Curwen/Glover Hand Signs

The Kodály approach emphasizes the importance of learning how to sing on pitch. In the 18th century, John Spencer Curwen drew upon an earlier music teaching system known as Norwich […]

The Kodály Approach

The Kodály philosophy is a system of music education that has evolved from the inspiration and creativity of Zoltán Kodály. This philosophy was not invented by Kodály, but became famous because […]

Soothing Music for Your Young Child

It’s never to early to introduce a child to great classical music. Try playing some of these soothing favorites at naptime or bedtime. Bach, Johann SebastianJesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring […]

Guided Listening Teaching Tips

From Dr. Kay Edwards, Miami University 1. Make the experience active: Give students specific things to listen for or do beforehand. This can include students writing down answers to questions […]

Where Can I Find a Teacher for Private Lessons?

Most schools today provide large-group opportunities for students to participate in music ensembles such as band, choir, and orchestra–usually built upon an elementary music curriculum that included learning to sing, […]

Selecting a Musical Instrument

There are many reasons that a child may select a particular instrument, not all of them equally as valid. He may be attracted to the flute, for example because someone […]