Kodály Musicianship Course
Level Four

Ages 8-9

Starts February 4, 2021

Online- 40 minutes of music per week (synchronous & asynchronous)

Thursdays- Zoom class from 5:00-5:25pm (14 classes)

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.

This course will review concepts from Kodály Level 3 (previous courses not required), and expands to advance musicianship skills. It will focus on singing and aural skills through solfège in the extended pentatonic scale (low so, low la, do, re, mi, fa, so, la, high do), This course will continue to build music literacy skills by incorporating known rhythms and learning new syncopated rhythms utilizing different combinations of quarter notes, eighth notes, sixteenth notes, half notes, dotted half notes, whole notes, and different rests values. Students will read, write, compose, and improvise with these notes and rhythms in the major keys of C, G, and F. They will conduct in simple meters of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, and will develop inner hearing skills through a variety of exercises. Students will learn the letter names of the treble clef, musical terminology, as well as binary, ternary, and rondo 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!

$245 per child for 14 classes total (Scholarships available)


Enrollment remains open after 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.