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Dalcroze and Kodály in Teaching Music: When Two Imaginations Meet

SG $110.00SG $240.00

Music teachers of the 21st century need to expand their musical toolbox to adapt to the learning needs of students today, whether in one-to-one teaching, or that of the classroom or ensembles. Dalcroze and Kodály specialists Jerison Harper Lee and Susanna Saw share the same experiential approach to music teaching, and this course delves into strategies to make your lessons fun and engaging through musical games and activities. Learners will go deeper in learning both the Dalcroze and Kodaly approaches, and how both can be integrated into the same music classroom. Suitable for learners with or without experience in both approaches.

IDEAS: develop musical ideas that centralize on student experience and learning abilities.

GAMIFICATION: To develop personal musical abilities through fun games.

BIG PICTURE: To develop a wide view as a music educator looking through the lenses of pedagogical methods.

Jerison received both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (2016) in Dalcroze pedagogy from the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Geneva. To further develop his knowledge and skills in working with Dalcroze, he has travelled the world to study with various Dalcroze masters. While he was in Geneva, he also studied piano with renowned pianists, Sergio de Los Cobos and Christine Guye.

With a strong foundation in ballet and dance, he continued to study ballet and modern dance while in Geneva. The combination of mastery in both music and dance furnishes him with a unique ability to truly deliver the essence of Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

Since his return from Switzerland in 2015, Jerison has been actively promoting, conducting and teaching Dalcroze workshops and classes to musicians, dancers and arts educators in Singapore, and has been repeatedly invited to present and teach in many Asian countries. His work has brought him to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, America and Australia.

In 2007, Susanna established the Young Choral Academy in Kuala Lumpur, a venue for choral lovers to learn more about vocal and choral education. She was instrumental in bringing the Kodály Teachers’ Training Course to Malaysia to improve local standards of classroom music teaching. She organised the 24th International Kodály Symposium in August 2019, in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and through this, hopes to bring more awareness on the Kodály teaching philosophy to the Southeast Asia Region.

From 2007 onwards, Susanna has been regularly invited by the Interkultur Foundation, Germany, to be a member of the Jury for the Asia Pacific and World Choir Games. Susanna has been appointed to the Working Committee for the Asia-Pacific Choral Council, under the auspices of the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM). Susanna is also an active speaker at various Music Education events promoting effective music teaching in the 21st century. She is also the newly elected Vice-President for the International Kodály Society and the Malaysian Association for Music Education.

Session 1: Introduction to Dalcroze and Kodály Pedagogy

Session 2: Turning complex rhythms into games

Session 3: Learning solfege is not only about listening and singing

Session 4: Improvisation is easy as do re mi!

Session 5: Pedagogical sequence for rhythm

Session 6: Steps to teach sight-singing

Session 7: Incorporating musical elements from Southeast Asia

Session 8: Review of teaching methods

FAQS

Yes, they will be made available for participants until 6 months after the completion of each course.

E-certificates will be issued on course completion to Active Participants.

Active Participants will be involved in class participation: interacting with course instructors, receiving feedback on class assignments/submissions, and they will have playing opportunities in class etc. Observers will be observing these segments of the class.

Active Participants will receive an E-certificate of participation, and Observers will receive a certificate of attendance.

5 days before the course commences.

Yes, simply get your friends together and send us an email to request for a second round of the course! If we receive sufficient signups we will repeat the course.

We do not conduct make-up classes. Learners who miss a session can catch up on the class content by watching the session recording thereafter. If there are any class assignments, learners are to contact the instructor directly.

We at the Academy do our utmost to make courses proceed as planned. However, there are times when unforeseen circumstances force a class to be cancelled. When this happens, we are committed to refunding the total amount, in an efficient manner, including any costs of using third-party payment gateways.

Should a participant need to cancel, we will make efforts to accommodate refunds, though costs of using third-party payment gateways will be borne by the participant.

Late cancellations may not be able to be refunded, as they will have been factored into the confirmation of running the course. We will provide a full refund for cancellations up to 2 weeks before the start of a course, following this a 50% refund with up to 1 week of notice. Notifications of fewer than 7 days will most likely not be eligible for a refund. We thank you for your understanding.