Kodaly Today

Kodaly Today : A Cognitive Approach to Elementary Music Education

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In Kodaly Today, Micheal Houlahan and Philip Tacka offer an expertly-researched, thorough, and - most importantly - practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into tangible, achievable musical objectives and effective lesson plans. Their model - grounded in the latest research in music perception and cognition - outlines the concrete practices behind constructing effective teaching portfolios, selecting engaging music repertoire for the classroom, and teaching musicianship skills successfully to elementary students of all degrees of proficiency. Addressing the most important questions in creating and teaching Kodaly-based programs, Houlahan and Tacka write through a practical lens, presenting a clear picture of how the teaching and learning processes go hand-in-hand. Their innovative approach was designed through a close, six-year collaboration between music instructors and researchers, and offers teachers an easily-followed, step-by-step roadmap for developing students' musical understanding and metacognition skills.
A comprehensive resource in the realm of elementary music education, this book is a valuable reference for all in-service music educators, music supervisors, and students and instructors in music education.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 190.5 x 256.54 x 45.72mm | 1,451.49g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 94 line illus., 237 music examples
  • 0195314093
  • 9780195314090
  • 256,556

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This thorough, intensive and, above all, elegantly practical approach to understanding and applying its tried-and-tested tenets will prove a boon to teacher and studnets alike Music Teacher The inclusion of 140 pages of exhaustively detailed song lists and lesson and monthly plans is a reason in itself to buy this invaluable book. Michael Quinn, Music Teacher In Kodaly Today, the authors offer most thorough and practical approach to transforming curriculum goals into objective and effective lesson plans. David Martin Piano Professionals The authors have developed a text that incorporates appropriate musical material and sound teaching strategies for presenting this material to students. Grade level goals, objectives, and strategies are outlined in great detail, and these materials would prove extremely valuable to a music teacher. I also appreciate the inclusion of learning theorists from the education community at large. All in all, this is a very practical text. Brent M. Gault, Ph. D., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
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About Michael Houlahan

Micheal Houlahan is Professor of Music Theory at Millersville University. He holds a Kodaly Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy - Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute in Budapest and from the Kodaly Center of America. Philip Tacka is Professor of Music at Millersville University. He holds a Kodaly Diploma from the Franz Liszt Academy - Zoltan Kodaly Pedagogical Institute in Budapest and from the Kodaly Center of America. Both authors have lectured internationally on music theory, education and Kodaly studies.
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