This course is an overview of music education in elementary school settings. Students learn the educational philosophies, objectives, teaching methods, and musical materials of the Orff, Kodály, Suzuki, Gordon, and Dalcroze methods of music education. Students also learn to prepare lesson plans and select music for children's voices. Students explore directed listening activities, as well as notation of rhythm and melody. Students learn principles for planning an entire musical curriculum. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of observation in an elementary school classroom.