PROVO – For the next week the BYU Law building will be alive with the sound of music. One summer music program is helping teachers improve music education in the classroom.
BYU’s Intermuse program offers certification in the Kodaly method. Founded by Doctor Jerry Jaccard more than 20 years ago, Jaccard began the program in order to provide students a full music education.
“Although the older kids were proficient at playing instruments, they weren’t proficient at music,” Jaccard stated. “They were technically proficient, but didn’t really know what they were doing. The Kodaly concept of music education addresses that issue.”
Kodaly certification is a requirement for music teachers in the Provo school district. Jaccard said he feels there’s no better way to teach music than through this method.
BYU’s intense two week course will end next Friday. Students of the program will demonstrate what they’ve learned by producing a free choir performance. For more information, visit Intermuse’s website.
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