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The Kodaly Approach is the active, sequential, developmental, and hands-on foundation for K-6 twice-weekly music classes. Kodaly believed that singing is the most direct means to a musical education. Teaching techniques, such as the moveable-do system, hand signs, and rhythm syllables, facilitate critical thinking through discovery learning. Sound and experience precedes sight and symbol, utilizing aural, kinesthetic, and visual modes of learning. Xylophones, recorders, and rhythm instruments enhance the learning experience. The curriculum of world music and the classics engages students in group and solo singing, call and response songs, melodic ostinati, rounds, canons, partner songs, and part-singing. Every part of each music class, including  traditional singing games, is planned to serve as an integral part of the musical experience, to connect knowledge and deepen understanding. Each class focuses on building a melodic or rhythmic concept, interwoven with in-tune singing, inner hearing, part work, singing games, active listening, movement, improvisation, performance, and composition, supported and enriched by use of technology. In the seventh and eighth grades, (Ukulele Nation) we expand our musical journey by learning the ukulele. This enables us to continue our study of singing, music reading, and music history but with an instrumental application.