SRF Program

  • Kodály-trained Music Teachers

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes, Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work, Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media.


    The Kodály concept was inspired by the philosophies of the Hungarian composer and educator Zoltan Kodály (1882–1967). Throughout Kodály’s writings are the notions that a person cannot be complete without music and that music serves to develop a person on all levels – emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
    The Kodály method aims to improve intonation, rhythm skills, music literacy which benefits the development of motor skills, reading, maths concepts, perception and concept formation​.
    Kodály-trained Music Teachers are required to work in accordance with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

    Detailed Costs

    Costs for this service will vary depending on the provider.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: children attending the funded kindergarten.

    Program / practice descriptions and details:  Kodály music teachers offer children stimulating and enjoyable music lessons while at the same time addressing the need to teach the whole person in a sequential and logical manner. Children's songs, singing games and folk dances are an integral part of lessons and are used to enhance active learning and enjoyment. 

    Staffing: educators should participate and learn alongside children in the music lessons to extend on children's experience in between lessons. 

    Strength of Evidence

    Promising research evidence

    3 stars out of 5