Singapore University of Social Sciences

Methods and Approaches – Kodaly

Methods and Approaches – Kodaly (BMU203)

Applications Open: 01 April 2021

Applications Close: 15 June 2021

Next Available Intake: July 2021

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2523 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C), Resilience 2020

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


This course provides you with fundamental knowledge of the Kodály method which focuses on the development of students’ musicianship skills, and is underpinned by the philosophy that all students should become musically literate (i.e. able to read and write music). The method will include the components – preparation, presentation and practice. Students need to be prepared to come back for the practical assessment which is held outside of the 6 week sessions.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • Introduction to the Kodály Concept of Music Education
  • Application of the Kodály Concept in the Classroom – Rhythm
  • Application of the Kodály Concept in the Classroom – Melody
  • Application of the Kodály Concept in the Classroom – Use of Folk Music
  • Application of the Kodály Concept in the Classroom - Use of Western Art Music
  • Adaptation of the Kodály Concept of Music education – Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the use of Kodaly strategies to help develop a singing voice.
  • Employ appropriate use of rhymes, songs, games, play parties, singing games, partner songs, rounds, sung ostinati, and simple singing in parts for lessons.
  • Analyse rhymes, songs, listening examples, and folk dances for Kodaly teaching.
  • Execute rhymes, songs, singing games, play parties, listening examples using Solfege Handsigns.
  • Prepare and present rhythmic and melodic concepts for Kodaly lessons.
  • Create lessons using sequential and spiral curriculum based on Kodály principles.
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