Students in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade are exposed to the teachings and research of Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly. Kodaly’s method is promoted during weekly classes to connect the seasonal performance material to academic concepts and imaginative spirit.
To reflect on Kodaly’s own words,
“Music must not be approached from its intellectual, rational side, nor should it be conveyed to the child as a system of algebraic symbols, or as a secret writing of a language with which he has no connection. The way should be paved for direct intuition.”
Through a sequenced progression of songs and games, The Kodaly method allows each student to develop his or her own special gifts. It is the ultimate goal for students to gain musical independence and lifelong appreciation for the arts.