The Kodaly Method and What it means for Our Students

The musical training of the Redwood Coast Children's Chorus is based on the Kodaly concept of musical education, a program of sequential activities in vocal music.  Skill in memorizing, analyzing, and reading music is founded on the study of sight-singing, sol-feggio ear training and vocal techniques.  It is based upon the belief that music is a universal language which must be consciously fostered as early as possible in a child's life, beginning with nursery rhymes and folk songs.  Students develop musical excellence through challenging repertoire from around the world and a variety of eras, while developing a sense of commitment and responsibility, cummunity awareness, and cultural literacy through music.