The Kodály (koh-DIE)
approach to music education is a unique method that allows children to hear and experience the music physically, aurally and visually. Music is learned through movement, singing and finally through reading and writing. It teaches children, through folk songs, to recognize interval distances starting with the kind of simple intervals that children sing to accompany playground games They are then taught those interval distances by "solfege", that is do-re-me-fa-so. From the simple well known tunes we build a bridge to the more complex music they will learn through their choral repertoire.
For more information, please go to the Organization of American Kodály Educators at http://www.oake.org/