2015 Student Research Conference:
28th Annual Student Research Conference

Using the Kodaly Method to Teach Elementary Music
Joelle A. Beusterien
Dr. Jesse D. Krebs, Faculty Mentor

In 1929, Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly developed a method of teaching elementary music using a collection of folk songs that aims to develop ones entire being-personality, intellect and emotions (Who Was Kodaly). This has become one of the most popular and successful methods of elementary music education, each grade achieves new levels of goals and learning targets. Through this method, students learn to read music at a high level while having fun in a natural learning environment. I plan to present on the information that I gather from attending the national convention in March. During my presentation, I plan to give a brief overview of the Kodaly method, provide several examples of the techniques, and then compare the ways they can be integrated into both Kodaly certified and non certified classrooms. I will put together a slideshow, handout, and an interactive lesson for attendees.



Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 208-2
Location: OP 2117
Time: 11:15

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