Kodály Musicianship Course
Grades 2-3/Ages 7-8
45 minutes total of music each week ONLINE
Thursdays- Zoom Meeting 4:30-4:50
Online Kodaly Musicianship Classes are a total 45 minutes of music each week, consisting of:
- 15 minute video lesson with tailored curriculum planned and taught by Opus faculty, Melissa Rooklidge (youtube link to lesson video)
- 10 minutes of worksheet(s) corresponding to the video lesson
- 20 minute weekly Zoom meeting with the students to play and sing music activities and games together
This course will review concepts from Kodály Level 1 and 2 (previous courses not required), and will deepen students’ musicianship skills. It will focus on developing singing and aural skills through solfège in the pentatonic scale through songs, rounds, and incorporating melodic ostinati (repeated patterns). It will continue to build music literacy skills with the following rhythms: quarter note, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, quarter rest, half note, and whole notes. Students will read, write, compose, and improvise with these notes and rhythms in the major keys C, G, and F. They will conduct in simple meters of 2/4 and 4/4, and will develop inner hearing skills through a variety of exercises. Students will learn musical terminology as well as binary forms of music. Utilizing musical materials, classroom instruments, and body percussion, students will learn an array of songs and instrumental pieces in varying meters, tempos, and keys to continue the development of their musicianship skills. Come experience the joy of music making in Kodály class!
9 classes- $90 per child/ or $120 for multiple siblings in one house
ONLINE Classes begin March 26th – REGISTER HERE
Enrollment remains open after start date
*Ages are listed for generally appropriate levels, but further consideration for class placement will be given as needed, based on a student’s musical experience and learning needs.