip (2008). Kodály today: a cognitive approach to elementary music education. Oxford University Press.
Lendvai, Ern¿. (1979). Bartók and Kodály. Budapest: Institute for Culture.
Zoltán, Kodály (1974). The selected writings of Zoltán Kodály. London; New York: Boosey & Hawkes.
Rowsell, Cyrilla & Vinden, David (2008). The Music Handbook: Teaching music skills to children through singing. Chigwell, UK: Jolly Learning Ltd.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Kodaly, Music, Education, Pedagogy
|Course organiser||Dr Katie Overy
Tel: (0131 6)50 8248
|Course secretary||Miss Annabelle Evans
Tel: (0131 6)50 2422
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