Today’s episode of TAP is going in the books as one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to speak with one of my mentors, Dr. Brent Gault, about Kodály-inspired teaching, and the book he co-edited with Dr. Carlos Abril, Teaching General Music. Here are some of the highlights of our conversation:

  • The book Teaching General Music, and why he and Dr. Abril decided it was important to have a text like this.
  • How he discovered Kodály and why he was drawn to the approach.
  • The importance of musical fluency and how to incorporate it into your teaching.
  • The issue of “quality” and how to decide what to include in your classroom.
  • How world music and musics of different cultures apply to Kodály-inspired teaching.

I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!

If you want more information on how to contact Brent Gault, click here! | To get a copy of the book Teaching General Music, click here! 


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