Prepare. Present. Practice. Kodaly Teaching

Have you ever thought of what the most important ingredient to a musical education is? And that's also free?

Have you figured it out yet? 

Singing! yes! Singing! We're all born with a voice, and singing is fundamental to musicianship training.

By singing you develop the ability to hear something first before you play it. 

"If you can sing it, you can play it."

Such a true statement!

So, let's think about this for a second: Students must hear the sounds first, then they learn how the sounds are put together, and only then, they learn how to read them. 

Do you want to learn more about what the steps for teaching any concept should be? These ideas follow the Kodaly system of teaching a new concept.

PREPARE - create a bank of songs, rhymes, and activities that provide the opportunities to teach musical concepts such as beat, rhythm, pitch. If the sound isn't prepared well in the child's head (and ears), it falls apart. The preparation stage is crucial to the success of this way of teaching.

PRESENT - present the concept when the time is right. The time to present the concept visually or by giving it a name depends on the readiness of each child. But think about it, if all that's left is to present the name of the concept, it means that the preparation has been done correctly.

 PRACTICE - this stage can be the toughest, and it's up to the educator to make the practice engaging, fun, and inspiring.


 And this is what we're working for at Momisi Music House.

Our has animated characters that can help you teach your students in more engaging ways, and we show you activities that you can do with your students to 'repeat' and 'practice' concepts over and over again.

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Our Puppets for Strings Violin Series also include songs! The is about to be ready, and all the pieces that you can teach your students include fun lyrics. Our book launch is coming soon!

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Now tell us, what are you doing in your lessons with those little beginners to engage their attention?

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We’d love to hear about your ideas! 

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