College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Music Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BA in Music



Primary Advisor

Scott Glysson, College of Liberal Arts, Music Department


There are three prominent methods of music education that have developed over the years to provide a systematic way to teach the skills necessary to be a successful musician. Each of these methods takes its name from the musician who created the system; they are called the Dalcroze, Kodály, and Orff methods.

This project contains a brief outline of each of these three systems as well as an analysis of an original lesson plan based on each method. All three methods were developed in the 19th and 20th centuries and have been adapted to fit modern curriculum requirements in public schools. Modern music educators must make adjustments to fit the cultural and language standard of their location. The Dalcroze and Orff methods were developed in Germany while the Kodály method was created in Hungary. Following the description of each of these methods, there are a set of lesson plans written in the style of each music education method. Additionally, I have included videos of me teaching these lessons to students ranging from second grade to college level.



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