Kodaly - Pre & Primary School

Watch our film and see the Kodaly Programme 'in action'

Filmed in St. Paul's Infant School, Athlone you will see:

  • pupils taking part in their weekly Kodaly session;
  • performances of the developing class choirs and
  • interviews with MGOW Development Officer, Margaret Broome; MGOW Kodaly Practitioner, Hilary Roche and St. Paul's Principal Anne Connaughton speaking about the development of the Kodaly Programme and how St. Paul's has benefitted from its involvement.
Music Generation Offaly Westmeath is grateful to the Board of Management, Principal, staff, parents and pupils of St. Paul's Infant School, Athlone for their involvement in the making of this film.

ABOUT THE KODALY PROGRAMME

The Kodaly Programme is an approach to music education that is based on teaching, learning and understanding music through the experience of singing.

This combination of playing and singing musical games at an age appropriate level allows pupils to experience music-making whilst simultaneously learning about all of the elements of music.

 

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(Pupils from Scoil Naisiunta Naomh Eoin, Rath Co.Offaly)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Kodály programme is delivered by tutors who implement a comprehensive and progressive programme within pre and primary schools. The tutors are suitably qualified musicians recruited and trained by Music Generation Offaly Westmeath and their partners in the Kodály approach.

In the primary school setting the programme is adaptable for all classes from Junior and Senior Infants up to 6th Class, and is taught on a whole class basis.

The programme runs for 30 weeks per year, within the school timetable, and content follows the established methodology of the Kodály approach at an age-appropriate level, focusing on singing but with some pre-instrumental work using classroom percussion.

The tutors visit participating schools twice per week, i.e. two 30-min sessions per week for every group. This means that the programme becomes embedded in the daily life of the school and the tutor has the opportunity to become part of the school team.

 

GETTING INVOLVED

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN THE KODALY PROGRAMME FOR 2014/ 2015 NOW

Pre and primary schools should first register their interest in the programme as soon as possible by emailing mbroome@offalycoco.ie

Application forms and additional information are available for download in the SCHOOL ZONE.