By Elisa Carpenter, Music Teacher
“…its objectives are two-fold: to aid in the well-balanced social and artistic development of the child, and to produce a musically-literate adult; an adult who can read and write music as easily as words..” - Zoltan Kodaly
An intriguing quote from Zoltan Kodaly, the founder of the Kodaly Teaching Method developed in Hungary. Years ago he wanted to be involved in a music education system that was capable of leading children toward love of and knowledge about music, from the youngest of ages into their adult lives.
Many educators, whether in traditional or cyber school, strive to replicate this idea each and every day, in their own course, in new ways, and with fascinating tools so their students are well prepared and successful!
This ideology has laid the foundation for my love of teaching. In this article, I will describe some of the tools used to cultivate a well-balanced and artistically expressive elementary musician, all in an online elementary education environment!