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Students go through a sequential music education process using methods such as the Kodály Concept, Orff Method, and Solfège Approach.
Each semester directors and music instructors will continue to help students:
learn to read musical notation and understand key musical concepts through sequential process, and
develop a solid education in music theory and skill in ear training.
The Kodaly Method breaks down the learning of music into a series of concepts (or components). Then applies a sequential learning process to each one. This sequential learning process follows the natural developmental pattern used in learning a language, which is aural, written, and then read.
Aural – oral – kinesthetic
Read – recognized
- Written – pictoral – abstract
The Orff philosophy encourages children to experience music at their own level of understanding. Children are encouraged to learn in their natural environment of play. Improvisation is encouraged to allow children to explore the possibilities in music.
Solfège is a system for singing notes. If you’re familiar with the famous Rogers and Hammerstein song “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music, you already know the solfège note names: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la and ti.
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