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    Kodály Musicianship
    For ages 3 to 9

2021-22 Season Update

MRU Conservatory is very excited to announce that we are planning to resume our Early Childhood program for the 2021/22 Season! Currently we are planning to resume classes this September and while we remain committed to the safety of all our students and instructors we are very excited to resume face-to-face instruction and see everyone return to campus again! 


Kodály Musicianship classes establish a firm foundation of musicianship skills for children in a creative and positive musical atmosphere. Using singing voices as their first instrument, children are actively engaged as they develop music reading and writing skills that prepare budding musicians for future studies. Some of these skills, based on the Kodály methodology, include:

  • a focus on in-tune singing
  • identifying the beat, rhythm, melody, and harmony through singing, reading, and writing
  • identifying phrasing and form
  • understanding how the use of dynamics, tempo, and timbre help to mold a beautiful piece of music.

Xylophones and rhythm instruments are used to reinforce concepts first heard through singing. In advanced levels, the recorder is introduced to reinforce music reading skills.

Classes are kept small in order to provide more individualized attention and a flexible learning environment. There are 16 classes per term, each 60 minutes in length. Since parental involvement is an essential component of the Kodály Program, they will join their children for the final 10 minutes of each class and are encouraged to share musical activities at home. Children have weekly take-home activities to reinforce the lessons.

Music Explorers (3 yrs) >

16 week terms | 30 minutes each week

Adventures in Music (4-5 yrs) >

16 week terms | 45 minutes each week

Discovering Music (5 yrs) >

16 week terms | 45 minutes each week

Kodály Level 3 (6 yrs)

16 week terms | 1 hour each week

 Instructors: Judit Szanto, Sylvia Zavzavadijan

CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
90566 Judit Saturday Sep. 11, 2021 - Jan. 22, 2022 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. TBD $360

Kodály Level 4 (7 yrs)

16 week terms | 1 hour each week

 Instructor: Suzanne Derbecker

CRN Instructor Day Date Time Room Fee
90989 Suzanne Saturday Sep. 11, 2021 - Jan. 22, 2022 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. TBD $360


For information on the program and details about the Kodaly method please see the Kodaly Parent Handbook




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