Elementary Classroom Methods
Methods and materials for the instruction of general music in the elementary school are addressed in this class. This course will present a survey of the educational philosophies, objectives, teaching methods, and musical materials of the Orff, Kodály, Suzuki, Gordon, and Dalcroze methods of music education. Preparation of lesson plans, selection of music for the child voice, directed listening, notation of rhythm and melody, as well as formulation of principles for planning an entire musical curriculum are addressed. Minimum of 15 hours assigned observation in elementary schools is required.