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This group is for those members who directly teach music.

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What are the essential components for a good music curriculum? 4 Replies

Having just finished our first draft of my (second) music curriculum I've found myself at an interesting crossroads of opinion. Our new document details elements including listening, reading,…Continue

Started by Chris Brown. Last reply by Laura Collins Sep 19, 2010.

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Comment by Paul Conrad on September 19, 2010 at 4:19pm
If anyone's thinking of researching the Kodály methodology, here are some links for on-line resources. However, you should really try to attend a workshop or observe a Kodály-trained teacher to get a sense of how it works "on the ground."
Comment by Laura Collins on September 19, 2010 at 12:21pm
I just sent out a question to members on curriculum myself before seeing your discussion topic. There are many methods and 'curriculms' out there for instrumentalists. But classroom/general music ed.(particularly elementary) does not fare as well on complete programs. Kodaly(from Hungary) is a wonderfully sequential curriculum and is grade level specific which involves singing as the main performance instrument/component. I love the ear training and internalization of beat, rhythm and pitch that it develops. I heighly recomment classroom teachers getthis training. I've also been trained in the Yamaha Music School method years ago. It is also one of the only 'curriculums' I have seen that builds independent, confident and complete musicians of the kids in a sequential, fool-proof manner --laying out the lessons for the teacher. Of course, with any curriculum, perhaps the most important word is always- review-review-review-(practice). :) Happy teaching!!
Comment by Gary Yamane on May 3, 2010 at 8:13pm
I just posted a new video of my high school rock band---check it out!
 

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