The perfect accompaniment to The Music Handbook, this full-colour big book is ideal for whole class use and comes with an integral fold-out stand. It contains the complete collection of five rhymes and 24 songs in a large easy-to-read format. Each rhyme or song includes pulse marks to guide the children in performance, and pictures to remind them of the appropriate actions or games. 470x370mm
ISBN 978 1 84414 113 5
What is Jolly Music?
Jolly Music is based on the tried and tested principles of Hungarian composer and music educator Zoltan Kodaly. Using this philosophy Cyrilla Rowsell and David Vinden, both experienced practitioners and teachers of the Kodaly method, have developed the Jolly Music programme.
What is the Kodaly method?
Kodaly's approach to music education is based on teaching, learning and understanding music through the experience of singing, without the demands of having to learn to play an instrument. Thisapproach allows children to immediately participate in music making.
How does Jolly Music work?
Through a repertoire based on playground rhymes and songs, children become aware of musical elements including pulse, rhythm, pitch, loudness and speed. Activities and games support multi-sensory learning and make the lessons fun. The lessons are carefully structured to build the key musical skills of listening, singing in tune, inner hearing, and ultimately reading and writing music. Taught in this way, classroom music will build children's motivation, enthusiasm and confidence, and lay the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment.
A founding member of The British Kodaly School and one of the most experienced practitioners in the country. Cyrilla is in great demand not only as a teacher, but also as a trainer and adviser to schools and education authorities. Currently Cyrilla teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
After studying at the Royal Academy of Music, David taught and studied at the Kodaly Institute in Hungary. Now teaching at Trinity College of Music, he has given many lectures and sessions on Kodaly throughout the UK. In 1992 he and his wife founded the Kodaly Centre of London.