Hungary's Kodaly music education comes to China
2018-01-30 10:12 | xinhua

  Chinese and Hungarian institutes are introducing a method of music education to China, as developed by the 20th century Hungarian composer and pedagogue Zoltan Kodaly.

  The Kodaly method uses a child development approach to help children acquire music skills through listening, singing, games, movement and exercises. The method, also known as the Kodaly concept, was inscribed on the Lists of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016 for its role in safeguarding the folk music heritage.

  A free demonstration was held over the weekend at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center. At least 300 children attended the first show Saturday.

  "The Kodaly method is unique in training children's ability to innovate and give impromptu performances," said Zhang Li, general manager of the arts center.

  Organizers said they would go on to hold teachers' training sessions. The trainers and teaching materials all come from Hungary.

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