"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music." Albert Einstein
The Kodály Philosophy
The K-5 Music Curriculum is one that is Kodály based. Zoltán Kodály (1882 - 1967) was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, linguist, educator, author and philosopher who had a significant impact on the field of music education.
• Everyone has the right to be musically literate.
• Teachers should use the student's most natural instrument, the voice.
• Music education should begin at an early age.
• Children should begin by learning their musical mother-tongue (the folk songs of their own cultures).
• Only music of the highest quality should be used in the classroom.
• Teachers should follow the stages of child development in a sequential approach to learning music, using the known to discover the unknown.
• To be an excellent teacher, one must also be an excellent musician and scholar.