Level 1 Kodály Musicianship Class
Starts February 1, 2022, Online
Tuesday Zoom Class: 4:00- 4:25pm
14 classes total
40 minutes of music per week
Melissa Rooklidge, Kodály Instructor
Online Kodály Musicianship classes will consist of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Asynchronous- there will be a pre-recorded weekly video from the instructor, Melissa Rooklidge, with new songs and instructions for the corresponding music worksheet for the student. Synchronous- weekly 25 minute Zoom class with interactive songs, musical activities, and games.
If classes transition to in-person later in the semester, the time would be updated to: Tuesdays 3:45-4:25pm (40 minutes)
Safety protocols: everyone masked, socially distant with a room air filter.
This beginner course builds the foundation for musicianship skills and musical literacy for students prior to or beginning private music lessons. In the fall semester, students will focus on developing the singing voice, matching pitch, internalizing the beat, and experiencing musical comparatives such as: high vs. low, fast vs. slow, long vs. short, swaying (6/8) vs. marching (4/4) beats, and more. In the winter/spring semester, the students will learn beginning rhythms of quarter notes and eighth notes, in addition to the solfege notes “so” and “mi.” This course will prepare students for reading and writing notes and rhythms through listening, visual representation, and kinesthetic movement. 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 guide the development of their musicianship skills. Come experience the joy of music making in Kodály class!
$255 per child for 14 classes total (Scholarships available)
Enrollment remains open after the start date with pro-rated tuition.
*Ages listed are generally appropriate for each level, but further consideration for class placement will be given as needed, based on the student’s musical experience and learning needs.