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Music Education Literacy Curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade Six based on the Kodály philosophy of music education using American folk music.  

The Second Edition has more folk songs, art songs, and model lesson plans.  There are "prepare, present, and practice" model lesson plans for each grade K-6.  There is also a new section in the second grade curriculum on teaching compound rhythms and six-eight meter in second or third grade.  All suggested songs have been carefully researched for this age group.  In the section on How to Teach A Song, in addition to How To Teach a Song by Rote we have included How To Teach a Song by Reading (by rhythm only or by stick and staff notations).


ISBN:  1-889967-12-2

An American Methodology: An Inclusive Approach to Music Literacy

K-6 curriculum guide based on Kodály principles.  Glossary of terms and games; song lists for each grade (with song notated or source listed).  Latest revised edition contains an art music appendix.  Clearly explains prepare, present and practice.  Spiral bound.           

Sections in the book include Kodály philosophy, lesson planning, methodology for each grade, materials for each grade including song lists, appendixes, bibliography, and index.

List of Appendixes Included with Book

  • Glossary of Terms
  • Model Lesson Plans
  • Folk Song Index
  • Art Music Index
  • Rhymes and Songs
  • Art Music Songs

American Methodology: An Inclusive Approach to Music Literacy - 2nd Edition

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