Kodaly and Montessori: Motivational Materials and Activities for Fifth and Sixth Grade General Music

July 1, 1997 / By: Anne Cota

The purpose of this study was to discover which musical activities early adolescents would choose most often and find most motivating given individualized choices. This study included the design and implementation of musical materials and activities based on a combination of Montessori principles, the Kodaly approach, and early adolescent motivational theory. A review of literature examined and compared Kodaly and Montessori approaches to child development and music education. As well, the literature on early adolescent development and music education was consulted.