Kodály-trained music teachers

Kodály-trained music teachers aim to foster holistic development through music aligned with VEYLDF.

Program details

  • Priority area: Communication
  • Primary audience: Educators
  • Delivery mode: Group training, consultancy, professional services
  • Strength of evidence: Level 3 – Promising research evidence
  • AEDC sub-domains:
    • Communication skills and general knowledge
  • Item cost: Variable

Program description

The Kodály concept was inspired by the philosophies of the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodály (1882–1967). Throughout Kodály's writings are the notions that a person cannot be complete without music and that music serves to develop a person on all levels – emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.

The Kodály method aims to improve intonation, rhythm skills and music literacy, which benefits the development of motor skills, reading, maths concepts, perception and concept formation.

Kodály-trained music teachers are required to work in accordance with the VEYLDF.

Detailed cost

Costs vary depending on the provider.

Implementation considerations

  • Target population: children.
  • Program/practice descriptions and details: Kodály music teachers offer children stimulating and enjoyable music lessons while addressing the need to teach the 'whole person' in a sequential and logical manner. Children's songs, singing games and folk dances are an integral part of lessons and used to enhance active learning and enjoyment.
  • Staffing: educators should participate in Kodály lessons, learning alongside children in order to extend on children's experience in between lessons.

VEYLDF alignment

Item uses these practice principles

  • Reflective practice
  • Partnerships with families
  • High expectations for every child
  • Respectful relationships and responsive engagement
  • Equity and diversity
  • Assessment for learning and development
  • Integrated teaching and learning approaches
  • Partnerships with professionals

Item responds to these sub-outcomes

  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
  • Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.

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