What is Sing for Joy?
Sing for Joy is a Kodály-based music curriculum that teaches literacy through singing.
Children learn by the teacher’s example. So the teacher’s singing and modeling of musical elements is the backbone of Sing for Joy.
This curriculum will help students to…
- read and understand music
- sing with enthusiasm and freedom
- embrace music as kingdom-building
Sing for Joy is being built and released in phases. We are correcting as we find errors and updating as we see places for improvement.
Sign Up for Grades K-4
- Online teaching tools
- Printable classroom materials
- Forum with other teachers
Each grade includes 50 lessons sequenced for the academic year. Plan your classes using
- Lesson plans
- Songs and activities
Use tried and true methods for teaching:
- Detailed teaching strategies
- Video demonstrations
Access an email forum of Sing for Joy users:
- Receive weekly teaching tips
- Ask your own questions to other teachers
The Kodály Approach
Students learn music best by hearing and singing it. With the Kodály approach, students learn teamwork, ear training, reading and writing music, and tuneful singing through hearing the teacher and participating in group activities. Sing for Joy uses this sound-to-symbol approach to teach students to enjoy singing for the glory of God.
“Teach music . . . in such a way that it is not a torture but a joy for the pupil; instill a thirst for finer music in him, a thirst which will last for a lifetime.” Zoltán Kodály, 1929
Your subscription will give you access to Grades K-4 as well as other resources and materials as they become available. It will support the ongoing development of Sing for Joy.
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