Level 1 Kodály Musicianship Class

Ages 5-6

Starts February 7, 2023

Tuesday Classes: 4:00- 4:30pm (30 minutes)

13 classes total, In-person – mask optional

Melissa Rooklidge, Kodály Instructor

Course Description:
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!

$260 per child for 13 classes total (Scholarships available)


Enrollment remains open after the start date.

*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.

Class Refund Policy

Classes should be paid in full at the time of registration. If a student needs to withdraw from a class, a partial refund may be issued within 2 weeks of the first class date.

Annual Registration Fee

Annual Registration Fee for Ensemble and Class students (non-private lesson students):
$25 per student/$20 per student for 2 or more family members

Private lesson students: no additional fee is charged for ensembles or classes if the private registration fee is paid.